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Family Liaison Officer - Full-time

Palace Wood Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3906-87S
  • Posted:14/02/2020
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:02/03/2020 at 13:00
  • Interviews:4th March


We are very sad to be losing our dedicated Family Liaison Officer who is moving on to pastures new. At Palace Wood Primary School we see exceptional pastoral care as being essential to allow all of our pupils to thrive and our FLO is at the heart of this.

We are looking to appoint a motivated, approachable person to step into the busy role of Family Liaison Officer. They will be working closely with our SENCO and as part of our safeguarding team to remove any barriers to learning. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as they will be working daily with parents, staff and external agencies.

We are a friendly, nurturing and supportive school and work towards a shared vision of being ‘a learning community unified by ambition and individuality’. We are proud of our positive relationships with parents.

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual to undertake this role and the successful applicant will:-

  • Have the ability to build effective professional relationships with parents, pupils and staff.
  • Show initiative and a willingness to be involved in all aspects of school life and have the ability to draw on a wide range of support services, information, opportunities and guidance.
  • Work closely and honestly with Senior Leaders including the SENCO.
  • Be part of the safeguarding team.

Applicants Will Need To Have:-

Fantastic empathetic skills, ability to relate to the social, emotional & physical needs of all children.

Experience of working alongside families and ability to form positive relationships with children and adults.

High standards of work ethic and self-motivation, capable of dealing with challenging situations.

Good literacy and mathematical skills, including record-keeping.

Excellent interpersonal, listening and organisational skills.

High standards of integrity, professional standards & team work.

Be committed to continuing professional development.
Have commitment to raising standards and achievement for all pupils.

We invite all potential applicants to make an informal visit to the school before they apply. Please call for an appointment.

Information about the school

Palace Wood is a popular two-form entry primary school situated in a pleasant residential area on the western outskirts of Maidstone. Our children are motivated happy learners, they enjoy school and behave well. We are lucky to have supportive parents and governors and a staff who are very friendly and caring. We are well known for our sporting achievements and we pride ourselves in being innovative and creative in carrying out our shared vision. We have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 753474

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.