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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: Part-time, 0.4FTE (2 days a week)

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS1 – 4, £30,000 - £36,051

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our Opportunity

For the academic year 2024/25, this role will be based in the Rockpool, which is our 8 place Targeted Mainstream Provision (TMP) for children with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) for the primary need of Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

The provision for each child is tailored to their individual needs, with academic input, work on their EHCP targets, and addressing the gaps in their Boxall profile. Each bespoke timetable will ensure that gaps in each child’s development will be reduced and that their strengths and abilities are nurtured and allowed to flourish within a small, safe environment.

We also support children in moving between the Rockpool and the relevant mainstream class, so that our children can develop friendships with their peers and gradually increase the time spent with their year group cohort.

About you

We are looking for a special type of teacher to support our children. We want someone who has the passion and patience needed to provide a calm, nurturing and structured environment so that our children feel safe and supported.

Experience of working with children with high level special educational needs, particularly in relation to social, emotional and mental health, would be highly beneficial but training in restorative practice, de-escalation, nurture approaches, and physical intervention will be provided.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible and resilient and have excellent communication skills enabling them to build positive relationships with pupils and work effectively with a team of support staff.

We would strongly encourage applicants to arrange to either visit or speak to the school before applying to gain a fuller picture of the challenges and rewards offered by this post.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Delightful children who respond to patience and care.
  • A staff culture which allows new members to thrive and develop
  • Professional development opportunities linked to nurture and SEND.

National Nurturing Schools Award – Quotes from pupils, parents & staff

We were given the National Nurturing Schools Award in December 2023, following our work with Nurture UK. We received a glowing report, which included lots of positive comments, such as:

  • ‘I really like school. It is a very calm place.’ (pupil)
  • ‘Everyone is safe and kind.’ (pupil)
  • ‘West Cliff is a happy place to be. You want them to enjoy school and they certainly do.’ (parent)
  • ‘The difference that school has made is amazing. I can’t put it into words.’ (parent)
  • ‘The school does a lot for [staff] wellbeing.’ (staff)
  • ‘The senior leadership team regularly reflects on workload to make it more manageable.’ (staff)
  • ‘If we need anything, we can turn to each other. ‘There are so many knowledgeable staff who are always willing to help.’ (staff)
  • ‘We are part of something bigger: a trust-wide family that supports and nurtures us too.’ (staff)

Further details about the role

Queries / School Visits

We strongly recommend that candidates contact or visit the school to find out more about the role. We have planned visit times from 1pm - 2pm on Monday 17thJune and from 10am - 11am on Thursday 20thJune for prospective candidates. Please note other candidates may be present.

For queries or to arrange a call or school visit with the Headteacher / Head of Department, please contact Chloe Bullen at Chloe.Bullen@northyorks.gov.uk or on 01609 536 964

Application Process

Please apply via NYC Jobs

An email will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process / shortlisting outcome.

We do not accept CV’s

Please contact us if your need to apply in a different format.

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information

The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification (see application pack). This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.


When completing your application, please provide two employment referees. Generally, this is your current and most recent employer. Please note your referee should ideally be a previous line manager or someone in a position of authority.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note this post is in regulated activity and exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS criminal records and barred list check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies and process applications on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Further information on how we process your data can be found here.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About West Cliff Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
215 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01609 536 964

Arranging a visit to West Cliff Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email chloe.bullen@northyorks.gov.uk.

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