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Family Liaison Officer - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-5408-705S
  • Posted:03/07/2020
  • Pay:NJC Scale 4-5
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:16/07/2020 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Salary: NJC Scale 4/5 Points 7 - 17

£17945 - £21,970 (pro-rata from ££19554 - £23,836)

39 hours per week, term time only, plus 5 days in the school holidays


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Family Liaison Officer to join our enthusiastic, highly motivated team who support our students and parents and enhance links between home and school. The person appointed will see the raising of self-esteem and success as the key motivators for learning. We seek to find flexible and adaptable ways of pursuing each child’s full potential. 

The successful candidate will have unlimited optimism, good communication skills, an understanding of the needs of young people, an ability to work in a team and a tenacity to succeed.

An important part of this role will involve working with our Attendance Officer to improve attendance and to ensure that students are in school to achieve their full learning potential.

Skills in mediation, negotiation, problem solving, confidence in the ability to be assertive when necessary, a willingness to work with other agencies and have the ability to organise work and take effective decisions whilst under pressure are necessary for this post.

As well as providing ongoing support to students belonging to your allocated College, this role will include providing immediate pastoral support for our vulnerable students attending the Studio (SSC) and linking this support to the relevant Family Liaison Officer for the student’s college.

The post requires a good standard of education and an attitude which is positive and supportive towards young people and their families in providing a ‘can do – will do’ mentality.

In return, you will enjoy a unique working environment in the heart of the Weald of Kent, all learning support staff are provided with a computer and ongoing training and support to help you excel and develop your career.  There is an independent nursery based on the school site.

Application packs are available from our school website www.homewood-school.co.uk alternatively please send an email to Ellie Reid in Human Resources on vacancies@homewood.kent.sch.uk .  Closing date for applications: 16th July 2020, however early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them.

Information about the school

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2100 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of College provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their College, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of College. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580764188


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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.