SHS Practitioner – Forest Gate Community School

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 – Forest Gate Community School 5 days a week, term time only

This post is for six months: from 4th January 2021 to  July 2021 (with potential to extend)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues the demand for family support has also risen. It is of paramount importance to School Home Support to continue supporting families to minimize negative consequences for children and families. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many families and there is much more to be done to help ensure every child is in school or supported back to school and ready to learn.

The post-holder will be based at Forest Gate Community School within their family support service. The post-holder will work closely with school staff and other agencies to form a team around the child approach to meeting needs. The post-holder will be involved in multi-agency meetings, such as Core Group,  CIN, TAF and Child Protection Conferences. The post-holder will work with other agencies to improve attendance and parental engagement. The post-holder will deliver a programme of casework and other activities to promote educational outcomes for disadvantaged children and families.  The post-holder will need to be persistent, resilient and tenacious.

This is an opportunity for the successful candidate, who will have extensive experience of engaging children and their families and a confident ability to form professional partnerships. 

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 Sarah Harris 07811995493

Salary range: £22,901 – £25,211 per annum – depending on experience

Closing date for applications is Midnight Sunday 6th December 2020

Interview via Google Meets:  Tuesday 8th December 2020

Second Stage Interview with the School: 9th/10th December 2020  (TBC)


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. These roles are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.