Nurture Teacher, Darwen, Lancashire

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Aurora Woodlands SchoolDarwen, Lancashire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS 1-6 (£28,373 - £35,971) dependent on experience. Also offer UPS + a golden hello of £1,000
Contract term: Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week

The Aurora Group

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities.

We’re currently looking for an experienced Nurture Teacher in Darwen, Lancashire for our Woodlands School

We are seeking to appoint inspirational Nurture teachers for KS3 who is looking to work with our fantastic pupils. Aurora Woodlands school is an independent SEMH school where creativity and excellence in the classroom is our priority. Free from the restrictions of Progress 8 and EBacc, we aim to provide our students with a personalised curriculum that allows them to shine!
Small class sizes, a dynamic and supportive team, Perkbox membership, as well as career development opportunities are some of the great benefits to joining Aurora Woodlands.

Our school provides support for Children with a variety of social, emotional and mental health challenges. The learning environment and facilities here allow students to access a varied curriculum in a calm and nurturing environment and the team strives to give every student the confidence and opportunities to achieve their full potential.

The role:

The key to this role will be your ability to plan and teach inspirational, specialist and highly differentiated lessons as the leader of a full-time nurture group. Support the school through developing consistent approach to positive behaviour strategy, teaching and learning, marking, assessment.

You will deliver a dynamic programme of ICT subjects, monitoring quality and standards within subjects, advising the Head Teacher on appropriate resources and materials as required.
The role will give you the opportunity to contribute to the development of a nurture ethos across the school, setting the tone of classrooms, mentor and nurture students and be part of a committed and enthusiastic team, dedicated in delivering a high quality, bespoke educational experience for our learners.
Naturally, you will take responsibility for implementing school policies and practices, including those relating to safeguarding and equality of opportunity.

It is an exciting time to be part of Aurora and this is a unique career opportunity to make your mark on our growing service.


Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate the following:

  • PGCE, QTS or equivalent teaching qualification and evidence of in-service training
  • Working knowledge of SEMH needs including relevant curriculum and learning plans.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to coach and mentor support staff (TA’s and Keyworkers)
  • Ability to adapt teaching and communication skills, both written and verbal according to audience.
  • Effective skills in planning, preparation, recording and reviewing pupils’ progress.
  • Ability to identify and de-escalate emotional and behavioural issues using positive behaviour management techniques
  • Good ICT skills.



If this opportunity is something of interest, please contact the Recruitment team on 07918144908 or email

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

 The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer

More about Aurora Woodlands School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 10 - 16 years
Address: Woodlands, Holly Tree Close, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2NG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 706600