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  • Closing date

    11 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade C2 points 12 - 25 - £26,421 - £33,945 FTE - actual salary - £22,803 - £29,326 per annum + SEN Allowance £1,455 per annum

Nurture Lead job summary

HLTA - Nurture Lead

Hours: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

We have a great opportunity for an HLTA to take on the role of the Nurture Lead. This will include providing specialised learning support for children identified as having emotional difficulties as well as supporting the wider school. You will work therapeutically with individuals and small groups delivering therapeutic interventions and activities, forming positive relationships and creating a safe place in which children can thrive, establishing good relationships with, and acting as a role model for them.

Who are we looking for?

Are you someone who is able to work proactively, independently, and also as part of a school team with a commitment to inclusion? Are you skilled at relating well to children with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, able to hold all children in mind with unconditional positive regard? If so we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for a candidate who will:

  • Be experienced in supporting social, emotional, and behavioural additional needs that affect a child’s ability to access learning successfully.

  • Be able to help children to overcome barriers that are preventing them reaching their full potential.

  • Understand and use trauma informed practice and strategies.

  • Be keen to develop their own practice and be committed to performance development.

  • Be an enthusiastic team player who is willing and able to share ideas and expertise.

  • Be skilled at building positive and respectful relationships with children, parents, and colleagues

  • To promote and adhere to the positive relationships and behaviour policy of the school

You will :-

  • Have previous experience, training or qualifications in an area of nurture eg, drawing and talking therapy, play therapy, ELSA training. Zones of regulation.
  • Plan, organise and undertake other related duties, to fully support and underpin learning, personal, emotional and social development across the school.
  • Support the emerging and changing needs through emotional support in all its many guises, from supporting children in developing positive relationships with peers, to life-changing situations such as loss and trauma.
  • Liaise, consult and work in partnership with teachers, support staff, parents/carers and outside agencies, as well as offering and signposting advice and guidance, where appropriate. The Nurture Lead will work to develop the offer and support children who are struggling with social, emotional and behavioural needs that affect their ability to access learning successful.
  • Work with children on a 1:1 basis, or in small groups, helping children to overcome the barriers that are preventing them reaching their full potential, creating and shaping a bespoke offer that allows them to become fully involved in school life.

In return we offer:-

  • A positive working environment
  • National terms and conditions and Local Government Pension scheme
  • Early salary access scheme & financial advice (Wagestream)
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

Further information about the the job , (including a job description)and our school in the attached application pack,

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the My New Term website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The Trust and its academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful DBS clearance and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

Commitment to safeguarding

Maritime Academy Trust is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and pre-employment checks.

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About Danecourt School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
School size
254 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Danecourt is a special school catering for primary aged children who have special educational needs. The school caters for children with a wide breadth of need including complex learning difficulties, autism and social emotional mental health needs.

At Danecourt our mission is to provide all pupils with a “stimulating learning environment that allows children to explore through a personalised curriculum to become STARS!

Self reliant Team Player Aspirational Resilient Successful

The highly trained staff teams maintain high expectations of what each individual pupil is able to achieve, striving to ensure that they all achieve their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity. Staff work collaboratively with families and a range of other agencies in order to meet the pupils needs and as a result, they make strong progress academically, emotionally and socially. Pupil achievement is hugely valued and celebrated in a manner that is meaningful and appropriate for each pupil.

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