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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    12 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Gloucestershire Grade G, Point 14 – 25, £23,484 rising to a maximum of £30,095 per annum; pro rata for Part Time contract

[220927C] Family Support Worker job summary

PEAK Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Family Support Worker to join the School as soon as possible.

Post: Teaching Assistant

FTE Salary Range: Gloucestershire Grade G, Point 14 – 25, £23,484 rising to a maximum of £30,095 per annum; pro rata for Part Time contract

Actual Salary Range: Gloucestershire Grade G £17,565 rising to a maximum of £22,509 per annum

Contract Type :Permanent, full time, term time only (39 weeks per year)

Contract Hours: 37 hours per week

About the role

PEAK Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Family Support Worker. You’ll join a team of dedicated SEND professionals and will work closely with your colleagues to promote the emotional, physical and educational development of pupils with special needs.

About the successful candidate

We are looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:

  • Relevant experience in family support / pastoral role within a school or other relevant child centred organisation
  • Experience of building relationships with children and their parents, particularly the most vulnerable
  • Experience of working in partnership and communicating effectively with relevant agencies
  • Experience of implementing and encouraging good safeguarding practice throughout a large team of people
  • Experience of handling sensitive data and upholding the principles of confidentiality

About the Trust

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 15 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps

If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development and have any questions about the position, please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 07759365064 or emailing us atrecruitment@reachsouth.org.

Closing date: for applications is Wednesday 12th October 2022

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked Friday 21st October 2022.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking on the following link: https://www.mynewterm.com/jobs/138429/EDV-2022-PA-48854

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible toapply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa

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About Peak Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
60 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

PEAK Academy is a day specialist provider of education in Dursley, Gloucestershire for children and young people aged from 11 to 16 years who have an SEMH profile. There are currently 60 pupils on roll but Reach South plans, in partnership with the LA to diversify both number and age range.

PEAK formally joined Reach South in August 2022. The Trust has secured capital to ensure the capacity for growth and diversification.

PEAK’s aim is to build safe independent lives for the SEMH population through a process of understanding, support, and enablement. To achieve this goal the school looks at the unique impact social, emotional, and mental health experiences has on the individual child. From this we aim as a school to personalise the child’s curriculum, care, and therapeutic package to ensure every child achieves and experiences success and independence.

REACH South is a forward-thinking academy trust that puts the child, and their diagnosis first. Springfields Academy, Calne was the first Reach South special school (Ofsted good March 2022. NAS advanced status June 2022) In September 2023 SAIL (Salisbury Academy for Inspiration Learners) will open. The three schools will work very closely to meet, lead, and shape regional agendas.

This is a unique opportunity to not only join the team at Peak, but also to work for a Trust within a framework of specialist provision. The Trust, our schools, and our pupils require teachers who are looking to be innovative, bold, and collaborative. You can help to design your pupil’s curriculum and influence their future. Your work will always be challenging and rewarding as a part of the Reach South Specialist team.

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