SEMH Support at Colchester GROW

Braiswick Primary School, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC2100-144 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/12/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBA  

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32.5 hours per week (6.5 hours per day Monday to Friday) term time.

We have a wonderful opportunity for a specialist behaviour support role to work with children with Social Emotional Mental Health Needs in an innovative provision named GROW which works with schools to prevent permanent exclusion. We are looking to appoint a positive, enthusiastic and committed practitioner to work in our provision based at Braiswick Primary School in Colchester.

Are you ready for an exciting new challenge supporting the needs of children in the Colchester area? If you have the skills and values of working in such a provision then this may be for you. You will need bags of energy, patience and resilience and be able to work in a small team. Training around Trauma Perceptive Practice, Attachment and, Bruce Perry's 6 Core Strengths will be provided with other CPD opportunities.

Originally set up in 2011, GROW is an alternative education provision for a small number of children who are not learning and/or progressing in their current school because of the barriers caused by behaviour, emotional needs or social difficulties. GROW provides each child with a curriculum planned for their individual needs which is monitored and reviewed carefully. Links to the referring school continue throughout the placement. Children will work within the designated GROW space and within an identified mainstream class in the school leading to full reintegration back to their home school.

This post is offered as a permanent post in line with the current Essex Local Authority funding agreement.

For further information about GROW please look at the website or regarding the role contact Tracy Baker - LPAT HR Manager -

We strongly recommend you visit the provision to help you decide whether this is a role for you.

Information about the School

Braiswick Primary is the third school of the Learning Pathways Academy Trust which also includes Lyons Hall Primary in Braintree and White Hall Academy in Clacton-On-Sea. Our school, alongside the other schools in the Trust, aims to inspire our children to achieve well, have very high aspirations and to be valuable, well-rounded and happy members of their community.

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Tracy Baker
Apprentice Drive, Colchester
Essex, CO4 5QJ
Telephone: 01206 841951