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Nurture Teaching Assistant (2 Posts & 0.4 Post)

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North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield and South Derbyshire
Salary details
Grade 8 £27,507 - £29,418 per annum
Job term
Part Time and Full Time hours available
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
18 July 2024

The Nurture Team is recruiting two full time and one 0.4 Nurture TA’s on a permanent basis, start date September 1st 2024.

This is an established post within the Nurture Team for the Engagement Support Service.  We will consider applications for alternative hours for part of this post. 

Nurture TA’s will work alongside a Nurture Teacher to support the inclusion of children and young people with SEMH difficulties in their mainstream school/setting or in off-site provision through direct intervention and through the support for staff in schools/settings

They work collaboratively with colleagues and teams within Learning, Access and Inclusion and wider Schools and Learning department, to achieve the best outcomes for the children and families supported by the Engagement Team.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. In conjunction with the Inclusion and Engagement Service and the T&S Advisory Teachers, support the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of work programmes and educational programmes for individual and groups of children
  2. Work flexibly across the county, according to service need, delivering the Nurture programme to primary, secondary, and other settings.
  3. Alongside the Nurture Teacher to provide training and mentoring support to school staff aimed at developing an understanding of SEMH, raising self-worth, confidence and supporting emotional regulation, through the Nurture programme
  4. Plan, prepare and regularly review individual programmes of intervention support for children and young people on caseload, with the support of the Nurture and/or Targeted/Specialist Advisory teachers.
  5. To develop learning support materials and resources for individual and small groups in collaboration with teaching staff.
  6. Provide direct support to children and young people and support staff in primary schools, secondary schools and maintained nursery settings to support in developing inclusive practice and provision for children and young people and/or children and young people with SEMH difficulties.
  7. Model and deliver appropriate and effective interventions to support the needs of children and young people and/or children and young people with SEMH difficulties
  8. Champion the needs of and advocate for children and young people and/or children and young people with SEMH difficulties.

Applicants will be considered for this post who have had Nurture Training or similar Nurture Experience to enable them to work with this model in various education settings.

Provisional Interview Date: 24 July 2024

If you would like to discuss this post further, please contact Suzanne Meikle-Janney via e mail Suzanne.Meikle-Janney@derbyshire.gov.uk or 01629 535347.



Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.