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Family Liaison Officer - Full-time

St Mary's CEP School, Dover, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-3356-128S
  • Posted:14/03/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:27/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Required as soon as possible

Family Liaison Officer

Kent Range 6 (£21,801 - £23,262) Prorated to 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm) Term Time only plus 5 INSET days

We wish to appoint an excellent and highly motivated Family Liaison Officer (FLO) who will be committed to enabling each and every child at St Mary’s C of E Primary School to achieve all that they are so deserving of.

With this role, there is real opportunity to make a tangible difference to the lives of so many of our children. Our FLO will work with the families, staff team and outside agencies to assist in ensuring all of our pupils are able to make the very best of every social and educational opportunity we have at St Mary’s C of E Primary School.

This is an exciting, varied and important role within school.

Please look at the accompanying job description and person specification for further information.

We would like to offer prospective applicants the opportunity to visit our school. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment.

The school is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and other employment checks.  The school is committed to Equality and Diversity in employment practice and delivery.  References will be requested for all candidates shortlisted and prior to interview.

The School will undertake an online check of shortlisted candidates in accordance with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education. 

Please note that it is an offence to apply if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. 

Please see our Child Protection Policy, Job Description and Person Specification attached to this advertisement. 

Closing Date: Monday, 27th March 2023 at midday

Information about the school

St Mary’s C of E (Aided) Primary School is a vibrant learning hub, sitting just below the iconic Dover Castle, in the heart of Dover. We have been linked with St Mary’s Church since the school opened in 1789. Pupils regularly visit the church and our very strongly held school ethos reflects this link and the Christian nature of the school

The school is housed within a very well maintained two storey building. Inside the building there is a wide variety of learning areas with traditional classrooms as well as smaller work spaces and study areas, a large school hall, a well-stocked library and rooms set-up to deliver programmes which support social emotional needs. Our school has an unusual multi-tiered site which has been developed creatively to provide outdoor learning opportunities including spaces to play, to relax, to garden as well as our extensive Forest School complete with fabric canopy in the tree tops. There are upper and lower playgrounds for infants and juniors with adventure play areas on both. The school also benefits from a separate playing field just a half minute walk from the main school site on Maison Dieu Road.

We are ideally placed to be able to make use of a number of local amenities. Every class has a tailor made programme of work to be undertaken at Dover Castle each year and being within walking distance is ideal. We also walk to Church, to the town, Dover Museum and Library and, of course, the sea front.

Currently there are just under 200 pupils on role organised into 7 classes. Staff and governors are proud of our inclusive and multi-cultural school and currently pupils at St Mary’s speak 19 different languages. We also have pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs and staff who are well placed to meet these needs. We work hard to forge effective links with our families.

We have a large and happy staff, including a high proportion of support staff who all work positively together towards our motto “Learning for Life with God as our Guide”. We have excellent teachers, a strong team of support staff and an effective leadership team made up of our Executive Headteacher, Head of School, SENCo and governors. We are pleased to be an active member of the Samphire Learning Hub, a collaboration of other local schools. Staff at all levels within school benefit from the opportunity to network with colleagues in other schools. We all work to achieve the very best outcomes for the children.

St Mary’s C of E (Aided) Primary School has collaborated with St. Margaret’s-at-Cliffe Primary School for six years with a shared Executive Headteacher and School Business Manager.

All members of our school community are invested and committed to our school's Christian vision: 'Through the loving example of Jesus Christ, we strive to provide opportunities for all members of our diverse school community to flourish within a caring, aspirational, spiritual and inclusive environment. We aim to create successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens ready to take the next steps in life'.

We aim to create successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens ready to take the next steps in life.

Our Christian Narrative is taken from the book of Matthew in the Bible, Chapter 5 verses 14 to 16:- “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” All children and adults strive to be the best that they can possibly be; our school environment enables all to flourish academically and socially

Our core Christian Values of peace, trust, perseverance, friendship, and respect underpin all aspects of school life.

Our school rules (be kind; be safe; be ready to learn) provide the framework for everyone to teach and learn safely, happily and successfully at St Mary’s.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lorraine Windsor
  • Address:St Mary's CEP (VA) School, Laureston Place, Laureston Place, Dover, Kent, CT16 1QX
  • Telephone: 01304206887
  • Email: business.manager@stmarysprimary.net

Fax: 1304206887


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.