14 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,876.00 - £26,961.00 Annually (FTE) Actual salary will be pro-rata to hours & weeks -estimated gross salary based on 20 hours/39+5.1 weeks between £11,403 to £12,359

Family and Pastoral Support Officer job summary

Family and Pastoral Support Officer

Job title
Family and Pastoral Support Officer
Salary
Bucks Pay Range 2
Hours
Part time initially (Monday to Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm) with a view for hours to increase after the first year
Contract type
Fixed/Permanent
Starting date
1st September 2024
Reporting to
Head of Academy
Responsible for
Supporting children and parents


Job Description

Job Context:

  • To provide advice and signposting to enable families to access universal and targeted services.
  • To develop the social, emotional and health development of pupils at the Academy and for their families.
  • To promote healthy attendance of children and engagement of parents in their children’s learning and schooling.
  • To give targeted individual support to families and carers.

Job Purpose:

  • Working preventatively with identified families to support early intervention by signposting support and guidance in times of change and stress.
  • Work directly with children and families; individually and in groups to provide practical support, advice and guidance around a range of issues.
  • Work with children who are at risk of suspension or exclusion from by supporting them and their families.
  • To raise the attendance and punctuality levels of targeted children.
  • To work with other educational providers to support effective transition for vulnerable children and families.
  • To liaise with relevant agencies to improve swift and easy access to statutory and voluntary services.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop home/Academy links to encourage good communication between the Academy and families.
  • Support with parenting skills by providing parenting guidance and support, either on a one-to-one basis or via parent workshops.
  • Providing advice on how to develop and maintain positive discipline.
  • To support SLT in raising attendance of targeted pupils.
  • To liaise with the SENDCo, as necessary, about supporting families with SEN children
  • Provide practical help and emotional support for families particularly at times of crisis.
  • Organising meetings and drop-ins at appropriate times with relevant children and families.
  • Engaging families in activities which supports children’s learning.
  • To have a robust understanding of, and adhere to, agreed policies and procedures for child protection, safeguarding and lone working.
  • To be a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Coordination and liaison with others:

  • To liaise on a regular basis with the senior leadership team and Designated Safeguarding Leads to share and report information.
  • Identification and appropriate referral of children for initial assessment and be responsible for creating early help assessments.
  • To make referrals to First Response in order to safeguard children.
  • To be responsible for carrying out the appropriate actions following assessments/meetings
  • Promoting healthy living by liaison with health workers/school nurse and ensuring appointments are kept.
  • Developing links with agencies that provide and promote learning opportunities for parents and carers to attend multi agency team around the family and core group meetings. Furthermore, to discuss referrals and agree a work plan as requested.
  • Keep careful and high-quality records of meetings and contacts recording actions to be taken (on CPOMS)
  • To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the work and providing reports as required.
  • To identify needs and advocate the development of new work in the area to meet these needs.

General:

  • To develop a whole Academy knowledge and understanding of how to support pupils at risk.
  • To attend meetings and deliver training as required.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and awareness of current legislation and initiatives related to the role.
  • To work within Academy and Trust policies particularly those around equal opportunities and safeguarding.
  • To take responsibility for own learning and professional development and to attend training as required.
  • Any other reasonable duties that the Senior Leadership Team may from time to time ask the postholder to perform.

Person Specification

Please refer to the attached document

Application Process

Further information:

For more information about our Academy please visit our website www.kvpa.org.uk or to discuss the role further please contact our Head of Academy, Mr Jon Turner, via email: office@kvpa.school or telephone: 01296 255000

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed but need to be arranged in advance.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply through the My New Term portal, please include a personal statement that should outline your suitability for the post by referring to the job description and person specification. Please use the link provided.

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CV’s cannot be accepted and you will need to complete an online mynewterm application form to be considered for this position

  • Closing Date: 12 noon,Friday 7th June 2024
  • Interviews will be held the week beginning: 17th June 2024

Interviews may be offered prior to the closing date, upon receipt of an exceptionally strong application.

Kingsbrook View Primary Academy and the Inspiring Future’s Partnership Trust are committed to safeguarding children, promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Online searches will be completed prior to shortlisting and an enhanced DBS and qualifications check will be carried out upon appointment of all successful candidates.


Commitment to safeguarding

Kingsbrook View Primary Academy and the Inspiring Future’s Partnership Trust are committed to safeguarding children, promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Online searches & BCC Self-Declaration form will be completed prior to shortlisting and an enhanced DBS and qualifications check will be carried out upon appointment of all successful candidates.

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About Kingsbrook View Primary Academy

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
150 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

The newest primary Academy in Buckinghamshire is growing rapidly, creating a number of exciting opportunities. Are you ready to join our expanding team and become part of something very special and rewarding?

Kingsbrook View opened in September 2021, with just 3 classes (90 pupils), and was built to serve the primary education needs of the new Kingsbrook residential development.

We currently have 5 classes, up to Year 3. In September 2023, we will be opening an additional 4 classes, across the Academy, taking us up to 9 classes (2 in Foundation Stage; 2 in Year 1; 2 in Year 2; 2 in Year 3 and 1 in Year 4) totalling 270 pupils. Our rapid growth means that we have a number of opportunities to join our expanding and dedicated staff team. We will continue to grow until we reach our final capacity of 472 places, up to the end of KS2.

At Kingsbrook View Primary Academy we are committed to delivering inspirational learning opportunities that are engaging, purposeful and challenging as everyone has the potential to achieve and excel. We have a passion for learning and we value the power of learning in securing a successful future. Our pupils take ownership of their learning to become highly aspirational and be able to make positive contributions to life in modern Britain.

Kingsbrook View Primary Academy:

• Has a strong set of values, modelled and followed by all

• Provides an excellent primary education for all children attending

• Enables all children to be highly aspirational and reach their potential

• Has high expectations of all

• Develops resilience, independence and self-regulation

• Provides a broad, rich, engaging and challenging curriculum

• Is an active and prominent establishment within the local community

• Provides a secure and happy environment where everybody’s safety and wellbeing matters: children, parents and staff.

• Meets the individual needs of children and their families through a proven model of outstanding teaching and learning

• Values the contribution outdoor learning makes to a stimulating curriculum as well as wellbeing

• Celebrates diversity through an inclusive culture based on equality and respect

• Is a member of the Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust, drawing on the expertise and capacity of other Trust members to deliver outstanding provision

Our values permeate all that we do and we expect all children, parents, staff, Trustees and visitors to live and breathe these values. These values underpin our curriculum as they are central to being successful individuals, who make a valued contribution as citizens in the modern world.

Aspiration: aiming high, having high expectations and striving for the best

Resilience: responding to challenge, overcoming difficulty and learning from mistakes by having a growth mindset

Respect: valuing everyone’s contributions and demonstrating respect for ourselves and others

Integrity: being open and honest, showing commitment to what is right and being proud of who we are

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