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Brindishe Green: Family Support Lead


Brindishe Green School, Beacon Road, London, SE13 6EH

Salary: Scale 5 (points 13-15)  £32,205 - £33,204

Hours: 35 per week, 42 weeks, typically 8.30am - 4.30pm

The post is full time and is subject to satisfactory 6 month probation period

We are recruiting for a full time Family Support Lead at Brindishe Green School, a Lewisham Local Authority Primary School, starting on Monday 19th February 2024.

Brindishe Green is a community school where learning together is seen as a very important part of the education that we offer. We are a very friendly team, working in a highly supportive environment where individual differences are welcome and teamwork is highly valued.  The school is arranged on three floors with our youngest children on the ground floor. Though the building might look traditional, we use it in a modern way. Each class uses their own classroom and a range of shared areas outside of this environment depending on the curriculum area or the type of learning in which they are involved. You might imagine this creates a lot of noise as children move around our large building. In fact it doesn’t – Brindishe Green is a very quiet and calm school. Children learn in a calm and considerate way and behave responsibly.

Our flexible approach encourages a feeling of commitment and belonging in our children and their families. Everyone is encouraged to see themselves as part of the whole school, they get to know all members of staff and all members of staff know them. Teaching and support staff work closely together sharing responsibility for making a very organised and educationally stimulating environment, ensuring that resources are well looked after and available. They help all children to behave well and become successful learners.

Structure and organisation are important to us and we have clear procedures and policies for every aspect of school life. These are agreed by staff and governors in consultation with parents and carers and are applied carefully to ensure that Brindishe Green children achieve high standards, are well supported in their learning and develop a strong sense of community and good citizenship.

At Brindishe Green we are looking for applicants who have experience of working with primary school aged children and their families. We are looking for a well-educated, flexible and confident person who is looking for a role in which they can make a real difference to the lives of our children and their families. Knowing our families and how best we can support is the key to making this role a success.

The post involves:

  • Managing the school’s Attendance and Welfare programme
  • Providing pastoral support to pupils and families
  • Supporting the development of pupil voice across the school
  • Designated professional for Child Protection
  • Being responsible for establishing inclusive practice in the school

We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience of working with children and families in a school or educational setting
  • can read and write fluently, have very good spelling and are confident in maths (at least GCSE or equivalent in maths and English)
  • can demonstrate quiet initiative, self-confidence, common sense and maturity
  • use IT confidently

Hither Green, our closest mainline station, is only a few stops from Charing Cross, Waterloo and London Bridge mainline station or a  20 minutes’ walk from Lewisham station

Further Information

Complete an application form and return to These can be found below.

If you would like to visit to look around or have a conversation about the role before applying please phone Rachel Waite, Executive Headteacher on 07508 868726

Please apply by midday on Friday 1st March 2024

Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th March 2024