Wroxall Primary School

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Family Liaison Officer (FLO)

Wroxall, Isle of Wight

Pay Scale 8 £8,391.61 per annum (Term time only)

Contact: For further information and an application pack please see ‘Vacancies’ on the school website: www.wroxallprimaryschool.co.uk . Please return completed forms to: sbm@wroxallprimary.co.uk

Vacancy Reference: FLO0525

Closing Date: 24/06/2022

 Hours per week: 15 hrs per week (Mornings only)

The governors at Wroxall Primary School are seeking to appoint a Family Liaison Officer to help establish and foster good relationships with parents/carers of children in our school.

There is a possibility of expanding this role to include HLTA classroom cover for the right candidate. This can be discussed further at interview.

Areas of responsibility will include:

  •   Promote and maintain positive and productive relationships between home and school and encourage parental        involvement proactively in the school.
  • · Promote and safeguard the welfare of children, taking on the role of deputy safeguarding lead.
  • · Be able to talk with children either on their request or with agreed consultation with their parents or teacher.
  • · Liaise with members of school staff regarding families/children as necessary and with parent/carer consent.
  • · Work closely with the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, deputy DSLs and Inclusion Lead to ensure the best provision is in place for families.
  • · Work in partnership with the attendance lead to monitor pupil attendance, giving close attention to early identification and prevention of absence and lateness habits.
  • · Share information on practical childcare and parenting skills, identifying need for support including how to meet the emotional and mental health needs of children.
  • · Provide relevant information to parents/carers about the school and signpost local services available to parents, children and families including those provided by education, social care, childcare providers, the voluntary sector and others.
  • · On occasions, undertake home visits to support families.
  • · Lead on Early help assessment for families.
  • · Attend and sometimes lead relevant meetings in school with parents and with external agencies, including social care meetings such as TAF meetings and CIN meetings.
  • · Complete termly monitoring as required and keep records and documentation accurate and updated.
  • · Attend appropriate training and supervision
  • · Network with other Family Liaison Officers in other schools to share good practice.

 Wroxall Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The vacancy is for one year in the first instance.

For further information and an application pack please see ‘Vacancies’ on the school website:

              www.wroxallprimaryschool.co.uk Please return completed forms to:  sbm@wroxallprimary.co.uk    

 

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.


The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services

 Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

     Closing date:  Noon on 24.06.22

     Interviews: Week beginning 27.06.22