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Family Liaison Officer - Part-time

Rusthall St Paul's CE Primary School, Rusthall

  • Ref:KCC886-3913-86S
  • Posted:07/05/2024
  • Pay:KR5/6
  • Start Date:Septemeber 2024
  • App Close Date:21/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Do you have great communication skills and the ability to listen and empathise, with the desire to improve life outcomes and opportunities for children and their families? This role is for you! 

We are happy to offer this new position to enhance our 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.

· Being a safeguarding lead within the school

This role is part time, either 3 full days or the equivalent split across the week, KR5/6 dependant on experience, term time only plus inset days.

What will we offer the successful candidate?

  • A collaborative, friendly staff team
  • An inclusive, supportive leadership that cares, listens and empowers
  • Leadership opportunities
  • An innovative and engaging curriculum
  • Opportunities for self-development
  • Sessions with our Wellbeing Consultant
  • Refer a Teacher Scheme offering a £500 payment for successful recruitment of a teacher
  • £500 payment for successful appointment applying direct and not through an agency
  • Annual employee awards celebration
  • Free secure parking in private school car park
  • UNICEF Rights Respecting School which empowers our pupils to learn about their rights and how they work in practice. 
  • Great staff social events and benefits 

The Inspire Academy Movement recognise the importance of family and are committed to ensuring staff are given time off work to share special occasions. Staff are given a paid day off to attend special family events such as church services, family celebrations or their childs sports day etc.

Please contact Lyndsay Smurthwaite, Head of School, if you would like to discuss the role, for further information or for a tour of the school. Please email rusthallheadofschool@inspiream.org.uk or call 01892 520582.

Information about the school

At Rusthall School, we pride ourselves on our caring, friendly and inclusive environment. We put children first and aim to bring out the very best in every individual. The relationships we develop with our children and families enable us to create a distinctive ethos. We are passionate about educating the whole child and ensuring that we provide pupils with a wide range of experiences and opportunities. We offer excellent CPD opportunities for staff, which includes the development of highly effective ECTs as well as subject leadership opportunities for more experienced staff. We are privileged to have such wonderful children at Rusthall School and we always aim to ensure that every child gets nothing less than the very best they deserve.

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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.