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Lead Teacher for Nurture and SEND - Full-time

St John's C.E.Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3050-228T
  • Posted:28/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS + TLR 2 £3,017
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:15/05/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:23/5/23


If you have a growth mindset, love teaching and have a passion for learning then our children need you! We are looking to appoint a creative and enthusiastic lead teacher for Nurture and SEND. This role comes with an additional TLR payment. 

You will join the inclusion team and be responsible for leading our Rainbow and Saplings groups. You will have a minimum 5 years teaching experience.

Rainbow (SEND) – this is a small, specialist intervention supported by 3 adults. All pupils either have an EHCP or are likely to receive one during their primary education. Many of these children then go on to a specialist setting. The additional needs of the children in this group are varied but focus mainly on the areas of communication and interaction, cognition and learning and speech and language. Children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework or the National Curriculum, both of which are highly personalised and differentiated in order to address their needs. It is our aim that children accessing the Rainbow provision for their specialist interventions also maintain daily contact with their home class where they participate in certain aspects of the curriculum based on their individual needs and abilities.  

Saplings – this is a short-term Nurture Group intervention that pupils join having been assessed as suitable using the Boxall Profile. The needs of the pupils in this group fall broadly within the social, emotional and mental health category. Pupils are identified as requiring this brief intervention by their class teachers for a variety of reasons. The group is run by 3 members of staff who have undertaken training provided by the Nurture Group Network. This small group of pupils receives intensive support for up to 4 terms, retaining regular contact with their home class as appropriate, with the aim of full reintegration back into their home class from the 4th term onwards at the very latest. 

We want teachers who are;

  • strong, confident and enjoy making a difference
  • reflective and willing to learn
  • have a clear understanding of outstanding teaching and learning
  • have high expectations of themselves and children
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • able to contribute to and support the Christian ethos of our school.

We can offer:

  • a friendly, welcoming atmosphere
  • hardworking and committed staff and governors
  • enthusiastic pupils
  • opportunities for professional development
  • coaching and support
  • an attractive and well resourced school

Visits to the school are essential. Please telephone the school office to arrange a visit with Michaela Luckett after school on 01892 678 980. 

Information about the school

St. John’s is a school with a Christian foundation and we welcome all children and adults into our community. We want our children, families and staff to know that they are valued, cared for and to be happy. We want our children to be passionate about learning and to equip them with the tools that will enable them to flourish academically, emotionally and spiritually.

1 Corinthians 12 v 12 says, ‘there is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body.’

We are a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School situated in Tunbridge Wells. We have three forms of entry with a total of 632 pupils. We offer a wide range of extra curricular activities to pupils.

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.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mel Godwin
  • Address:St. John's CE Primary School, Cunningham Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9EW
  • Telephone: 01892 678980
  • Email: m.godwin@st-johns.kent.sch.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.