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Family Engagement Worker

The Wellington AcademyWiltshire

20 hours a week – Term Time only 08.00-12.00pm each day.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within The Wellington Academy, for a Family Engagement Worker. 

Why Choose us?

The Wellington Academy opened in 2009 to serve Tidworth, Ludgershall and the surrounding area: an area with a significant military presence. Consequently, we are proud to educate a large number of children from service families and with the growing super-garrison based on Salisbury Plain we expect our numbers to continue to rise.

The Wellington Academy joined the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust on 1 April 2020 and are following their approach to teaching. By joining the Trust, it brings a whole wealth of exciting CPD opportunities.

Main Responsibilities:  

  • To build and maintain relationships that develops and enhances students’ academic, personal, and social education. 
  • Have responsibility for monitoring the attendance of the most vulnerable students. 
  • Have daily communication via telephone and/or email with Parents/Carers. of those vulnerable students who are not attending school. 
  • Have face-to-face meetings with students and parents to support, challenge, and monitor attendance, including carrying out home visits when required.  
  • Contact home and speak where possible with parents to discuss reasons why student has arrived late to school. 
  • In the case of persistent lateness invite parents to attend school to discuss and formulate a plan. 
  • Liaise with outside agencies and contribute to multi-agency meetings.  
  • Signpost parents to external agencies for additional support where appropriate. 
  • Ensure up to date record keeping and reviewing of all interventions for students who with low attendance. 
  • Recognise, reward, praise and promote student success wherever possible.  
  • Such other duties as may be commensurate with the nature of the post. 
  • Follow Department for Education (DfE) statutory guidance at all times. This currently includes but is not limited to:  
  • School attendance – Guidance for maintained schools, academies, independent schools, and local authorities.

WHAT WE OFFER: 

  • Flexible, term-time hours 
  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected group of schools 
  • Good opportunities for personal and career development. 
  • Pension Scheme. 
  • Employee benefits, retail & gym discounts. 
  • Free access to employee assistance programme. 
  • As a Mindful Employer we also support positive mental health.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE 

  • Considerable experience of working in one or more of: 
  • Working with children, young people and families. 
  • Teacher with pastoral experience or work in a comparable profession. 
  • Education welfare work. 
  • Social work. 
  • Working in education setting. 
  • Having worked with vulnerable pupils (desirable).

Deadline: 14 January 2022

Interview January 2022

Safeguarding Statement:

The Wellington Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Please note:  Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children then at least one referee must be from this employment regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

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