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Job details
Employer Riverside Primary School
Location Barking and Dagenham
Salary APT & C Scale 6 (currently under review)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Leadership and management:

· To maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times.

· To support with the delivery of staff training regarding in relation to Safeguarding

· To lead and manage lunch time supervision, including Midday Assistants.

· To lead and mentor school apprentices and new members of Support Staff.


· working with school staff to select pupils for mentoring

· supporting under-performing pupils inside and outside of the classroom

· agreeing and writing action plans for under-performing pupils

· aiding pupils with the transition between key stages.

· helping pupils to increase their confidence and self-esteem by listening to them and devising appropriate strategies

· to work with pupils experiencing health, social emotional and behavioural difficulties and/or at risk of social exclusion/disaffection and their families so they can participate fully in home and school activities in order to achieve their full potential. 

· to promote good attendance of pupils at school to enable them to learn effectively 

· take appropriate action to tackle disaffection and to promote attendance at school by providing advice, support and information to parents, pupils or teachers. 

· To provide support in co-coordinating, monitoring and evaluating any projects set up to support the pastoral needs of pupils in the school.


· liaising with schools, teachers, social workers and educational psychologists and making referrals where appropriate

· Provide pastoral and first aid care to pupils to ensure their health and safety within the school

· To work in collaboration with the Inclusion Leader and the Education Welfare Officer to promote parent partnership and the welfare of all identified pupils. 

· To implement the school’s Child Protection & Safeguarding policy and procedures. 

· Encourage good practice by promoting and championing the child protection policy and procedures

· Respond appropriately to disclosures or concerns which relate to the well-being of a child including being the main point of referral for Family Contact Point within Children’s Social Care

· Act as a source of support, advice and expertise to staff on matters of safety and safeguarding and when deciding whether to make a referral by liaising with relevant agencies

· To be the school’s lead professional in attending Child in Need (CIN), Initial Child Protection Conferences (ICPC), and Core Groups.

· To be the school’s lead professional in representation as part of multi-agency strategy calls 

· To support the Head of School with termly, annual reporting of matters relating to Safeguarding.

· To work directly with children in need and their families in the community in order to promote, strengthen and develop the potential of parents/carers and their children in order to prevent children becoming looked after and/or suffering significant harm

· To maintain accurate, confidential and up-to-date documentation on all cases of safeguarding and child protection including the school’s confidential filing record. 

· Ensure SIMS is updated with registering and de-registering CP pupils Accountability

Teaching and Learning:

· Secure and sustain effective teaching in small groups and for individuals. 

· Ensure robust tracking systems are in place so that the progress of students and the impact of some interventions can be measured.

· Be a role model for effective differentiation and collaborate with support staff when planning programmes of intervention. 

· Have oversight of confidential file transfer to and from other education providers

Community Cohesion:

· making home visits to talk to parents about issues and to offer advice about strategies to deal with problems

· organising and running drop-in sessions for parents

· To work with families, accessing resources, to help increase their involvement in the education and welfare of their children. 

· Support families by promoting links between the home, school and other relevant community and statutory resources so that children, who are currently experiencing health, social, emotional or behavioural difficulties benefit.

· To provide advice and support to parents/carers/families in order to promote the parent/school partnership

General Duties:

· To adhere to the Schools’ policies as outline in the staff handbook. 

· To undertake health and safety duties commensurate with the post and/or as detailed in the school health and safety policy.

· To complete Continued Professional Development as identified via the Appraisal process. 

· To work in accordance to the schools equality policy.

The above duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out such other appropriate duties as may be required by the Head of school within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder.