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Family Liaison/Senco Support Assistant - Part-time

Royal Rise Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2085-213S
  • Posted:09/05/2022
  • Pay:KR 6
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:20/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:24th May 2022


Family Liaison/SENCO Support Assistant

An exciting opportunity has risen at our school. We are seeking to appoint a Family Liaison/SENCO Assistant to join our dedicated and passionate team. This an exciting opportunity for someone who is dedicated to ensuring the best outcomes for all children and is committed to safeguarding and the  wellbeing of children and families. The role will involve working alongside the Headteacher and SENCo to provide holistic support for children and families inside and outside of school, as well as promoting parental engagement with the school community.

The role will include

  • Working with children and families to support good school attendance
  • Leading SEN Interventions
  • Supporting the SENCO with pastoral and SEN issues
  • Working with and alongside outside agencies
  • In school inclusion and behaviour support
  • MDSA link and support
  • Working alongside the lead DSL to support and promote safeguarding across the school
  • Supporting and promoting Parental engagement


We are looking for a colleague who has:

  •  Excellent interpersonal, communication and planning skills
  • Excellent ability to work as part of a team
  • Experiences of using problem solving techniques and approaches when working with families
  • Proven abilities to deal with difficult/sensitive situations
  • Ability to demonstrate a child centred approach

The ideal candidate will have good communication skills, be approachable, patient, compassionate and understanding, flexible in their approach and have a good sense of humour.

In return we can offer:

  • Children who are ready to learn.
  • A dedicated team of staff who believe in and value the children with whom they work with
  • The support and professional development offered by the Cygnus Academy Trust
  • The opportunity to work across schools and to collaborate with colleagues.

Salary range: KR6 depending on experience.  Please note that the salary will be pro-rated in line with working term time plus inset days only. The successful applicant will be contracted to work 31.25 hours per week, term time only (including 5 inset days). 8.40am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Cygnus is a multi-academy trust who works to realise the ambitions of all people within the trust. It is our desire to give our pupils the education of advantage that used to be the preserve of privilege. This advantage will prepare them well both for their next stage in education, but also for their career paths of the future

Visit to the school are strongly recommended and encouraged, this can be virtual.  Please visit our website  https://www.royalriseprimary.kent.sch.uk/About_Us/Welcome/ and Come and meet our wonderful children! Please Contact Mrs Sarah Griggs  (Headteacher) via the school office on 01732 354143 or email office@royalriseprimary.kent.sch.uk


Start Date 1st September 2022

Closing date Friday 20th May

Interview dates: Tuesday 24th May 2022

Information about the school

Royal Rise Primary School, part of Cygnus Academies Trust, is a thriving one-form entry school set in the heart of the Tonbridge community. Our children are happy, enthusiastic and keen to learn. The school is celebrating its second year of excellent SATS results and is now in the top 10% of schools nationally.

We have a supportive, passionate leadership team and a dedicated team of staff who provide the highest standard of education for every child, creating an environment where learning is fun and every member of our school community is valued.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure and satisfactory references.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).