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Early Years Practitioner - Term Time

Nexus Foundation Special School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-7051-217S
  • Posted:02/07/2018
  • Pay:Kent Range 5/6
  • Start Date:Sep 2018
  • App Close Date:12/07/2018 at 18:00
  • Interviews:20th July


Term time only permanent post, 35 hours per week, Kent Range 5/6.

Nexus is a school for pupils with Profound, severe and complex learning difficulties.


To provide high quality specialist suport for:

  • Early years children with a range of SEND
  • Practitioners and Teachers in Foundation Stage settings and schools within the Tonbridge and Malling District.

The Early Years Specialist Practitioner will be expected to work independently and effectively with individual children and/or small groups under the direction and guidance of the Early Years Specialist Teacher.  They will be required to demonstrate skills in planning, monitoring, observation and assessment in line with the EYFS, a strong knowledge of child development alongside the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service (STLS) County and District action plans.  Specialist Practitioners would be expected to work as part of the whole STLS District team.  The post holder must work within the relevant policies, SEND Code of Practice and legislation.

Information about the school

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.

In September 2017, we moved into an amazing state of the art multi-million pound purpose built school, complete with woodland walk and life skills house based in South Tonbridge. We are situated just off the A21 and have a large staff car park. However, we are also only a 15-20 minute walk from Tonbridge Station.

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.

We are members of KASS (Kent Association of Special Schools) which comprises of 24 special schools across Kent and are also part of the Collaborative Learning Alliance of Special Schools (CLASS) Multi-teaching School Alliance.

We are looking for exceptional people to join our team who are able to demonstrate belief in our school culture and ethos; have a passion for working with children and young people with special needs as well as creativity and energy.

In return, we are able to offer friendly, enthusiastic and delightful pupils and a committed, supportive and motivated staff team who are dedicated in providing the best education and support.

We have high expectations for our pupils, striving to ensure that they all achieve their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity. We work hard to ensure that their individual needs, interests and abilities are met and that they are resilient and make positive life choices.

Due to continued expansion and new opportunities, the Headteacher and Governor's are looking to recruit staff in a number of roles across the school. This is a wonderful opportunity to join the school at a very exciting time when we are expanding provision and pupil numbers.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Holt - HR Officer
  • Address:Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AA
  • Telephone: (01732) 771384
  • Email: personnel@nexusschool.org.uk

Fax: (01732) 770344


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.