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Family Liaison Officer - Full-time

Tiger Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2008-177S
  • Posted:31/01/2023
  • Pay:£17183-£18100(£20595-£21693)
  • Start Date:February/March 2023
  • App Close Date:24/02/2023 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Tiger Primary is looking for a new Family Liaison Officer, this person will need to have excellent people skills, resilience, flexibility and be able to work within a wider team. We are looking for someone who can engage with parents/carers and families to provide early intervention, support and guidance to increase engagement with the school and improve learning outcomes for students. The willingness to carry out home visits is essential and the willingness to complete training to become a member of our designated safeguarding lead team

The post will be Monday to Thursday 08:00-16:00, Friday 08:00-15:30, 37 hours per week 38 weeks per year.

The post will involve:

  • Establish and foster good relationships with parents/carers of children at the school and encourage good home / school communication.
  • Liaise with teachers and encourage effective dialogue between parents / carers and teachers regarding their child’s progress.
  • Provide advice and guidance to parents / carers to reinforce their self-esteem and ability to provide good parenting.
  • Share information on practical childcare and parenting skills, including meeting the emotional needs of children, consistent discipline, healthy eating and attendance.
  • To support the work of the attendance officer by working with parents / carers to identify why children are not achieving good attendance and assist in the implementation of measure to address this.
  • To work with the Headteacher to develop action plans and undertake individual case work with families to support them in addressing issues which might be impacting on their child’s learning and wellbeing.

In return we offer:

  • A happy, welcoming school where all are valued
  • Wonderful children
  • A team of people who all want the best for the children
  • A school that supports your own professional development.
  • A vibrant and exciting place to work
  • The support of a Trust that currently runs two secondary schools, primary school and Nursery for children aged 3 months to 4 years
  • An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme and Kent Rewards
  • An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and gaining nationally accredited qualifications 

Tiger Primary are looking for a person who is determined to secure the absolute best for each pupil and will work hard to ensure our pupils are the best version of themselves possible.

Tours of the school are welcome, but not essential. Please contact the school on 01622 745166 and ask to speak with Karen Thorpe to arrange a visit.

Only applications submitted by the school application process will be considered, we are unable to accept CVs.

 Future Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Future Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All members of staff are expected to share and adhere to this commitment.

Information about the school

Welcome to Tiger Primary School!

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At Tiger Cubs Day Nursery, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of the children in our care, as well as their families. To ensure we provide the very best service, we strive to achieve the goals set by the national Early Years Foundation Stage; alongside our ethos, we are creating moments that matter by providing a safe, warm, loving and caring environment where your child can progress steadily through the various stages of their development.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. At Future Schools Trust we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace where every individual's unique talents and perspectives are valued and can thrive. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

What's In It For You? A vibrant and exciting place to work A friendly and supportive environment An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and nationally accredited qualifications The support of a Trust that currently encompasses two Secondary Schools and one Primary School. Alongside Tiger Cubs, our term time only Day Nursery, for children aged 3 months to 4 years, with great benefits to education staff. A well-resourced department with schemes of work and resources available. An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Future Schools Trust HR Recruitment Team
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Loose, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9QL
  • Telephone: 01622 745166
  • Email: officetps@tigerprimary.com

Documents

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.