SHS Practitioner (primary, Manchester)

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 Rushbrook Primary Academy and Stanley Grove Primary Academy, Gorton, Manchester

5 days a week, term-time only

Starting salary: £18,074 per annum to £19,245 per annum (depending upon experience)

This is an opportunity to work alongside Rushbrook Primary Academy and Stanley Grove 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 in Rushbrook Primary Academy and Stanley Grove Primary Academy to provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable families across the school.

The successful candidate will have experience working in a school environment, delivering learning programmes and 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 1:1 emotional and practical support for families
  • Support families and children transitioning to secondary school.
  • 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

Please see the job description for full details.

To apply, please fill in an application form and send to

For an informal discussion, please contact Nicola Williams 07917 518 972


Closing date for applications: 23:59 pm, 5 November 2019

1st stage interviews: TBC

2nd stage interviews at the school: TBC

Start date: ASAP


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.