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If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Nurture Teacher to join Medway Green School. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a challenging and rewarding environment, we would like to hear from you!

About the School

Medway Green School are looking for a Nurture Teacher to help start up and grow the new, independent special educational needs provision in Wouldham, Kent. The school will facilitate for up to 46 pupils aged 5-11 with a wide range of behavioural, social and emotional needs. The school site is currently going through significant refurbishment and comprises of two buildings – an 1870 traditional red brick Victorian school house and a modern classroom block. The site also extends onto 4 acres of surrounding land including adjacent playing fields. 

About the Group

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

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the role

You will participate in Safeguarding and Team Teach training and always be vigilant of the pupil’s well-being and welfare during any interaction. Motivating and inspiring our pupils through individualised learning strategies are vital skills required to meet their needs. You will also create a positive and safe learning environment for the nurture pupils and promote positive relationships between peers. Our aim is to change young people’s lives and we will always provide our pupils with the best possible opportunities to succeed beyond Medway Green School.

The successful candidate would ideally be due to start later this year to be able to support with the opening of the school at the end of 2019, although, a January start is possible for the right candidate.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join the school at the very start and see the team and pupils grow and develop.

Who are we looking for?

Just as important as academic achievement is the social & emotional development of our pupils. We want our pupils to be successful citizens and positively contribute to their local communities, it will therefore be imperative to provide opportunities to advance these skills. Along with this, the use of personalised curriculums and positive reinforcement will underpin your everyday practice.  The successful candidate will have the ability and confidence to teach across all curriculum areas to both KS2 and KS3 students.

This can be a challenging environment and therefore, determination and resiliency are key characteristics for the post. We are seeking an experienced teacher with an understanding of SEMH and ASD, allowing the successful candidate to immediately form positive relationships and adapt to the needs of the pupils. However, we invest heavily in teacher development and want staff who endeavour to achieve more.  Applications are welcome from teachers with special needs or mainstream backgrounds for this role.

If you are passionate about this truly unique and rewarding sector and have the energy, drive and desire to motivate our pupils and ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes, then we welcome your application.


The position is due to commence later this year (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).  If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the recruitment team on 01204 558055 or email us at 

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 an Enhanced DBS Check.