Preston Park Primary is looking for an experienced Family Liaison Officer to join our team.
We are a thriving four form entry, fully inclusive and diverse community school set in the heart of Wembley, Brent. At Preston Park we are proud to educate children from all over the world, bringing ‘One world under one roof’ for truly inspirational learning experiences. We are committed to ensuring that children achieve excellence, enjoy their time at school and develop into confident, resilient and independent learners. We want every child to leave Preston Park not only with a love of learning that lasts a lifetime, but academically, socially and emotionally prepared for the future.
We provide a safe learning environment where children feel safe - safe to learn, safe to find their voice and safe to grow into exceptional individuals.
The perfect candidate will have previous experience working within a school as a Family Liaison Officer and will be used to carrying out a variety of different duties.
Duties include but are not limited to:
•To encourage an active partnership between children/parents/school by working creatively and positively with parents to achieve maximum involvement in their child’s education.
•To work to maintain positive and productive relationships between home and school.
•To encourage parents to understand the importance of their role in their child’s education.
•To make All Schools policies and practices meaningful to parents.
•To empower parents to have confidence in their own ability to deal with issues that relate to their own children.
•To explore ways of encouraging parents to attend school functions e.g. parent’s evenings, class and celebration assemblies, SATs meetings etc.
•To be a point of contact and a source of information for parents about the range of support agencies which are available to support them as well as signposting.
•To make home visits as and when required.
•To keep accurate records and data which can be used to influence future planning.
•To monitor attendance and punctuality and follow up issues promptly.
The perfect candidate will have:
•The post holder will require an enhanced DBS (carried out by the school) Proficient in using IT systems, including Microsoft Windows and Office packages
•Previous SIMS experience
•GCSE qualification, Grade A-C (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics.
•A significant level of relevant experience of working with families, including parents, pupils and other professionals and agencies.
•Excellent communication both verbal and written
Closing Date: Monday 30th October 2017 @ 11:30am
Interview Date: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Visits to the school are welcome. Please call the school to arrange and ask for Jayashri Varsani. Please note that application is through a application form, CV’s are not accepted. Please email your completed application forms to Jayashri Varsani at the school.