SHS Practitioner – ARCO Academy, a secondary AP (based within Camberwell Leisure Centre SE5)

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 – ARCO Academy, a secondary AP (based within Camberwell Leisure Centre SE5).

5 days a week, Term time plus 4 weeks (to be arrange with your SHS Line Manager)

Starting salary: £22,419 per annum to £24,995 per annum depending upon experience

This is an opportunity to work alongside The ARCO Academy to support children and families to improve issues which are causing poor attendance and behaviour, 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 ideally an AP,  and have strong abilities in engaging challenging young people and their parents. This is a fast paced school environment and the role will require a confident self starter, able to problem solve and hit the ground running.

Duties of the role:

  •  Vulnerable pupils and families.
  • Organise group work for both children and families.
  • Provide 1:1 emotional and practical support for families.
  • Encourage parental engagement in learning.
  • Support YP transitioning from mainstream education into an alternative provision.
  • Undertake work supporting improved attendance.
  • Support wider parental engagement with school.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Collate and utilise data and statistics and produce reports as and when required.

Please see the job description for full details.

To apply for one of these posts, please fill in an application form and send to

For an informal discussion, please contact Nicola Williams on07917 518 972

Closing date for applications: Thursday 20th January

Interviews to be held virtually: Monday 25th January

Second stage interviews will be held either face to face at Arco or virtually (to be confirmed closer to the date): Friday 29th January

Start Date: ASAP

Please note that this advert may close early, you are therefore advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

For Job Description and to apply please go

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.