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Home School Support Worker - Term Time

Twydall Primary School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-2014-55S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:C1 – Salary: £21,968 - £27,852 FTE
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Home School Support Worker

Grade:     C1 – Salary: £21,968 - £27,852

                 per annum FTE

Hours:     34.5 hrs per week Mon-Fri, term time only plus inset days

Location: Twydall Primary School, Twydall Lane, Gillingham ME8 6JS

Start Date: As soon as possible

The successful candidate will have experience of working with primary aged children. The successful candidate must have experience of supporting parents/carers, a vast knowledge of external agencies/services and the ability to liaise with other professionals.  To work under the direction of the Headteacher, in partnership with other professionals, to offer practical help and emotional support to pupils and families experiencing various difficulties. To support pupils and their families in school, community and home settings and provide regular ongoing assistance to support inclusion. To provide a friendly, approachable and confidential point of contact for families. To provide support for staff (including the headteacher) in the school, particularly when dealing with challenging or vulnerable pupils and families. They will have excellent communication skills with GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C or above (or equivalent).  They will have a sense of humour, a positive attitude and enjoy working as a proactive member of a team of teachers and assistants who put children at the centre of everything they do. 

They will need to have high professional standards and understand the importance of establishing appropriate boundaries and relationships with the families they support. Experience of working with children with Autism or Speech and Language difficulties would be an advantage, and a desire to help children overcome barriers to learning is essential.

A visit prior to application is highly recommended.  Contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Please note that only those candidates who have been shortlisted to attend an interview will receive a communication.  CVs will not be accepted.

All posts are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure, suitable references, medical clearance, appropriate qualifications and relevant overseas checks.

Documentation supporting the application process can be accessed on our website: https://www.rmet.org/vacancies 

Closing date for applications:  Noon on Friday 13th October 2023. We reserve the right to close the application process early if enough applications have been received.

Information about the school

Rainham Mark Education Trust's core purpose is to cultivate wisdom, character and strength in students so they can understand, celebrate and shape the world in which they live.

Together, our ambitions for the children in our local community continue to build on current success, and raise the bar further, such that the life chances of each child in our care are maximised through a deeply inclusive education, routinely high expectations, and a range of opportunities that seek to embed a love of learning.

We are a family of three Academies in Medway, compromising of Rainham Mark Grammar School - Ofsted ‘Good’ May 2022, Riverside Primary School and Nursery - Ofsted ‘Good’ November 2019 and Twydall Primary School and Nursery - Ofsted ‘Good’ May 2023.

Rainham Mark Education Trust (RMET) is in a very exciting stage of its development, having recently realigned and strengthened our central team, relaunched our vision and established an ambitious future strategy.

The benefits of working for us include:

  • Support from a network of senior leaders and teachers within the school and our Trust

  • Regular planned opportunities to collaborate and share best practice

  • Working with a team of friendly, dedicated and hardworking staff and Trustees

  • An outstanding offer of CPD opportunities

  • A sharp focus on staff well-being

As a Trust we are dedicated to ensuring the safety and protection of all individuals under its care. This commitment to safeguarding is shared by all the academies within RMET, as we strive to promote the welfare of our pupils. We require all staff and volunteers to uphold this commitment, and we therefore implement a thorough recruitment process across all academies that aligns with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines. This process includes conducting online checks on shortlisted candidates and all employment offers are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and where applicable a prohibition from teaching check.

We are also committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of school life. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other characteristic. We celebrate the diversity of our school community and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, safe and able to achieve their full potential. We believe that this approach not only supports our students to achieve their best, but also prepares them for life in a diverse and interconnected world. If you share our commitment to equality and diversity, we welcome your application to join our team.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:RMET HR Department
  • Address:Twydall Lane, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JS
  • Telephone: 01634 231 761
  • Email: recruitment@rmet.org


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 Legislation.