Occupational Therapist Band 7

Ref: SCH-HS& SNC-0020
Establishment: Hatton School & Special Needs Centre Location: Hatton school and Special Needs Centre Salary: 45021.00 - 48060.00 Department: TST Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 04/04/2024 08:00:00 Interview Date: - Start Date: April 2024

Additional Information

Contract Type: Permanent Contract Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks Hours per Week: 35.00 Weeks per Year: 51.070 Pay Grade: Band 7

The Role

Are you looking for change and a new challenge? Would you like to use your excellent skills to support pupils with complex needs who find it difficult to learn and who need passion, creativity and innovation to help them progress?  We can offer you all of this and so much more at Hatton Special School. 

Hatton is a large primary special school in the London Borough of Redbridge (outer London). Our pupils are aged 3-11 with a range of complex needs including autism, social communication difficulties, downs syndrome and other learning difficulties. The School was graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in November 2018. Our pupils are amazing and work very hard to achieve small and big steps of progress over time. They are supported by a dedicated staff team and we stand by our ethos of “Learning, Growing & Achieving Together”; we value teamwork and support one another to develop. Although our staff are amazing and have developed some fantastic practices in working with our pupils, we do not sit back. We are continually striving to further develop the learning opportunities we provide for our pupils.

Currently we are seeking to recruit Occupational Therapist at band 6 and Band 7 for both full and part-time roles. Applications are invited from enthusiastic, passionate individuals who have a genuine interest in working to support pupils with special educational needs to achieve the very best outcomes. The position will require face to face working with pupils across a broad spectrum of SEN, including pupils with ASD and challenging behaviour. Specific experience of working within a school setting with primary aged pupils with additional needs is desirable but not essential.

Hatton staff have access to:

•            A carefully selected ‘Peer-buddy’ to support them when starting with us

•            A commitment to ongoing professional development

•            A well-resourced school

•            Supportive and enthusiastic colleagues and governors

•            Staff social events

•            Well-being support

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes the need to become familiar with school policies immediately upon appointment and to follow the school’s procedures in relation to safeguarding. 

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages. The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS Certificate and other employment checks. References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview.  


Salary quoted is full time equivalent and will be pro rata due to term time plus 6 weeks working only

Related Documents

OT Band 7 Job Description and Person Specification aa4c2812-e5a3-068e-255a-3a0f9a089719.pdf Download

Safeguarding Information

Hatton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references. Hatton School is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Hatton School & Special Needs Centre

Roding Lane South
Woodford Green

Meraph Kiflay