Stainland Road, Greetland, HX4 8LS


01422 372804



Mrs Fiona Gardiner

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Parent Support Worker

Parent Support Worker based at West Vale Primary School

Scale 5, Part-Time 15 hrs per week with a start time prior to school opening of approx. 8.45 a.m. hours are to be arranged flexibly

Temporary in the first instance to 31.08.19


Required as soon as possible a highly efficient, motivated and committed colleague, with a proven track record of working with children and families, to improve outcomes for children, ensuring they are safeguarded at all times. 

The successful candidate will work alongside the Principal and Senior Leadership Team to carry out Safeguarding responsibilities, in accordance with school policy, procedure and the most recent Keeping Children Safe in Education publication. You will also work with teachers and the wider school team to raise attendance levels of targeted families. 

Acting as an initial point of contact for parents with queries, you will offer them practical advice and guidance. At times, you may need to demonstrate resilience and tenacity to effectively challenge families, to bring about improvements for our pupils' welfare, attendance and progress and to support parents to improve their children's behaviour. 

You will need to be adaptable and flexible to fulful the requirements of the post. Your role will include providing support for children and families, representing the school in meetings with parents and other professionals and carrying out a range of administrative tasks associated with safeguarding, welfare and attendance.  Support will be offered from existing staff based across the Trust.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience and good track record supporting children and families, ideally in a school setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents 
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information 
  • Good time management and ability to prioritise tasks, producing quality work whilst under pressure. 
  • Effective organisational ability and accurate record keeping skills. 

About the Trust:

West Vale is part of The Greetland academy trust, the trust always strives to provide an inspirational, positive and welcoming teaching and learning environment where there is a sense of pride and fun and where everyone works together with confidence, enthusiasm and mutual respect.

The Greetland Academy Trust aims to nurture academic, personal, spiritual and social development in a caring and professional manner so that all achieve their full potential and all can reach great heights.

The Greetland Academy Trust – Core Principles:

  • GREAT teaching and learning opportunities for all within the partnership
  • REAL life opportunities to develop an understanding of the wider world
  • ENTHUSE a love of learning and mutual respect
  • ACADEMIC development to nurture potential of all
  • THOROUGH accountability

The Trust employs a Parent Support Worker at The Greetland Academy who will offer support and share practices already in place.

Prospective candidates need to be resourceful, reflective and able to solve problems.   Confident, approachable, committed and patient. Willing to challenge when necessary.  Resilient, well organised and able to meet personal and school deadlines.


Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by telephoning Jayne Firth, Chief Operations Officer at The Greetland Academy Trust on 01422 372893.


The successful applicant would be expected to be supportive of the school’s aims and objectives.

If you are interested in joining our team of committed professionals please return your completed application form by email to Jayne Firth: or alternatively post to the Trust address: The Greetland Academy, School Street, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8JB, marking the envelope ‘FAO Jayne Firth ’.


 Closing date for applications: 16th November (12 noon)

 Interviews:    21st November 2018



 Greetland Academy - Application Form.docDownload
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