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Family Liaison Officer - Part-time

Staplehurst School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2192-223S
  • Posted:12/01/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 (£20,893) pro rata.
  • Start Date:22/02/2022
  • App Close Date:21/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:24/01/2022


Are you passionate about enabling children to maximise their potential in their academic, social and personal achievements? If so, join us at Staplehurst School where relationships with parents and our wider community is at its heart - we are looking to appoint a Family Liaison Officer to work within our inclusive and supportive team.

The Opportunity

This an exciting opportunity for someone who is dedicated to ensuring the best outcomes for all children, and is committed to safeguarding. The role will involve working alongside our Head of Inclusion to provide holistic support for children and families, as well as promoting engagement with the school community and breaking down any barriers. This will, in turn, raise school attendance, enhance children’s social and emotional development and maximise their opportunities to learn regardless of backgrounds and family circumstances. 

Our ideal candidate will be someone who has:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and planning skills
  • Excellent ability to work as part of a team
  • Experiences of using problem solving techniques and approaches when working with families
  • Experience of dealing with difficult/sensitive situations
  • Ability to demonstrate a child centred approach
  • Experience of working with attendance in schools
  • Experience of Safeguarding in schools

 In return, we would offer you:

Enthusiastic, well-motivated children who will love your desire to engage them in their learning.

  • A welcoming staff team who work well together and who are committed to the continuing development of the whole school.
  • An inclusive environment where every children come first.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive parents and governors.

 If you think you have the experience and skills to fulfil this role, we would love to hear from you and would ask that you visit our school. Please contact our School Business Manager Mrs Hay to arrange this.

 The start date for this position will be Tuesday 22nd February 2022.

You will be required to work Tuesday to Friday, term time only 25 hours per week Kent Range 5 (£20,893) pro rata.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21st January 2022 at 12 noon.

 Interviews will be held Monday 24th January 2022. We will consider each application as it is submitted and we may appoint before the end of the closing date. 

Staplehurst School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including, safeguarding, an enhanced DBS check, references and the right to work in the UK


Information about the school

Staplehurst School has just been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are proud that ‘the school’s values of positivity, respect, independence, determination and excellence (PRIDE) are seamlessly woven into everyday life’ Ofsted January 2022. Our school is a two form entry community school, with approximately 376 pupils. Situated conveniently, between Maidstone and Cranbrook, in a beautiful rural part of Kent, the school, with its ‘outward-facing, best practice at heart’ culture, has achieved sustained academic improvement and continues to retain an excellent, enthusiastic team of staff.

Blessed within beautiful and spacious grounds, Staplehurst School has the added benefit of two large sports halls, music room, library and a lovely Early Years outside space, as well as a Breakfast Club available from 7.30am and an After School Club until 5.30pm.

Staplehurst School continues to be at the heart of the village community, where we pride ourselves on being an integral part of the everyday lives of people in the village. It is this community support, together with the caring and commitment from staff, which contributes to the well-being of the children. The Governing Body, staff and parents are an ambitious and dedicated team, working together to promote the school, and where our aim is to ensure each child reaches their full potential.

At Staplehurst School children definitely come first!

At Staplehurst, we consider our curriculum to be knowledge-rich. We view the curriculum as the mastery of a body of subject-specific knowledge, the definition of which has been carefully considered and sequenced to offer children the best opportunities as successful 21st century citizens. We champion ‘big ideas’ and invaluable knowledge that children deserve – this informs how we grow our pupils, and how we ensure that when they leave, they have had a rich, culturally diverse experience and are ready to progress to secondary school as well-rounded, considerate individuals.

Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:School Office
  • Address:Gybbon Rise, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 0LZ
  • Telephone: 01580 891765
  • Email: khay@staplehurst.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01580891291


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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).