SHS Practitioner - Stanley Primary School & Westminster Primary Academy

School-Home Support

School-Home Support (SHS) is a dynamic charity working to ensure every child is in school ready to learn. For over 30 years it has been working with children and young people struggling to stay in school due to a wide range of complex issues. We get children and young people back in school ready to learn, whatever it takes.

School-Home Support Practitioner – working across Stanley Primary School and Westminster Primary Academy

Five days a week, term time only

Starting salary: £18,074 per annum to £20,401 per annum depending upon experience

This is an opportunity to work alongside both Stanley Primary School and Westminster Primary Academy to support children and families to improve issues which are causing poor attendance and behaviour, and helping parents to become more engaged with their child’s learning attainment and aspirations. The Practitioner will work with pupils and their families to provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable families across the school.

The successful candidate will have experience working in a school environment, be a motivated creative thinker and have strong abilities in engaging challenging children and their parents.

Duties of the role

  • Provide targeted casework for vulnerable pupils and families
  • Organise group work for both children and families
  • Provide one-to-one emotional and practical support for families
  • Encourage parental engagement in learning
  • Undertake work supporting improved attendance
  • Support wider parental engagement in school
  • Work as part of a team
  • Collate and utilise data and statistics and produce reports for the funder, sometimes at short notice
  • Support families and children transitioning to secondary school

For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Loy on07983 436 034.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 20th April at 9am

Start date: As soon as possible

Read the full job description here. To apply fill in this application form and send it to recruitment@shs.org.uk.

School-Home Support​ ​takes very seriously the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Our safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. All roles above are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.