Role: Family Support Practitioner
School: St Clement & St James CE Primary School
Reports to: Head of School
Grade: (SO1) FTE £32,301
Pro Rata 25 hours/week, term time only £23,072 p.a.
Contract: Fixed term until July 2023.
This is a temporary post with a possibility of extension
Starting: January-February 2023 (or as soon as possible after)
We are looking for a compassionate, patient, problem-solver to join our lovely team as a Family Support Worker. We are a small, friendly school in North Kensington striving to make a real difference in children’s lives. We are proud to be a diverse school and are dedicated to serving local families from any faith or none. We aim to ensure our children receive an excellent education rooted in our values which include friendship and forgiveness. Pupils at our schools make strong progress in their learning so that they are prepared for secondary school both academically and socially.
We know that some children’s learning is affected by anxieties at home. Many of our families have been seriously impacted by Grenfell and subsequently by lockdown. The cost-of-living crisis disproportionately affects our families who are already struggling. You will work with our most vulnerable families to signpost them to local services and advice, to provide a caring ear and practical or emotional support. You will help them access training and employment and support children outside the classroom in order to help them thrive. You will have experience and knowledge of safeguarding and family support work. We work with a range of external partners to benefit our families and you will manage these relationships.
This is an incredibly rewarding and impactful role which is available on a short-term contract initially and which we very much want to continue (pending funding). The role is term time only, 25 hours per week but there is some flexibility about days and hours worked. For an informal chat about the role or for any queries please contact Gabrielle on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive excellent professional development and be part of a supportive, dedicated team. You can find out more about our school from our website www.stfed.rbkc.sch.uk
Please apply for the post by completing an application form outlining how you meet the requirements of the role as well as your reasons and motivations for applying. Send all applications to email@example.com no later than 9am on Monday 16th January.
Application forms can be downloaded from www.stfed.rbkc.sch.uk/recruitment/
This position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Closing date: Monday 16th January 2023
Shortlisting: w/c 16th January 2023
Interviews: Monday 23rd January 2023
The school and governing body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Each successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks.
Every member of staff, regardless of their role, is a leader. Each adult in school focuses on their own learning as a teacher and on the outcomes for the students they teach. This brings opportunities to make decisions that significantly impact on teaching, learning and whole-school development. There must be a collective commitment to foster continuous improvement. In doing so we will all promote and sustain success for our schools and classrooms which serve a range of pupils from advantaged and disadvantaged communities.
Leadership which improves the quality of classroom teaching and ensures resources are directed at priorities which positively impact pupil outcomes delivers a high return for the funding invested. This is because the improvement of a smaller group of influential leaders, has an impact on a much larger group, the entire staff.
St Thomas’ Federation is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.