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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£49,664 to £55,481

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and their families? Do you have a strong commitment to nurturing the well-being of pupils and their families in a primary school setting? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The Willows is a vibrant and inclusive primary school dedicated to providing a safe, supportive environment where every child can grow in confidence, resilience and independence and achieve success. We are looking for a dedicated Pupil and Family Welfare Lead to join our team and help us to identify and remove any barriers to accessing school and learning,

Our challenge to you:

  • Work closely with families at The Willows and across the trust to secure excellent school attendance
  • Take the DSL role at The Willows, providing training and support for staff and acting on concerns, where necessary, referring to and working with external services to ensure children are safe and happy both in and out of school
  • Provide support and guidance to children and their families, ensuring they have access to the resources and services they need.
  • Develop and implement strategies to support the social, emotional, and mental well-being of our pupils, encouraging a positive self image, a sense of personal responsibility and strong self-worth.
  • Foster a sense of community and partnership, organising and lead workshops and events that promote family well-being and involvement in the school.
  • Be flexible and quick thinking, have initiative, creativity and excellent communication skills
  • Show true team player qualities by collaborating with colleagues and participating in the wider life of the school.
  • Share our high expectations for every child and the belief that education has the power to change lives.
  • Ensure every day counts for every child.

What the school offers its staff

Our commitment to you…...

  • A forward-thinking school that encourages self-motivated continuing professional development.
  • A supportive ethos where your contributions will be valued
  • The opportunity to plan as part of a Senior Leadership team that works in a highly collaborative way to ensure a rich and inclusive offer.
  • Trust in your professional capabilities and support for you to realise your innovative ideas.
  • A school where you will be enabled to make your mark and you will really know you are making a difference in the lives of children.
  • A warm welcome when you visit.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Willows Primary School is an Orwell Multi Academy Trust Academy and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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About The Willows Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
356 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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At The Willows we are all on a journey to become successful learners, with curious children and dedicated staff all striving to be the very best they can be. Working at the heart of the community, we are also seeking to bring opportunities for learning to parents and families so we can work in partnership to support our children. Placing the children at the heart of all we do here at The Willows, means we are constantly looking for new and exciting opportunities to enhance the learning and research that supports the approaches we take. This is evident as we continue to build a curriculum that not only challenges but also inspires the children, placing experiences and creativity at the centre of their learning experience. A curriculum that also values the development of positive attitudes, social skills and service to others, creating resilient and tolerant citizens who want to change their world for the better. Alongside our high expectations of how the children can behave and what they can achieve academically; it is also our mission to ensure that The Willows is filled with the magic of childhood where a ‘wow’ moment is never far away. If you would like to know more about our school and the journey of improvement that we are currently on please do not hesitate to contact our friendly office team who will be pleased to help. We look forward to meeting you soon and sharing a little more of our wonderful world with you.

Arranging a visit to The Willows Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@thewillows.omat.org.uk.

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