One vacancy available:

Appleford School is a specialist day and boarding school for pupils aged 7-18 with dyslexia and associated learning needs, set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside in the village of Shrewton, just off the A303. Our ethos is to build children’s confidence through continuous support and celebration of success. Rated ‘Excellent’ by ISI in all categories, the school has been providing the highest quality teaching for pupils with dyslexia for over 30 years.

Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist Therapist

To work within a well-developed and motivated team
Permanent position 4-5 days per week
Starting November 2020 (negotiable) 

Closing date: 7 October 2020
Interview date: 16 October 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly individual to join our small but expanding team at Appleford School.

You will need:

  • A recognised Occupational Therapy qualification (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registration with The Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • Post Graduate experience in Sensory Integration
  • Minimum of at least 2 years paediatric OT experience
  • Experience in carrying out clinical assessment, planning and implementing a programme of intervention, note and report writing
  • A flexible and independent approach

You will be working with a specialist caseload of pupils who have specific learning difficulties including: dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, language disorders and social communication difficulties. You will work closely with onsite Speech and Language Therapists, the Pastoral Team and Academic and Boarding staff, to ensure occupational therapy targets are incorporated into the educational setting.

For more information contact Marion Hughes ( and/or Claire Cooper (

 Please send your completed Application Form to Claire Cooper, HR Officer, Appleford School.

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Appleford School, Elston Lane, Shrewton, SALISBURY, SP3 4HL     Tel: 01980-621020

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Appleford School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of pupils and staff.
We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All job applicants will undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Appleford welcomes applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.

CReSTeD             DfE Approved        Boarding Schools Association        British Dyslexia Association