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  • Salary:

    Grade 3 Salary £25,119-£31,364 (Full Time, Pro-Rata, TTO) + Two Weeks during Summer Holidays Approximate Actual Salary £23,157

  • Location:

    Waverley School

  • Contract:

    Permanent

  • Start Date:

    Start Date: September 2024

WAVERLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION TRUST

WAVERLEY SCHOOL

Yardley Green Road

Bordesley Green East

Birmingham

B9 5QA

Tel:      0121 566 6600

Home School Link Worker and Administrative Assistant

Grade 3 Salary £25,119-£31,364 (Full Time, Pro-Rata, TTO)

 + Two Weeks during Summer Holidays

Approximate Actual Salary £23,157

Start Date: September 2024

Waverley Education Foundation (WEF) is a Multi Academy Trust, which operates both Waverley School and Waverley Studio College. WEF has over 1900 students on roll across the trust. It develops, brokers and delivers a range of services which support learning and leadership & management and improve outcomes for children and young people. 

Waverley School is an all through school for students aged 4-19. It also has a Resource Base for students with cognition and learning difficulties. In its recent Ofsted inspection in September 2021, Waverley School was graded as a ‘Good’ School. The secondary phase of Waverley School has 1174 students including those in the Sixth Form. We have state of the art facilities for learning, teaching and training and a strong staff team that are committed to the learning and development of all our students.      

                  

Our core values of Humanity, Equality, Aspiration and Respect support our vision to create a learning community where we work together to achieve excellence in everything we do. 

“Pupils have a strong understanding of diversity, respect and tolerance, including for different family lifestyles” – Ofsted 2021 

The Home School Link Worker will work preventatively with families, children and the school (Primary and Secondary) to provide early intervention, signposting support and guidance in times of change and stress, thus enabling improved attendance and behaviour by reducing family and environmental barriers to learning.  Applicants must have:

  • Knowledge of child development
  • An insight into the needs of young children and their parents
  • A working knowledge and understanding of the Children’s Act 1989, particularly in relation to Child Protection
  • A working knowledge of the Assesment Framework and Human Rights Legislation
  • An understanding of ‘Every Child Matters; Children Act; National Occupational Standards on Working with Parents
  • Good knowledge of the school system

 

The Home School Link Worker must be able to communicate confidently and build effective relationships with pupils, parents and other professionals as required.  A background in either Health, Social Care and or extensive experience of working with parents and families would be very beneficial.

All applicants must be numerate and literate and educated to GCSE standard.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

The successful candidate will need to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online checks in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. 

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be accepted.

Waverley School is committed to the protection and safety of its students.

The closing date for applications is 10.00 a.m. Tuesday 18 June 2024.