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 and ‘Good’ by OFSTED, the school has been providing the highest quality teaching for pupils with dyslexia for over 30 years.

Appleford has well-resourced and supported small classes of up to ten pupils and an ethos based on developing confidence, celebrating success and continuous support – for both pupils and staff. More importantly, we instil a belief in our children that dyslexia is no barrier to learning and we expect them to do well. GCSE attainment for our pupils regularly exceeds national mainstream averages.

Due to increasing pupil numbers we currently have the following vacancies available:

Speech and Language Therapist


  • Full Time (part-time considered)
  • Start date: asap
  • 52 week contract (pay all year round)
  • Pay based on level of experience
  • Contractual sick pay
  • For an informal conversation, please contact Molly Hilson (SaLT) at

The Team…

We are currently a team of 4 Speech and Language Therapists. Although we have individual caseloads of pupils, we work closely together in a supportive manner. We regularly access both internal and external clinical supervision and meet on a weekly basis for CPD. We work closely with Head of Learning Support, SENCos, Occupational Therapy, pastoral staff, as well as the wider school community (e.g. academic staff, boarding staff).

The role…

We are a Specialist Independent School based in Shrewton, Wiltshire. Our pupils are aged between 7 and 18 with diagnoses of Dyslexia and associated conditions. We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and experienced individual to join our team. We work with pupils across the school to support speech, language and communication development. Many of our pupils have diagnoses of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and/or ADHD. We have access to a variety of assessments and resources to ensure sessions are targeted, useful and enjoyable for our pupils.   We deliver 1:1 sessions, small group sessions and offer in-class support. There are opportunities to join in all aspects of school life, including activity weeks and school trips.

We support senior school pupils with their independence through community visits to nearby towns. We regularly deliver training within the school to support understanding and support offered to pupils with various speech, language and communication needs (SLCNs). We contribute towards annual reviews for pupils on our caseload, and regularly meet with parents and relevant school staff. Sessions are typically funded by Local Authorities through EHCPs.

How to apply:

An application form and full job description can be obtained from Claire Cooper, or you can download an application form.

Please send your completed Application Form to Sarah Warrington, Recruitment Officer, Appleford School.
Appleford School, Elston Lane, Shrewton, SALISBURY, SP3 4HL Tel: 01980-621020

Head of Boarding

We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of Boarding to join our friendly team at Appleford School.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in developing the school, attending management meetings and working alongside key members of staff.

You should be computer literate (Word, Excel, Outlook), have excellent leadership skills and a keen desire to support and encourage our pupils, from 7 years to 16 years, to achieve their full potential. Ongoing training is provided.

The Boarding team consists of 14 staff members who work across five boarding houses with 60 boarders, providing pastoral support and opportunities for our pupils to try new activities and learn new skills. Our aim is to prepare our pupils fully for their lives beyond Appleford.

In return, we offer a vibrant and caring place to work.

Closing date for applications: 22 May 2023

Start date: September 2023

Please contact Claire Cooper (Operations Manager), email:



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