Home School Link Worker

Fitzharrys School, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1NP

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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    24 August 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 August 2022

Job details

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,023 pro rata

Actual salary


Home School Link Worker job summary

Post: Home School Link Worker

Grade: Grade 7 Point 13 - £11.93 per hour (Actual salary £19,941)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract: Permanent, 37 hours per week, 8.15am-4.15am, term time only + 5 INSET days

Closing date: 12 noon on 24 August 2022, however applications will be processed on arrival

We are seeking to appoint a Home School Link Worker to work with the Inclusion team with targeted families and students to improve attendance and engagement and build links between the school and home.

This role is focussed on supporting students and families who, for a variety of reasons struggle to access education fully. We are looking for a person who will bring positivity, enthusiasm, empathy, and tenacity to the role, with a focus on helping young people access education. This will involve working with external agencies, our SEN team, the pastoral team, and teachers in school.

This post would suit a candidate who genuinely likes working with young people, helping, and supporting them to succeed and reducing barriers to learning. Experience of working in a school environment would be an advantage but is not essential.

This position is subject to a variable hours clause where the contracted hours can be reduced by a third. This enables schools to manage the fluctuations in pupils’ needs that can occur from one year to the next while offering a permanent contract.

Our ethos of aspiration, opportunity and integrity are at the heart of Fitzharrys’ sustained success. We are a good school (Ofsted, June 2016) with strong results that improve year on year. Ofsted praised our “warm and welcoming culture with a shared drive for continual improvement”. This is a very special place, and we are looking for the right candidate who is excited at the prospect of joining us and taking such a key role in our continued success.

All Fitzharrys staff benefit from our induction programme and our comprehensive CPD programme as part of a school community committed to getting the best from everyone. Through our focus on high quality teaching and learning, and excellent behaviour, our school continues to grow and develop.

We are proud of our students, and in turn they are proud to be part of the Fitzharrys community. Parents are supportive of the work of the school, recognising our high aspirations for every student who attends; they are both challenged to achieve highly, and supported in doing so.

This is an exciting time to join us in our continued development. If you want to be part of a school with strong working relationships at the heart of every interaction, a committed and caring staff, and a culture of working to get the very best from every child, then we look forward to meeting you.

An application pack is available from the Fitzharrys School website or from


CVs alone are not acceptable.

Abingdon Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff to share this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check. The Trust is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from less well-represented groups in the schools and Trust.

All staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.

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About Fitzharrys School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
679 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

This is an exciting time to join us in our continued development. If you want to be part of an innovative, supportive and caring school and contribute to each student achieving their ambitions then we look forward to meeting you.

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