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Family Liaison Officer - Full-time

John Wesley Primary Sch. (CoE & Methodist VA), Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3299-113S
  • Posted:19/05/2023
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:31.08.2023
  • App Close Date:16/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Friday 23rd June 2023


We would like to appoint a committed Family Liaison Officer. We are looking for a FLO to join our nurturing school community to provide early intervention, support and guidance to children and families in order to increase attendance, well-being, engagement with the school and to improve outcomes for children. This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a strong, supportive team within our popular, successful school.  We have a well-established team of incredible people with a positive and supportive ethos.


Our FLO will work to support all our families experiencing a range of challenges. We pride ourselves on being fully inclusive and are looking for someone who shares our vision of educating the whole child; physically, academically, emotionally and spiritually. The post is full-time, 5 days (37 hours) a week.


You will be working closely with our families, to develop home/school partnerships, remove barriers to learning and promote positive attitudes towards school and education.  It is a rewarding role for someone with the necessary skills and experience, and engaging personality.  As a FLO, you will have a strong belief in inclusion and the right for each child to be successful whatever their needs and abilities with a strong understanding of safeguarding.


We would really like to meet you if:

  • You are sensitive, caring and determined to make a difference
  • You have a commitment to excellence in your own practice
  • You are enthusiastic, hardworking and a team player
  • You have sound experience of supporting parents/carers, a vast knowledge of external agencies/services and the ability to liaise with other professionals
  • You can deliver parenting workshops, intervention programmes to support the emotional wellbeing of children and families, and 1:1 support for individuals focused on specific needs.
  • You have experience of working with primary aged children
  • You have excellent communication skills with GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C or above (or equivalent). 
  • You have a sense of humour, a positive attitude and enjoy working as a proactive member of a team of staff who put children at the centre of everything they do.
  • You have the skills and experience to work with families to support pupils through their education, and work with external agencies to provide the best outcomes for our pupils
  • You have the skills to aid parents & pupils to improve attendance in school


We can offer:

  • Well-motivated, happy and enthusiastic children who love learning and achieve well
  • A place to work that helps every child be the very best that they can be
  • A highly effective, enthusiastic and caring team
  • An on-going CPD programme and induction
  • The opportunity to be part of the forward-thinking school
  • Supervision and an SLT who will encourage and support you


Above all, we are seeking an inspirational person to join our team who has high expectations for our families and children. So, if you feel you have the experience and the drive, we would love to hear from you.


Visits to the school are encouraged; please contact Miss Harrington, Headteacher to make an appointment via email or the school office. All applications must be made via Kent-teach using the application form. Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Information about the school

The John Wesley CEMP School

The John Wesley CEM Primary School is a two-form mainstream primary school with currently 450 pupils. We are also extremely fortunate to have a Specialist Resource Provision for SLCN and host a Special School EYFS O & A class on our site. At The John Wesley CEM Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced education for all the children within our care. We aim to create a happy, nurturing and stimulating learning environment in which all the children can grow in self-esteem and fulfil their potential. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.

We have a team of dedicated and committed teachers, support staff and governors and a strong relationship with our local Diocesan church, Methodist church and our local community. The behaviour and attitudes displayed by our pupils are very good and we work closely with parents to provide the best possible opportunities for our children. We are proud of our positive and caring ethos through which all our pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential.

At The John Wesley Church of England & Methodist Primary School, our vision of life without limits in all its fullness puts our children and families at the centre of everything. In our inclusive and unique community with two distinctively Christian foundations, every experience enables all to flourish as individuals and to thrive as God intended; mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

We are an inclusive, child-centred, family school at the heart of our community guided by the words of Jesus - ‘I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness’ John 10:10. Jesus gave his disciples a vision of a life that is full of possibilities and dreams yet to be met.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and recognise that each child is an individual. We aim to provide an enabling and enriching environment for every child to reach their full potential.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Rachael Harrington
  • Address:The John Wesley CEM Primary School, Wesley School Road, Cuckoo Lane, Singleton, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5LW
  • Telephone: 01233614660
  • Email: headteacher@john-wesley.org.uk


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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.