We are looking for a hard-working and dedicated candidate to join our outstanding school as a Family Connection Manager.
About Kensington Aldridge Academy
KAA is an 11 – 18 academy situated in the heart of Notting Hill. We opened in brand new buildings in 2014 with just Year 7 and have grown year by year and are now a full school with 1,250 students in Years 7 to 13.
KAA has grown to become one of the top academies in the UK. DfE performance tables show we are in the top 5% of schools nationally in terms of KS5 Progress. Our Ofsted report grades us outstanding in all categories and describes standards as “exceptional”. In 2018 we were awarded TES Secondary School of the Year.
To engage with young people and their families and build a trusted relationship. You will develop an understanding of each young person and their family’s strengths and needs, and support them to make progress in school. You will support the school’s safeguarding and multi-agency work, in particular but not limited to where this is linked to the risk of inclusion.
• To act as a trusted adult and role model in the lives of students and their families
• To coordinate support for students and their families, utilising the wide range of offerings from the school, social sector and local area
• To complete home visits for specific students and have regular meetings with specific students and their families to increase their engagement with school and education
• To provide mentoring and guidance to families to help them support each young person to make progress in school
• To prepare reports to analyse the effectiveness of the support provided and to identify students and families in need of support
• To assist the designated safeguarding lead and the safeguarding team by supporting them in their duties
• To provide support in co-coordinating, monitoring and evaluating any projects set up to support the pastoral needs of pupils in the school.
• To maintain and update actions by Designated Safeguarding Leads
• Liaise with DoL’s/attendance officer/student service regarding attendance and behaviour
• Liaise with external services and ensure relevant appointments are in the calendar/bulletin and provide support in ensuring specific students and their families attend these
• To file all relevant documents and ensure students files are up to date
• To ensure effective communication and attendance for targeted families regarding attendance to Parents’ Evenings, Open Evenings and other key Academy events.
• To organise/be involved in extracurricular activities for target students
• Show a commitment to continuous professional development and further extend knowledge of the FCM role
• This is a new role and responsibilities will evolve over time based on experiences.
• To undertake training and development relevant to the post and in line with the Academy’s priorities.
• To maintain a presence around the school to ensure that the highest standards of behaviour and site-usage are upheld.
• To undertake other related duties which may be required from time to time within a reasonable workload.
• 180 school days, 10 training days (not 5 as you find in most schools) & 5 planning days per year, which include the opportunity for teachers to work from home.
• Two week half term in October.
• Professional development that is of a national standard. In Ofsted’s words: “Staff morale is exceptionally high. Staff enjoy working at the school and benefit from high-quality training. Teachers new to the profession feel very well supported in settling into the school quickly and developing their practice.”
• Free weekly staff wellbeing activities; yoga, circuits, staff choir and art classes etc.
• Discounted membership of the brand new Kensington Leisure Centre.
Download the full candidate pack for more information about this position and the academy.
Please send completed applications to Payal Joshi at email@example.com by 9am on Monday 8th July 2019.
Early applications are encouraged and in the event that the academy is able to fill the vacancy before the deadline, it reserves the right to close the vacancy and won’t review further applications.