Location: Meath School & Specialist Centre, Brox Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0LF

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: Teachers Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Scale depending on experience, plus SEN allowance

Start Date: September 2022

I CAN’s Meath School is a consistently outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. Meath is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, language, and communication difficulties together with other learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create stimulating learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to communicate as effectively as possible, individuals are valued, and achievement is celebrated.

At Meath school, we a looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher to join our amazing multi-disciplinary team who is passionate about overcoming the barriers to learning and supporting children to reach their true potential.  The candidate should be forward thinking and be interested in developing their career in an outstanding well-resourced school catering for children with Speech, language, and communication needs.  There will be lots of opportunity for continued professional development as well as access to an amazing team of therapists who are committed to supporting the children at our school. 

I CAN is the children’s communication charity, and our vision is a world where all children have the communication skills, they need to fulfil their potential. Serving children and families for 130 years, I CAN today consists of two special schools, Meath School (Surrey) and Dawn House School (East Midlands); a social enterprise that develops and distributes a wide range of materials, training packages and interventions across the nation; the I CAN Help portfolio of information and advice for parents, carers, and practitioners; and is the host for The Communication Trust, a consortium of over 50 organisations in the field of communication. I CAN’s mission is that no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.

For an informal discussion please contact Majella Delaney, Deputy Headteacher on 01932 872302 or email mdelaney@meath-ican.org.uk To find out more about Meath School and I CAN visit www.meathschool.org.uk and www.ican.org.uk

To apply, please download an application pack below.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 5 June 2022

We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are male or from ethnic minority backgrounds or those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

Please note that we will not close applications before this time and date as we recognise that candidates put in a lot of time and effort into making an application and we want to give each of you the time and space to put in an application you feel proud of.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and barred list check.



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