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Maternity Cover - Fixed Term for 12 months

Hillborough Infant and Nursery School is Ofsted rated Good, with happy, well-behaved pupils who are keen to learn. Following our recent refurbishment programme, we are pleased to offer an enhanced building and a stimulating environment for our children and staff.

About the job


Salary: £22,035 - £24,422 a year
Hours per week: 37, Term time plus 5 days

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and confident person to join our family support and pastoral team who is able to support and work with our families, aiming to improve children’s wellbeing and achievements in school. Child Protection is a shared role with the Headteacher.

About you


The successful applicant will:
•Be able to work as part of an integrated team to ensure improved outcomes for children including improved attendance and engagement in learning;
•Have good knowledge of and commitment to good practice in Safeguarding;
•Have experience of working with external agencies with regards to safeguarding concerns and to ensure all pupils have full access to education opportunities and are able to overcome barriers to learning and participation;
•Have the professional skills and knowledge to develop effective relationships with parents, families, children and other partners;
•Be able to assist in the development and delivery of educational support packages with children and their families in school and in the family home and in other settings as required by the role;
•Be able to work with families in challenging circumstances;
•Have first class communication skills to be able to work with key professionals including the Educational Welfare Officer and Social Services;
•Have the ability to work within agreed guidelines and policies but also under own initiative;
•Have an understanding of the EHA process;
•Be able to represent the school, its families and pupils at various professional meetings ensuring all paperwork is current and correct including those relating to safeguarding procedures;
•Excellent pastoral skills with adults and children;
•Ability to communicate and engage with groups of adults and children;
•Confident IT skills;
•Strong organisational and time management ;
•Ideally have daily use of a car.

If this is you, please come and visit us by contacting the school on 01582 725764 to arrange an appointment.

Closing date: Sunday 2nd December 2018
Interview date: 11th /12th December 2018

Application process


APPLY ONLINE - Supporting Statement Questions are at the bottom of the JD & PS

Additional information


Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.