Specialist Teachers (KS1 and KS2) for children with SEMH - Nurture Provision

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Elmwood Place, Smithswood, Solihull
£25,714- £41,604 plus SEN £2270 - £4479
06 Jan 2022
23 Jan 2022
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Salary: £25,714- £41,604 plus SEN £2270 - £4479

KS1 and KS2 Specialist Teachers required at Solihull’s Intervention Provision  for primary aged children with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health needs (SEMH), managed by Solihull’s Specialist Inclusion Support Service (SISS)

Required for Easter 2022

32.5 Hours per Week

We have an exciting opportunity, for two outstanding, experienced and dynamic teachers, who are passionate about enabling children with social emotional and mental health needs to achieve their potential and be the best young person they can be. 

Solihull LA, as part of a range of initiatives, has set up a new primary Early Intervention Provision called REFRESH for children with SEMH needs, which is based in on the site of Coleshill Heath Primary School, Chelmsley Wood. REFRESH is managed by SISS, who are looking to appoint, from Easter 2022

  • Specialist Teacher for the KS1 classroom
  • Specialist teacher for the KS2 classroom.

REFRESH is set up as a nurture group and offers intervention placements for children, firmly embedded in the nurture model.  The KS1 classroom will operate alongside our newly established KS2 provision and complete our offer. The KS1 teacher will work closely with the teacher in Charge and SISS SEMH Team Coordinator to finalise the setting up of the KS1 provision, putting everything in place ready for it to open to pupils. Whilst the KS2 teacher will be expected to shape and develop our existing KS2 offer which opened in November 2021.

As Nurture Group teachers, you will lead and manage your respective team in REFRESH, under the direction of the Teacher in Charge.  You will be responsible for the day to day operational management of your Nurture classroom and provision, the outcomes for the children placed there and for establishing strong links with schools and families throughout an intervention placement and whilst transitioning pupils back into their home schools. 

We are looking to recruit strong, creative teachers, who have extensive knowledge and experience of using a range of evidence based interventions which work for children with SEMH needs.  You will be able to match learning in its widest sense to the age and stage of development of the pupils and be able to adapt and plan your curriculum to incorporate a strong play based element.  You will also have relevant experience of working successfully and collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including children, families, schools, other professionals and multidisciplinary teams. 

You will mainly be based at REFRESH, but will be expected to travel around the borough of Solihull to liaise with schools, head teachers and parents, when required by the Teacher in Charge.

You will find that we are an exceptionally supportive service to work for and working with us is both enjoyable and rewarding. 

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details

Closing Date: 23rd January 2022

Interview Dates: 31st January 2022 (Key Stage 2 post) and 4th February 2022 (Key Stage 1 post).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our interview process is kept under constant review and alternatives to face to face interviews such as video conferencing / virtual interviews may be required. The interview process for this role will be confirmed upon shortlisting based on the guidance at that time and shortlisted candidates will be informed and advised accordingly.

If you wish to discuss the post in more detail or arrange a visit please contact Jane Shaw on 0121 704 6690/ jashaw@solihull.gov.uk

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Children .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
KS1 Teacher - Job description and person specification
KS2 teacher - Job description and person specification

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