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Family Liaison Officer Teaching/Child Support - Part-time

Coxheath Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2677-154S
  • Posted:26/03/2020
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:To be confirmed
  • App Close Date:01/04/2020 at 08:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


At Coxheath Primary School we see exceptional pastoral care as being essential to allow all of our pupils to thrive and our Family Liaison Officer is at the heart of this.

We are looking to appoint an experienced motivated and approachable person to step into the busy role of a Family Liaision Officer for 37 hours per week, term time only. They will be working closely with our nurture 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.

This person will play a key role in monitoring attendance. They will work closely with families to secure good attendance and offer the necessary support.

They will also work closely as part of the safeguarding team to ensure that the safeguarding provision is robust and accurate records are kept. This will also involve working with outside agencies.

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 intitative 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 with Senior Leaders and nurture team.
  • Play a lead role as part of the safeguarding team

Applicants will need to have: 

  • Previous experience of safeguarding procedures.
  • Previous experience of working with SIMS would be desirable.
  • Fantastic, empathetic skills, ability to relate to 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-motiviation, 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 and would ask you to contact Mrs Vant in the school office to arrange this.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, and expects our staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to satisfactory references, a pre-employment health check and enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

Our school is at the heart of the community and we have strong collaborative links with local primary schools. We work in partnership with Loose Primary School as a member of the Coppice Primary Partnership which offers lots of career development opportunities for staff to explore.

The school’s ethos is one where every child is valued and cared for and where there are high expectations for all. Parents actively support their children and we have a committed and supportive Governing Body.

We also benefit from a large site, with spacious accommodation and excellent facilities for outdoor learning.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Alison Vant
  • Address:Stockett Lane, Coxheath, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4PS
  • Telephone: (01622) 745553
  • Email: bursar@coxheath.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01622) 746986


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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.