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Family Worker - Part-time

Edenbridge Primary School, Edenbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2099-222S
  • Posted:12/09/2023
  • Pay:TPA15 / NJC 15 - £29,620pa FTE
  • Start Date:31.10.23
  • App Close Date:29/09/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 02.10.23


Our experienced Head teacher and her supportive senior leadership team are looking for Family Worker to join them on a fixed term maternity cover contract. This position is part time and the hours are 08.30 – 12.00 Monday – Friday. As a family worker you will be responsible for providing constructive support to vulnerable families with the aim to increase engagement with these families and thereby reduce the barriers to learning and increase participation in school life by:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Being an outstanding practitioner in their field
  • To support other agencies and families in improving attendance of identified children
  • Working with families, the wider community and other agencies to ensure consistency and good practice is embedded
  • Ensure that parent-school relationships are as strong as possible – enabling at risk pupils and their families to quickly receive all necessary support if required


Edenbridge Primary School is a 2-form entry school within The Pioneer Academy.  This happy school, recently Ofsted grade Good, is at the heart of our local community.  Our school, complete with a nursery and fantastic purpose built EYFS provision, has large grounds and excellent facilities, including a dedicated music room, art room and computing suite.  Our school nurtures and inspires every child to flourish, excel and achieve.  Together with our wider community, we ensure each day is an extraordinary school day.  We have a dedicated and enthusiastic team striving for the best for all children. As part of our moral commitment to putting children first, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to be taught by inspirational teachers with the highest expectations.  If this is you, then we would like to hear from you.

Information about the school

At The Pioneer Academy, we take the wellbeing and mental health of our staff seriously which is why we are committed to regular reviews of staff well-being and reducing staff workload. We have increased our PPA offer this year to up to 5 hours for full time teachers, and regular additional release time scheduled for all subject leaders across the school. We create bespoke career pathways for every member of staff, identifying and growing talent, with outstanding professional development opportunities at every stage of your career. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme with a range of resources to support wellbeing which is available to all employees and their immediate family members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

What we offer you:

· A friendly, dedicated staff team who believe in teamwork and building positive relationships across the school, the Trust and in the local community.

· High quality development programme with induction programmes for all new staff.

· Excellent CPD opportunities,

· Annual conferences with keynote speakers.

· Access to professional coaching.

· A supportive and collaborative working ethos, including support from the Trust’s Central Executive Team and a range of experts, such as specialists in pupil welfare, SEND and behaviour.

· Termly year group forums to increase collaboration and reduce workload.

· Access to Employee Assistance Programme including free counselling.

· Access to discounted wrap around childcare for staff.

· Free academy-wide social events throughout the year.

Job Contact Information


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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.