Job Details

Nurture Teacher

Location:          Bramfield, Halesworth, Suffolk

Salary:              Up to £22,880 dependent on experience

Hours:              24.5 hours per week (Over 3 days)

Contract:          Permanent, term time only


Do you want to start a rewarding Career? To make a positive difference to young people and their lives? Are you patient, empathetic, resilient and supportive? Yes? - then we want you!

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a part time Nurture Teacher to join our close-knit team at Bramfield House School.


About the School:

Located in rural Suffolk, Bramfield House School is an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours.

The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible. We need highly-motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a real difference.

Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life. We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build conīŦdence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.


About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.


About the Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher with some experience of teaching nurture or a background as a primary trained teacher. You may be working in a mainstream setting or you might be working in an alternative or specialist school. You may have a pastoral background. You will be confident teaching a range of subjects to a KS3 level.

This role will work specifically with KS3/ 4 boys in a class of no more than 8.

You will be committed to the whole development of each young person and will understand that education is about developing the skills to enable boys to excel in life itself.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for full details regarding this position.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for people with the belief that they can make positive changes.  You will be a responsible, friendly and thoughtful individual who has a passion for caring for and ultimately, making a difference to young lives. You will ideally understand some of the challenges that you could be faced with as it will be a challenging yet rewarding role.

We need someone who can be a role model, work well within a team, has great communication skills, can manage their workload and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present.


Essential Criteria:

  • You must meet the criteria as set out in the Person Specification
  • You must be available to work the shifts required
  • You must have a level of fitness which will allow you to handle certain challenges you may face with the young people
  • You must have the desire to complete a funded Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare
  • You must understand some of the difficulties that children on the Autistic Spectrum may present


Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Free School Meals
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub


This position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to approved references/DBS check).

Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website:

If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact Mark Jeffries, Assistant Head Teacher on 01986 784235.


Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.