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Family Support Practitioner

Family Support Practitioner

Salary: £27,334 - £33,945 FTE / £25262 - £31371 Pro rata (Pay award pending) depending on experience and qualifications

  • 42 weeks per year (term time + inset + 3 weeks during school holidays), 37 hours per week (.9242FTE)
  • Permanent contract

Severn Vale School is an Academy which provides an inclusive secondary education for students aged 11-16, that delivers strong student outcomes through high quality teaching and outstanding pastoral care.  The school is proud of its inclusive credentials and, in an area that has retained selection, subscribe instinctively to the comprehensive ideal. 

We are seeking to recruit a Family Support Practitioner to join our Safeguarding and Pastoral Team to provide support to students and their families experiencing short or long-term difficulties.

The successful applicant will help identified children to overcome environmental challenges, remove barriers to learning and increase their engagement with school. You will be required to build positive relationships with children and their families. As part of the role you will be responsible for case holding identified children and their families. You will work in partnership with young people and their families in identifying needs, required outcomes, developing care and support plans, which are then monitored and reviewed. You will be directed by the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead to process and prioritise cases for children and families, from referrals made by the Safeguarding and Pastoral Teams. As part of the role you will work effectively and collaboratively in partnership with external agencies and organisations, such as Early Help, Children’s Services, Police and Health.

We are seeking to recruit applicants who have an understanding and working knowledge of Safeguarding processes the Gloucestershire Graduated Pathway and Community Support Services. You will work within the daily routines of a mainstream secondary school. The role will include working between the main school site, family homes and through attendance at meetings. The successful applicant you will have experience of working with young people from different ages, genders, cultures, as well as disabilities and sexual orientation, preferably within a secondary school or other educational setting.

You will be well supported in this role by the Assistant Headteacher responsible for Safeguarding and operationally line managed by the school’s Deputy Safeguarding Lead.  In addition we offer a comprehensive staff well-being package which includes:

  • Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Mental Health First Aiders  
  • Funded counselling sessions including regular reflective supervision  
  • In-house menopause support group  
  • Long service awards  
  • Gym membership  
  • Funded flu vaccinations and sight tests  
  • A varied programme of well-being activities and clubs

To apply please complete and return the application form (available from the school website, together with a covering letter, to

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact us or visit the school before making an application. Please contact for details.  

Closing date: 24th June noon

Interview date: 1st July 2024

Start date: 1st September 2024

Severn Vale School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory pre-employment checks.  This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) and are not subject to disclosure to employers on DBS certificates and cannot be taken into account.