Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Pathway 4 Point 14-18 Actual Salary £22,044 - £23,604 (FTE £27,334 - £29,269)

Family Support Worker job summary

Family Support Worker

Contract Permanent

Salary Pathway 4 Point 14-18 Actual Salary £22,044 - £23,604 (FTE £27,334 - £29,269)

Working Hours 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum (term time plus one week).

Site Richard Barnes Academy - Fitzwilliam Site

Closing Date 19th June 2024

Start Date September 2024

Please note the trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.

Are you passionate about making a difference to children's lives and making a positive impact?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Richard Barnes Academy are seeking a Family Support Worker to join our team. In this role, you’ll play a crucial role in fostering positive relationships between families, students, and the Academy.

About Thomas Deacon Education Trust (TDET)

Thomas Deacon Education Trust is a charitable organisation dedicated to raising educational outcomes across a range of primary and secondary phase schools and academies in the East Midlands.

As a growing Multi-Academy Trust we strive to provide outstanding teaching and learning for all and an ethos and culture that encourages everyone to be the very best that they can be. We put learners, and their learning, at the heart of everything we do.

About Richard Barnes Academy

The Richard Barnes Academy became part of the Thomas Deacon Education Trust in May 2020, replacing the Peterborough Pupil Referral Service. The Richard Barnes Academy is an inclusive primary and secondary alternative provision academy that is committed to safeguarding and learner welfare. We provide specialist support for learners who have experienced difficulties with learning and behaviour in a mainstream setting.  

Here at the Richard Barnes Academy our core purpose is to provide more than just an education for our young people, we create an innovative, personalised alternative learning environment where our learners acquire belief, opportunities, and skills to succeed. If you are a highly skilled, committed, and compassionate individual who has what it takes to make a difference, we look forward to receiving an application from you. 

The Trust offers:

  • Progression opportunities across the Trust
  • Access to the most generous pension schemes in the UK (LGPS & teachers’ pension scheme)
  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Continuous development, e.g. regular CPD sessions, coaching, Trust training days
  • Free eye test vouchers and flu vaccinations
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free access to onsite gyms at Thomas Deacon Academy
  • A supportive Early Careers Teacher programme
  • £250 Recommend a friend scheme
  • Collaborative working across schools in the Trust

Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact the HR Team on e-mail

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Richard Barnes Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
98 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

School location

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