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Specialist Teacher for Social Emotional Mental Health - Full-time

Nexus Foundation Special School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-7051-325T
  • Posted:17/11/2021
  • Pay:Main / Upper Pay Range plus SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Thurs 6th / Fri 7th January 2022


Full Time - Specialist Teacher for Social Emotional Mental Health 
Start ASAP 

We are looking for a full-time Specialist Teacher for Social Emotional Mental Health to join our Tonbridge and Malling STLS team as soon as possible .

Our Specialist Teaching and Learning Service for the Tonbridge and Malling District operates out of Nexus District Special School in Tonbridge. The Specialist Teaching and Learning Service supports maintained Primary and Secondary Schools and Nursery settings within the District with Children and Young People (CYP) with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). The STLS team consists of Specialist Teachers across the SEND dimensions of Early Years, Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Physical and/or Sensory Development. The Specialist Teachers, although based at Nexus, manage a case load of CYP referred to the service via the LIFT (Local Intervention Forum Team) process. They support in schools and settings by doing observations, carrying out assessments, setting up interventions and putting together targets to support the CYP involved. Specialist Teachers are also required to deliver training to schools within their dimension of specialism and work closely and collaboratively with outside agencies and professionals.

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. In addition, we opened a Satellite Provision based at Wouldham All Saints Church of England Primary School in September 2018.

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 KSENT (Kent Special Educational Needs Trust) which comprises of 24 special schools across Kent.

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.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join the school at a very exciting time as we continue to expand our 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:Julie Green - Assistant School Business Manager
  • 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).