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Family Liaison Officer - Part-time

The Primary First Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F16-244-S
  • Posted:02/05/2024
  • Pay:PFT D1 £28,838 (£18,883 Actual Pro Rata)
  • Start Date:1st September 2024
  • App Close Date:04/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 6th June

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We are happy to offer this new position to enhance our Inclusion Team. We are looking for an experienced, supportive and creative candidate who has previously worked with children and families in an education setting. The Family Liaison Officer will offer support and guidance to families affected by personal or domestic issues. We are seeking a candidate who has drive and passion and a good understanding of child development and learning processes, someone who can build effective and professional working relationships with parents, staff, Governance Partners and the wider community and is a positive role model at all times.

This role will involve:

· Establishing positive relationships with children and families and the ability to demonstrate engagement with key stakeholders and other agencies.

· Identifying the early signs of social, emotional, health or behavioural issues.

· Monitoring attendance of all pupils, intervening in a timely manner when attendance is a concern but also supporting families where necessary.

· Working alongside teachers, parents and children to support the children and setting clear and measurable targets to enable engagement and progress.

· Preparing assessments and other relevant reports for the purpose of supporting families and leading meetings with all stakeholders including the Head Teacher and Inclusion Lead.

· Working with the Mental Health and Inclusion Lead to support with promoting positive mental health across the school.

· Support the Designated Safeguarding Leads in running Early Help plans.

We pride ourselves that each of our staff members will be clear about the next steps of their development, how they can move forward and where they can access the expertise to achieve their aims.

The Academy of Cuxton schools is a two-form entry Infant and Junior School with a staff of 54. We are a friendly and vibrant school that serves the community of Cuxton and surrounding areas. 

We work in collaboration with our Trust, The Primary First Trust, which currently consists of ten primary schools in Medway, Kent and Bexley. This gives us a wide support network and allows our staff to grow professionally and our children to achieve excellence. At any stage of your career, we can offer bespoke tailored training which can support your individual needs and career aspirations. The Trust offers an excellent and unique opportunity for local career progression. 

An application pack is attached to this advert and completed application forms should be emailed to murra182@academyofcuxton.org by 12 pm on Tuesday 4th June 2024.

Interview date: Thursday 6th June 

Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified on Tuesday 4th June 2024. 

References will be requested from those shortlisted. 

The Primary First Trust and The Academy of Cuxton Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. 

The Primary First Trust and The Academy of Cuxton Schools are committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Information about the trust

The Primary First, a Trust that truly celebrates and nurtures the diversity and distinctiveness of its partner schools. We are a growing network of 10 individual primaries across Bexley, Gravesham and Medway. All are at different points in their journey - each with a unique context, considerable strengths and specific opportunities.

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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.