Community Engagement & Family Support Officer
37 hours per week / 41 weeks per year
£23541 – £25991 (pro-rata)
Forge Valley School is an 11-18 Academy sponsored by Tapton School Academy Trust. Our school ethos is founded on the principal that ambition and endeavour are key components in achieving success. Currently serving around 1300 pupils, our new, purpose-built learning environment has excellent facilities to help us deliver our curriculum.
We are seeking to appoint a Community Engagement and Family Support Officer to work within our dedicated Attendance / Pastoral Team. The postholder will support pupils and parents to help improve levels of attendance, in particular pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The successful candidate will be required to develop an understanding of the reasons behind poor attendance; implementing strategies to improve attitudes towards the school.
The postholder will work closely with the schools Attendance & Behaviour Manager, assisting in the support of pupils in relation to attendance, as part of our SEMH support. The postholder will also support the completion of MAST/CYT/SEMH Hub referrals and FCAF documents.
The successful applicant must have the emotional intelligence required to build effective and positive relationships with both pupils and parents. We are looking for a good communicator who will be totally committed to the welfare of our pupils.
We can offer you:
• first class continuing professional development opportunities
• a modern, £27 million, state of the art working environment
• access to an on-site gym which is free to staff members
Forge Valley is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
For further information, to visit the school or to request an application pack, please contact:-
Lorna Jennings – PA to Headteacher
Forge Valley School, Wood Lane, Sheffield, S6 5HG
Telephone: 0114 234 8805
PLEASE NOTE ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE FORGE VALLEY APPLICATION FORM AND SUBMITTED TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE
Closing date: 18th April 2021
Interview Date - TBC
Forge Valley School