Family Support Worker, Oxfordshire

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Wykham Park AcademyOxfordshire

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Start date: January/February 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 8 Points 18 - 23 £24,313 - £26,999 (pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Family Support Worker

Scale 8    Points 18 - 23 £24,313 - £26,999 (pro rata)

We seek an excellent Family Support Worker who has the knowledge, experience and passion to make a positive difference to lives and life-chances of our students.  

The post is to start in January /February 2020.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious practitioner, who wants to support the next stage of the development of the campus. You will work with the Welfare Manager and Attendance Officer to support students and their families. 

Our campus is unique. We have two distinct schools and a cross campus sixth form which is in the top 25% of all schools in the country for progress. It is a team and a family of people who are all working together to achieve our mission of preparing our pupils for success in high quality apprenticeships or a place in university. We believe in a set of recognisable and traditional values: honesty; kindness to all others; respect for all; hard work and persistence.

We have very high expectations of all of our staff, but we value them highly, and treat work load very seriously. Our central team at Headquarters in London is highly experienced and knowledgeable and provide and excellent service to all of the schools in the Trust.

What we can offer you: 

  • An unerring focus on the safeguarding and wellbeing of all students and staff
  • A welfare team who achieve outstanding results in every monitoring exercise both internally by the Trust and externally from Ofsted
  • A campus which has just seen its best GCSE results ever and another excellent set of A level results
  • A campus where the sixth form is growing year on year 
  • A skilled and experienced administrative team
  • CPD that starts as soon as you are appointed, with a clear induction programme
  • A beautiful campus situated on the very edge of the Cotswolds, only half an hour from Oxford and an hour from London by train

Who are we looking for? 

  • a kind and calm individual who can quickly foster and sustain positive relationships with adults and young people
  • someone with the ability to act as an advocate, mediator and negotiator for our parents and carers in a range of situations
  • a professional who has an understanding of the community we serve

We would be delighted to show you around our campus in order to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment. 

Please contact spearce@wykhampark-aspirations.org  or ring 01295 251451 to arrange a visit or an informal, confidential discussion with Sylvia Thomas (Principal) about the role.

Deadline for online TES applications 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 16th January 2020.

Interviews to take place during w/b 20th January 2020.



More about Wykham Park Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Ruskin Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9HY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1295 251451
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