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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Pay scale

Grade 6, point 11-19

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors are seeking to appoint a Family Support Worker who has recent experience of working with children, young people and families to support the needs of the community which we serve. This is an exciting opportunity to be a key part of our pastoral team, dedicated to giving the children the best life chances possible, building the futures they deserve.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge and you would like to join us on the next stage of our journey, then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable person who:

  • works with a genuine child-centred approach;
  • is passionate and knowledgeable about children's learning and development
  • has a proven record of working successfully with a range of stakeholders in school to support children, young people and their families through interventions to improve attendance and raise achievement
  • has experience of working in a personalised way to best meet the needs of children, young people and families to overcome barriers to learning
  • is able to work effectively in managing their time and have excellent communication skills
  • has a good sense of humour and positive attitude
  • is a team player who relentlessly seeks to overcome challenges

Further details and an application form are available on our website: www.haslingdenhigh.com/vacancies

What the school offers its staff

The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, empathetic and dedicated Family Support Worker to support the school and in particular, the pastoral team, in order to maintain high levels of attendance. As a valued member of our pastoral team, the postholder will work within the attendance team and will ultimately support the school’s drive towards ‘Achievement for All’. The successful candidate should have experience against the job description accompanied by a successful track record and the personality to persevere and overcome the challenges that impact negatively on regular school attendance. They should have the mindset and drive to engage with vulnerable families; establishing positive relationships with students, understanding their range of needs and helping them to understand the importance of being in school regularly.

Haslingden High School is a high performing school and has an excellent reputation both locally and beyond. The school is significantly oversubscribed for the 270 places available annually in Year 7. We have wonderful students who are proud to be part of our school; a committed, talented staff and excellent facilities. We can look to the future, however uncertain it currently appears nationally, with confidence. We were inspected by Ofsted in May 2022 and they acknowledged the many significant strengths of the school in what is a very pleasing report, rating it as good.

Our GCSE results have been consistently strong in recent years. Our students performed exceptionally well given the challenges that they have faced and we remain very proud of all we have achieved together as a school community. We have a successful sixth form where students make strong progress and many of them choose to go on to university, the vast majority at their first choice of establishment.

In order for our school to operate in a smooth and effective manner, we know that we need the support of all colleagues and teams. We are very fortunate that our support staff are a highly effective and hardworking team who underpin all the great work that we do.

Haslingden High School seeks to provide an outstanding holistic education for our students. Whilst achieving fantastic examination results is one of our core aims, our remit is much wider. We endeavour to equip all our students with the skills for further study and the world of work; provide them with the tools to develop their own set of values and beliefs conducive to being a good citizen; and provide an extensive range of extra-curricular activities for students to develop their own interests and aptitudes.

The successful applicant will find caring, friendly and supportive colleagues, committed to providing the very best life chances for all our students. We look forward to receiving your completed application form together with an accompanying letter (of no more than two sides of A4 font size 10), outlining how your skills and experience have prepared you for this role and what we could expect from you in the first 12 months in post. The closing date for applications is Monday 15 July 2024 at 9.00am with interviews scheduled for Thursday 18 July 2024.

Haslingden High School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and takes its statutory duties and responsibilities in this context very seriously. We fully expect everyone working in or on behalf of the school to share our commitment. As such, this post is subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance and references.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. All employees and volunteers are required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to starting work at Haslingden High School.

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About Haslingden High School and Sixth Form

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1534 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Welcome to Haslingden High School. We are looking for talented, skilled and caring staff with a ‘can do’ attitude, who will further enhance our fantastic team here and ensure that outcomes for our students – both personally and academically – are the best they can be.

Our school aim is:
Achievement for All: for all our students to be safe, happy and successful, developing as individuals into caring, responsible citizens equipped for life in the 21st century.

We strive to:
- create successful learners, who achieve the best possible qualifications, alongside equipping them with the skills and motivation to overcome future challenges
- ensure all students experience an exciting, ambitious and inclusive curriculum that is well-planned, broad, diverse and expertly delivered. Our curriculum will inspire and motivate students to want to know and remember more, allowing them to become lifelong learners
- provide access to a wide range of opportunities and experiences beyond the taught curriculum, enabling our students to leave our school with high aspirations
- work in partnership to offer a personalised approach to care, guidance and support that will ensure students feel and know how to keep themselves safe and happy. Students’ physical, mental and emotional wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we do, empowering them to make informed choices
- guide students, helping them to become kind, resilient and ethical individuals who will make a positive contribution to their local community and beyond. They will embrace change and leave as well-rounded individuals with a strong set of values and beliefs

We welcome students of all abilities, aptitudes and interests from a wide range of backgrounds. Our number one aim is ‘Achievement for All’ and we pride ourselves on our reputation for academic success. We are successful because we have high expectations of all of our students, and because we create a learning environment underpinned by a culture of respect where individuals are nurtured and supported.

Ours is a forward-thinking school with innovative approaches to teaching and learning. We have invested in new technology, which means that our students are equipped for a 21st-century workplace; able to apply their knowledge and skills creatively. We are also proud of the way that we prepare students to be lifelong learners; questioning, resilient and confident young people.

Importantly we want our students to leave with happy memories of their time at Haslingden High and we provide many enrichment opportunities outside of the classroom for students to develop the talents, teamwork and leadership skills that will enable them to be citizens of Britain and the world.

We are a diverse community where students from a range of backgrounds form positive relationships with each other and with staff, based on trust and mutual respect. Visitors to the school comment on the happy and calm atmosphere which allows all students to flourish.

Arranging a visit to Haslingden High School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email applications@haslingdenhigh.com.

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