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EYFS Leader of Learning - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Nexus Foundation Special School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-7051-453T
  • Posted:21/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS / UPS + SEN allowance
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Do you have experience teaching in SEN and EYFS and driven to enable all children to succeed? If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join us on a remarkable journey with Nexus School. At a time of growth, we are supporting more than 270 children and young adults to reach their full potential in readiness for life outside of school. 

Leadership experience is desirable but is not essential for this role; we welcome aspiring leaders who are ready for a new challenge to apply.

At Nexus School, we are looking for a diligent, committed person who is passionate about SEN and EYFS to lead our EYFS department, including our Observation and Assessment provision. This position also offers the opportunity for leadership; ideally, the successful candidate will also have the expertise and experience to lead our EYFS phase. 

We are looking for a candidate with enthusiasm and passion for providing the best outcome for all pupils, who:

  • is highly motivated
  • has consistently high expectations
  • nurtures a thirst for knowledge and understanding and a love of learning in all pupils
  • is committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all
  • is a committed member of our school team
  • has high levels of organisation, proactivity and positivity
  • has a passion for driving up standards and improving outcomes for all pupils
  • able to demonstrate good behaviour management

 We can offer:

  • A bespoke CPD package to support people at every stage in their career
  • Leadership development opportunities that help you realise your full potential
  • A hard-working, supportive team with committed governors and parents
  • Polite and well-mannered children
  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive learners
  • Kind, caring and hardworking colleagues
  • An encouraging and supportive senior leadership team

We warmly welcome visits to our school, so if you would like to come and meet us, please contact Vicki Breeding personnel@nexusschool.org.uk to arrange a visit.

The deadline for applications is Monday 17th April 2023 at 9am.


Nexus School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates are required to complete a Self Disclosure Form prior to interview.

In line of KCSIE 2022 guidelines, Nexus School reserves the right to seek references before interview and to complete online checks. 

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references. 


Information about the school

Nexus : the school where excellence meets opportunity.

Nexus is an ambitious school for children and young people aged 2-19 with profound, severe and complex needs, many of whom have a diagnosis of autism.

With currently 280+ pupils on roll, we continue to expand our provision and pupil numbers providing wonderful opportunities for our teaching and learning with a wide range of staff development routes.

Nexus invests in employing the best staff and in training them to achieve. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional and ambitious.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Karen Collard - Personnel
  • Address:Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AA
  • Telephone: 01732 771384
  • Email: personnel@nexusschool.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 Education.