Family Liaison Officer, West Sussex

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The Weald Community School and Sixth FormWest Sussex

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Start date: Required as soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Grade 6, Scale points 20-22 (£19,819 - £21,074 pa, pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

25 hours, 5 days per week, term time only plus two weeks

The Weald is an outstanding, high achieving, popular and oversubscribed 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, 10 minutes from Horsham, 35 minutes from Guildford and Brighton, and an hour by train to London. The school has an excellent record of academic and pastoral achievement and we pride ourselves in creating a caring and respectful ethos where every child is important. The school was judged to be ‘Outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted. Progress 8 results consistently place us in the top 10% of schools nationally.

We are looking for a confident, proactive and highly organised individual for this key role at the heart of our high achieving school. Working as part of our Pastoral Team, an important part of the role will be to monitor attendance across the school daily, identify barriers to attending and work with the students and their families to develop a positive ethos and improve attendance at school. We can offer you the chance to work in a supportive, fast moving and exciting school community where the role will be challenging, varied and rewarding.

The successful candidate will:

  • exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, with a warm, professional and approachable manner to all and excellent listening and communication skills, offering sensitivity in complex situations
  • have an understanding of school systems and issues affecting non-school attendance
  • be ICT literate, having good experience using MIS systems, and the ability to analyse data to identify trends and areas of concern
  • have the skills to promote positive links between home and school, engaging with hard to reach families and working with school staff and other agencies to address family needs that impact on students’ attendance and progress at school. 

Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact Kate Truss (Business Manager) if you would like to arrange a visit. An application pack may be downloaded from our website Please note that an application form must be completed for this post and should be returned to

Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 29th October 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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More about The Weald Community School and Sixth Form
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Station Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9RY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1403 787200
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“This is an outstanding school” (Ofsted 2013)

The Weald School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive with around 1,700 students. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of about 320 students. Our students are at the heart of all that we do. The Weald is a warm...