Star Primary School
Star Lane, Canning Town, London, E16 4NH
Tel: 020 7476 5336
Community Wellbeing Advocate
PO1 -Term Time + 2 weeks points 37-30 (£32,430 - £34,794 before pro-rata)
Star Primary School is a large three form entry school serving a diverse and multicultural community. We are looking for a passionate and highly skilled professional who can undertake a broad range of community/early help related duties within the school.
The core purpose of this role will be to support existing structures within the school to ensure that every child is accessing the best possible support to make them achieve their potential at school. You will work closely with a very strong and supportive team of leaders, including the Safeguarding Officer, Senco’s, DHT’s and HT.
Purpose of the job:
- To lead the schools Early Help Programme, working closely with other Early Help professionals.
- To help raise standards of achievement and attainment for all pupils, through a focus on excellent attendance, parent partnership and addressing factors which may affect an individual’s progress and well being
- To work in partnership with the Safeguarding Officer, SENCO, the Local Authority AWA, the School Nurse, visiting advisory staff and specialist teachers/therapists
- To work in partnership with parents to support their child’s learning, both as a point of contact for information/signposting, and through providing training, support and advice
- The role has a significant safeguarding responsibility and you will share leadership of the school’s safeguarding professionals
- To support the whole school community in achieving a good sense of wellbeing in support of our creative and holistic curriculum.
You will be:
- outgoing, approachable and vibrant, whilst being sensitive to the needs of the community we serve
- committed to working with children and their families in a supportive and professional way within an educational setting
- pro-active, solution-focussed and resilient to the day-to-day challenges the post will bring
- well-organised and creative, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
- understand how to raise standards and attainment for all pupils through a focus on addressing factors which may affect an individual's progress and well being
- understand how to work in partnership with parents to support their child's learning, both as a point of contact for information and sign-posting, and through providing training and advice
- co-ordinate the school’s procedures and strategies for maintaining good attendance
We can offer you the opportunity to work with fantastic children and an effective and dedicated staff team, with the support of enthusiastic governors and parents. We provide excellent opportunities for furthering your professional development and a chance to make a real difference to our school.
The school is committed to professional development and equality for all staff and will provide a high level of induction and training for new staff members.
Visits to the school are warmly invited. Please make an appointment to meet with the Head Teacher, Lisle Von Buchenroder through the school office.
Visits to the school are warmly invited. Please make an appointment to visit the school through the school office.
Application forms are available from the school website directly or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 06/09/2019
Interviews to be held on w/b 09/09/2019
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.