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Nurture TA - Full-time

Finberry Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2061-106S
  • Posted:24/11/2020
  • Pay:KR4 (£18129 FTE)
  • Start Date:January - subject to DBS being returned
  • App Close Date:07/12/2020 at 10:00
  • Interviews:7 Jan - subject to references being returned


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.

30 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 £12,319.00 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 opened in September 2015 in temporary accommodation in Jemmett Road, Ashford and has since moved into a state of the art building, in the newly developed Finberry Village near Kingswood, Ashford.

Built to serve the needs of a growing community, the school has recently been expanded in a second phase of construction to provide a building that can support a two form entry school of 420 pupils.

The school also hosts a small specialist resource base provision for pupils who have greater difficulty learning as a result of Behavioural, Emotional and Social Needs. The base includes provision for up to 14 pupils. A Nursery is also available to local children, run by the school.

The school was inspected by Ofsted in September 2018 and was judged to be "Good" in all areas; with a positive ethos alongside strong and secure relationships between all staff and pupils being commented on in the report. The staff are working tirelessly to achieve "Outstanding" in their next inspection.

Finberry Primary School is part of The Stour Academy Trust, a highly successful primary only multi-academy trust. Working in a collaborative model, Finberry is part of the Ashford Hub of the Trust, along with Chilmington Green Primary. All Academies in the Trust share the same core values and ethos; to raise standards and address under performance whilst making sure that the children are at the heart of every decision. Through the effective use of Hubs, the Trust’s aim and ambition is to create a network of outstanding schools that thrive through collaboration and interaction.

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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.