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Job Ref No. ECC0-208S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: Teachers Main Scale/Upper Pay Scale
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 05/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 8th July 2024  

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Thames Park Secondary School

Chadwell Road, GraysRM17 5TD

Wishes to appoint an

Nurture Teacher

Salary: Teachers Main Scale or Upper Pay Scale

(£31,350.00 - £47,839.00 per annum)

SEND allowance available for the suitable candidate

FTE: 100%

Start Date: September 2024

Thames Park Secondary School is committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment where every student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We are looking for a dedicated and passionate Nurture Teacher to join our team and help support the unique needs of our nurture students.

As a Nurture Teacher, you will be responsible for planning, developing, and delivering high-quality lessons that address the social, emotional, and academic needs of students in the nurture group. You will play a vital role in building self-esteem, emotional regulation, and social skills development.

Key Responsibilities:

· Plan and deliver nurturing lessons tailored to the needs of students with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties (SEBD).

· Liaise with other subject leads to ensure the needs of all students are met.

· Track student progress, set and monitor targets, and take appropriate action based on student outcomes.

· Coordinate extra-curricular clubs and activities relevant to nurture students, such as social skills groups and emotional regulation workshops.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Unqualified candidates with strong work experience within a school will be considered.
  • Proven experience working with students with SEBD.
  • An understanding of and interest in the principles of Nurture.
  • Ability to lead and develop the Nurture curriculum.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

We are very proud of how we value and look after our staff. The school is a part of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust, where staff wellbeing is a priority. Withtwelve member schoolswithin Essex, all schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

Why apply for Thames Park Secondary School?

Thames Park Secondary School opened in September 2020, and in September 2022, we moved into our £25 million state of the art facilities. Thames Park Secondary School aims to provide an outstanding education for all its students. We have a strong focus on digital education running throughout our curriculum as each of our student has access to their own Chrome book to enhance their learning experience. We are passionate about making our learning both exciting and memorable through our ACE framework for teaching and learning.

We aim to provide all students with an education that is tailored to support their academic development as well as their well-being; physically, mentally and spiritually. We have a clear set of co-operative values; self-help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity. These values underpin everything we do. These values are not just words but help to create the"Thames Park Way."

We are a school which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. Thames Park is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:

· Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament

· Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues

· Part of a knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, Trustee's and Central Staff with a robust understanding of education

In return for your hard work you will receive:   

· Relocation package (where applicable) of up to £8,000 for new employees renting or buying a property  

· Support from highly experienced SLT members, and the wider trust network and collaboration with our other schools   

· Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance    

· Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools   

· Recognition of continuous service    

· Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust    

· Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme     

· Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff   

· National Conditions of Service   

· Automatic enrolment into the National Teachers Pension Scheme  


If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit of the school or for more information speak to Abbie Stonehouse, or 01375 648901. 

Thames Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. As a Trust, we recognise the value of, and seek to achieve a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement ( for more information.     


If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust (    

Closing date: Friday 5th July 2024, Midday

Interview date: W/C 8th July 2024

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. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.  

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Abbie Stonehouse
Chadwell Road, Grays
Essex, RM17 5FP
Telephone: 01375 470790