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Nurture TA - Full-time

Finberry Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2061-147S
  • Posted:16/09/2022
  • Pay:KR4 (£19,389 FTE)
  • Start Date:asap
  • App Close Date:03/10/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:W/B 10/10/2022 - subject to references


Finberry Primary School are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hardworking Teaching Assistant to support children with Behaviour Emotional & Social Needs as part of the school's Nurture Team. The ideal person will have a proven track record of managing a full range of challenging behaviours and a working knowledge of Boxall Nurture group strategies.

32.5 hours per week, 43 paid weeks per year (38 working weeks - term time + 5 weeks holiday). Pro rata'd salary on KR4 will be approximately £14,336 gross

The successful candidate will be working in a nurture group classroom and specialist resource provision in addition to supporting pupils in the mainstream classes. The post will involve:

  • Delivering well-being interventions
  • Continual assessment of social, emotional and mental health needs
  • Effective and regular liaison with other professionals
  • Supporting transitions from the nurture group and specialist resource provision to the mainstream classrooms
  • Delivering lessons under the guidance of the SENCo and class teacher

We are fully committed to ensuring that pupils within this area of special need are integrated as fully as possible into our schools and that they feel as highly valued as all other pupils.

This can be a challenging position, but equally very rewarding. The successful applicant will be joining a well established, forward thinking and supportive team of professionals. This is a great opportunity to join the fantastic team at Finberry and make a real difference to the children. Click here to see what it's like to be a teaching assistant at The Stour Academy Trust.

Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we are not able to invite people in to our school but our Facebook pages and website are regularly updated and will give you an excellent idea of what life at Finberry is like every day.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that references will be requested prior to interview, at least one reference must be from your most recent employer.

Candidates who are invited for interview will be required to bring with them photo ID (either a valid driving licence or passport)

For more information about Finberry Primary School please visit the website and facebook page:




Information about the school

Finberry Primary School is a 2FTE in KS1 and 1FTE in KS2 Primary School in Ashford, Kent. A large, purpose-built site in Finberry Village, the school has an on-site nursery for 2,3 and 4 year olds and also hosts a Specialist Resource Provision dedicated for children with a primary need type of Autism. Ofsted judged the school to be Good in September 2018.

The school is a member of The Stour Academy Trust, a forwarding thinking Multi Academy Trust of primary schools that are transforming that way that children learn in order to better prepare them for the 21st century.

For more information, please visit the school’s website: www.finberry.kent.sch.uk

For more information about The Stour Academy Trust, please visit the Trust website: www.thestouracademytrust.org.uk

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.