Nurture Practitioner

Required from September 2019

Band 7 point 11 (Actual salary £14,394) permanent 29.5 hours per week term time only plus 5 days.

We are looking for two enthusiastic, efficient and hardworking Nurture Practitioners to work as part of the Inclusion Faculty.

  • We require the set up a Nurture Group provision within a well-established Special Educational Needs Provision. Applicants must be willing to undertake training for Nurture Groups
  • All students within the Nurture Provision will have Special Educational Needs. The students you will be working with can display challenging behaviours. The right candidates will have to be resilient, be able to use a range of strategies to engage students with a range of needs and able to create an appropriate welcoming, nurturing space within the school.
  • The right candidate will be able to use appropriate assessment tools, keep accurate records and maintain regular communication with stakeholders. They must also be willing to work towards gaining Nurture Group accreditation.

The successful candidate is expected to perform the following tasks:

Job Description

  • To work towards gaining the Nurture Group accreditation
  • Set up a learning environment conducive to the nurturing and development of pupils with behavioural, emotional and social needs
  • Use a wide range of strategies to work with pupils experiencing high levels of challenging behaviour
  • With the support of the line manager, use appropriate assessment tools and maintain accurate record-keeping for each child
  • Design and develop resources which support making choices and reviewing situations
  • Provide a social start to each session
  • Manage transitions in liaison with appropriate stakeholders
  • Teach pupils to understand the role and value of others
  • To gather information relating to attendance, punctuality, behaviour, attainment and social skills
  • Provide one-to-one guidance to pupils
  • Motivate, inspire and engage students; deliver action plans and evaluate the success of these regularly, having the flexibility to adapt goals and plans as necessary
  • Monitor progress, discussing this with the line manager
  • Apply the school’s values and aims in all aspects related to pupil welfare and progress
  • Pass information to the leader and at times, provide a rapid response to parental concerns and queries and be available to meet with parents when necessary to update on progress in all aspects
  • Under the direction of the Senco ensure that support is provided to pupils through a carefully structured timetabled sessions that balance learning and discipline within a caring atmosphere.
  • Liaise with parents and carers
  • Work with outside agencies and providers to include additional specialist provision
  • Encourage appropriate social behaviour in and out of school and cater for the general welfare of the pupils in the group.

We offer a supportive environment dedicated to collaborative working practices and hard-working students

The Holy Family Catholic School is a consistently oversubscribed Catholic School serving the town of Keighley and surrounding villages in pleasant-rural surroundings.

We offer an excellent platform for enhanced career development and whole school leadership opportunities in a friendly, supportive and enthusiastic staff team.

The successful appointment will be subject to a successful DBS check.

Further details and application forms are available on the school website – or contact Mrs M Clare

Tel: 01535 210212

Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019