SHS Practitioner, Islington (5 days a week, term-time)

School-Home Support 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 – based in Islington: St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, St John’s Upper Holloway CE Primary School and Ashmount Primary

Full time, 5 days a week (term time only)
Fixed term contract for 1 year initially
Salary range starting from: £20,574 pa

This is an opportunity to support children and families in Islington to improve attendance, aspirations and welfare. The practitioner will work with pupils across three Islington primary schools who have issues with attendance and punctuality. The practitioner will engage pupils and their families to identify and resolve issues affecting the pupil’s attendance. The role will include working with the whole family to tackle issues which are causing poor attendance and behaviour, helping parents to become more engaged with their child’s learning and engaging parents in family learning.

Successful candidates will have experience working in a school environment, using SIMS to track and report on attendance and strong abilities in engaging challenging children and their parents. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of our established teams.

Duties of the role:
● Engage with targeted families, deliver practical and emotional support
● Analyse attendance data and identify referrals in liaison with schools
● Undertake work supporting improved attendance across the school
● Engage parents in the playground, raising profile and awareness of support available
● Encourage parental engagement in children’s learning
● Conduct home visits and welfare checks where necessary
● Support wider parental engagement in school
● Liaise and signpost with other services where appropriate
● Support the school’s safeguarding processes
● Provide termly reports for funding partners, schools and SHS.

Please see the job description for more information.

Download an application form here.

For an informal chat, please contact Seonaid Weightman on 0207 426 5000

Closing date for applications is 23:59pm, Sunday 28 April 2019
1st stage interviews: TBC
2nd stage interviews at the school: 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. The role
above is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

SHS Equality and Diversity Monitoring Survey 2019
School Home Support (SHS) is committed to promoting equality and diversity in every aspect of our work. We aim to ensure that our services and policies are free from any form of discrimination and are fair to all, irrespective of race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief. You are asked, but not obliged, to complete this survey. The survey is anonymous and the information will be collated and analysed by external consultants, HRSP.


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