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Nurture Teaching Partner - Full-time

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

  • Ref:KCC886-3050-231S
  • Posted:26/05/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:12/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


We are a large primary school with 630 pupils and over 100 staff. The school is warm, friendly and welcoming and the staff team works closely together to support all of our pupils.

We currently have a new opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic Nurture Teaching Partner to work 5 days per week. 

Term time only (38 weeks per year), approximately 31.25 hours per week to include half an hour lunch duty each day. Exact hours to be confirmed on appointment.

Salary KR3:  

This post will be for a period of one year initially.

Applicants should have experience of working with children and will be required to work in the Nurture intervention classroom, classes throughout the school, with small groups or provide one to one support.  An understanding of the principles of nurture and experience of working wth children with social, emotional and mental health needs, is desirable but not essential. Applicants will need to demonstrate empathy and understanding towards pupils who face considerable challenges in school and who may also have experienced adversity and trauma.  Full Nurture UK training will be provided.

We are looking for candidates who have high expectations of themselves and others and work extremely well in a team. You should be positive and able to reflect the School Values:

Foster a passion for learning






The successful candidates will assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Headteacher, SENDCo and Class Teachers. Teaching Partner posts include supervision of children for part of the lunch break.

Candidates should be in sympathy with the ethos of a church school.

This school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Application closing date: Monday 12th June at midday

Interviews: ASAP - TBA


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 630 pupils. We offer a wide range of extra curricular activities to pupils.

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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.