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Family Support Worker


Family Support Worker

Date Posted 20/11/2020
Reference FSW
Service No Subject
Salary £Grade E £25,807 - £31,554 pro-rata)

Job has Expired

Pay Range: Grade E ( £25,807- £31,554 pro-rata)
Position Start Date: January 2021
Contract Type: Full time / Term time
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 4th December 2020

We are looking to appoint a Family Support Worker to work as a core part of our pastoral support team. The successful applicant will:

• have recent and significant experience of multi-agency support mechanisms for schools and families
• understand the needs of pupils supported by the pupil premium
• work with families to address issues such as housing, health and social care involvement and will understand how these impact on pupil progress and welfare
• attend strategy meetings for pupils / families and follow up with strategic intervention
• maintain communication about specific pupils/ families with appropriate named persons in school, and provide detailed records of all meetings and interventions
• provide a signposting support service for families through appropriate channels

The role is a challenging and fulfilling one and will build upon the strong foundations set up by our existing pastoral team. The team report directly to a Deputy Headteacher and is vastly experienced and central to our work in supporting pupils.

To discuss the role further, please contact Ms Amanda Wood (Deputy Headteacher) via email:

Why William Edwards School?

William Edwards is a large, successful, harmonious and thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. Pupil outcomes across the school are historically strong. However, life at William Edwards is about so much more than just GCSE outcomes and we understand and value the importance of pupil-centred education.

Following the school’s most recent inspection in May 2019, Ofsted said that “pupils who spoke to inspectors were effusive about their experience in school” and that “the pastoral system offers high quality support on a daily basis”


This is an exciting time to join SWECET, 2020 has seen the Trust grow to 6 schools with the opening of the new Orsett Heath Academy which will eventually accommodate 1200 pupils. SWECET is a realistic and forward-thinking Trust which genuinely values its workforce.

In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

• Competitive salaries with a defined benefit pension scheme
• Personalised CPD plan supporting your professional development and career progression in an expanding Trust.
• Comprehensive training and development opportunities supported by Thurrock Teaching School
• A health and wellbeing package
• Reduced gym membership at a Trust school
• Relocation package including up to 6 months’ free accommodation
• Two week October half term

Please return your letter of application and completed form to:
HR Department
c/o William Edwards School
Stifford Clays Road
RM16 3NJ

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.