14 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 August 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: Monday to Friday, term time & 2 weeks Please note this position will be worked across all schools in our Trust, not just Cheam Common Junior Academy

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months initially

Full-time equivalent salary

Range: £34,491 - £36,567 dependant on experience

Actual salary

From £29,875 per annum New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band. Dependent on candidate experience.

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Are you hard working, approachable and looking for a challenge?

  • Do you have a passion for working with families who need support in overcoming barriers?

  • Can you provide focused family support to children and families which: improves parenting capacity, adult capacity for education and employment and the attendance of children?

  • Are you genuinely committed to enabling all families to achieve their full potential?

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Family Support Worker to join our highly effective Inclusion school Improvement team, who work to make a significant contribution to raising standards across and beyond our Trust, enabling all children and families to achieve their full potential despite the barriers they may face. This role would involve supporting families and travelling between Sutton and West Molesey.

The purpose of the Family Support Worker is to work alongside the SLT, teachers and support staff teams in each of the academies, and to schools who buy in time, to support families. The underpinning value of the work is to ensure that every pupil achieves their potential through the provision of targeted support, signposting to services and intervention. Under the direction of the Senior Family Support Worker will contribute to all aspects of pupils’ well-being and achievement, ensuring attendance is of a high priority.

This will involve a primary focus on ensuring that every child achieves their learning potential and that they feel safe and supported in school.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • warm and approachable

  • enthusiastic and proactive with drive and ambition

  • hard-working and can demonstrate an ability to use their own initiative

  • has excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

  • has a passion for working with children and their families: enabling and empowering them to be ‘strong and independent’

  • has a range of strategies for managing and improving behaviour, welfare and mental health

  • has an understanding of SEND

  • can promote parents’ and families’ appreciation of the importance of education and learning

  • will work to encourage good relationships and positive dialogue between parents and school to develop mutual respect, understanding and confidence

  • has the ability and commitment to work in partnership with staff, children, families and a range of agencies

What the school offers its staff

LEO Academy Trust champions continuous professional development and delivers a programme of in house CPD. We also work with a range of partners to offer accessible training for all staff including e-learning and face to face workshops.

We believe in the importance of succession planning, and that we are well placed to support you in your next challenge. We offer opportunities to work across different academies within the Trust, and a commitment to promotion opportunities, encouraging ‘home grown’ talent.

Further details about the role

Reasonable adjustments

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to support you in applying for this role, or at

any stage of the recruitment process, please

  • contact the Recruitment team via recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

  • External candidates should also complete the appropriate section of the application form to tell us what changes or help you might need.

About Us

  • We can offer you a range of benefits, which can be found on our website.

  • LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please read about our commitment to safeguarding as well as other important information in our Applicant guide on our website.

LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members.

Commitment to safeguarding

All employees of the Trust are deemed to be in regulated activity with children and as such, all offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and for this role, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed amongst other checks as appropriate.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a declaration regarding offences and have references requested (unless agreed otherwise), prior to the interview.

Applying for the job

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About Cheam Common Junior Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
498 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Cheam Common Junior Academy is one of 7 schools that make up LEO Academy Trust.
Located in Worcester Park, Cheam Common Juniors is a four form junior school. The academy was inspected by Ofsted in September 2018 and was found to be good in all categories, with outstanding leadership. The inspectors found that "Pupils’ attainment at the end of key stage 2 is significantly above the national average.
Nearly all pupils meet the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics. A well above average proportion of pupils attain the higher or greater depth standard."

Arranging a visit to Cheam Common Junior Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk.

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