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Home School Link Worker

Salfords Primary School
Redhill, Surrey
Contract Type
Part Time, Term Time
Specialist - £22,500 - £31,000 FTE
Start Date
To be confirmed
25th August 2022 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Sal 07/22 - SupCK
Start Date
To be confirmed
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1257619

Your Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our fantastic office based team at Salfords Primary School. We have recently secured a Good rating with Ofsted, which includes 2 areas of Outstanding.

We invite applications from enthusiastic people who would like to be part of our creative and passionate team. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed in advance of application. You will be offered different opportunities to develop your career within a school as we continue to Grow, Learn and Flourish within GLF Schools.

We are looking for a Home School Link Worker to join our growing Ofsted rated 'Good' Primary School. We are looking for someone who will support the families and wider communities of the school, helping to ensure excellent attendance and signposting to local services and support for the wellbeing of the children and wider family networks. 

About Salfords Primary School

At Salfords, we pride ourselves on the commitment and dedication of the entire staff body and we proudly promote our passion and desire to assist in the educational development and enhancement of each and every child within our school.

Our Vision

To become a great school, where children love learning, enjoy school and aspire to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. To be at the heart of our community working with parents to access learning which supports our children to grow, learn and flourish.

Our Values

  • Strive for Excellence
  • Respect for others
  • Have the Courage to try
  • Treat people with Kindness

We believe that everyone learns best when they are happy and we aim to achieve this through our school values of excellence, respect, courage and kindness. We look forward to working with the whole school community as we continue the school’s journey to excellence.

We are looking for individuals that are passionate, enthusiastic and committed to a career within education and childcare. We believe it is essential to treat people equally through equality of opportunity regardless of gender, race, special needs or disability. Learning and Teaching will be differentiated to take account of individual needs by matching it to the appropriate stage of the child’s physical, social and cultural development needs. Every child will benefit from a varied curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner centred on first-hand experience.

As an academy within GLF Schools, we benefit from sharing outstanding resources, and support in every aspect of school life from learning and teaching to staffing and educational expertise. 

What we are looking for

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  •  To be/train to be a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and support accurate record keeping
  •  To liaise with Co- Headteachers, SENCO, teachers and other key staff members to create an appropriate action plan and provide family support
  •  Identify and address the needs of pupils and families who need help to overcome barriers to help support learning and attend conferences.
  •  Support parents to become more resilient and independent in accessing support and participating in school and community life.
  •  To support improvements in attendance and punctuality and develop a strategic approach
  •  Respond to referrals from staff or EWO by meeting with students and parents to discuss the nature of student’s absences and to develop strategies to support improved attendance.
  •  To run supportive parenting groups for vulnerable families.
  •  To develop relationships with, and use the experience of, outside agency
  •  Carry out Early Help Assessments
  •  Carry out home visits
  •  Attend relevant training

Why work at Salfords:

  • A supportive and approachable leadership and management team
  • The opportunity to grow and develop within a growing and expanding school 
  • Good on the job training opportunities 
  • The opportunity to support children in accessing an engaging curriculum 
  • Enhance maternity & sickness entitlement 
  • Recognition of previous school continuous service 

Thrive in a career at GLF Schools.

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.

The Details: 

Salary Range: Specialist £22,500  - £31,000 FTE
Pro-Rata: £7,720.58 pro rata
Hours of Work: 14 hours a week, Flexibilty around the days and times. Term Time 39 weeks plus 1 week (inclusive of INSET days) 
Start Date: ASAP
Closing date: 29th July 2022
Interview date: TBC



Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place

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