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Family Liaison Officer / Teaching Assistant
  • Employer: Lime Academy Abbotsmede
  • Reference: LIME-P/21/166544
  • Published: Mon 27/09/2021, 13:10 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 21/10/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Job-Share, Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 34.75 hours per week, TTO + 1 week
  • Salary: £15,000 - £19,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lime Academy Abbotsmede – Kinglsey Road, Peterborough, PE1 5JS , Cambridgeshire

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Family Liaison Officer / Teaching Assistant

Family Liaison Officer / Teaching Assistant (Fixed term contract - 1 year)

Lime Trust is looking for a Family Liaison Officer / Teaching Assistant to join their team.  The Trust consists of 8 schools, 4 special and 4 primary, in Cambridgeshire and North and East London.

Lime Academy Abbotsmede is a two form entry primary school in the centre of Peterborough.  The age range of the pupils attending the setting is 2 years to 11 years as the school has its own Nursery classroom on site.  Lime Academy Abbotsmede is a multicultural setting.  Our pupils come from rich cultural and linguistic backgrounds.  We are very proud to have such a diverse intake of pupils.  We learn so much from each other and it makes the school the vibrant, exciting place that it is.  You can find out more about Lime Academy Abbotsmede and watch a short video showcasing our school on our website:

Vision and values

The Trust’s vision is to provide high quality education for pupils through school-to-school collaboration and Trust direction, high challenge and high support.  All schools in the Trust strive to improve life chances for all and be respected in their local communities.

The Lime Way:

  • Always working to be brilliant
  • Putting children first
  • Setting the standard
  • Building capacity-rich schools

The Values we embed in our schools are:

  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Self-worth
  • Partnership
  • Enjoyment
  • Communication (a voice for all)
  • Trust

The successful candidate

The opportunity has arisen for a dual post that consists of two contracts.  One as a Family Liaison Officer and the other as a Teaching Assistant.  The contracts will be split equally across the week.  We would consider applicants applying as a job share.  We are looking to appoint an efficient and committed member of staff to join our team at Lime Academy Abbotsmede.  The successful candidate will:

  • Have proven experience of dealing with vulnerable families, including excellent interpersonal skills in working with children and young people
  • Have a detailed understanding legislative framework, that particularly affect SEN processes, admissions and exclusions
  • Have good communication skills with a positive and enthusiastic approach
  • Be able to work calmly under pressure
  • Have experience working in a school setting
  • Have an understanding of how to promote positive behaviour
  • Have the ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these

Trust Benefits

The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration, support and development, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.  Benefits include:

  • A welcoming and supportive team
  • Hardworking, motivated, supportive colleagues and leadership teams
  • Employee assistance programme 
  • CPD opportunities, including support with external courses for career development
  • Enhanced maternity leave benefits
  • National pay rates
  • Cycle to work scheme

Post Information

Family Liaison Officer

  • Grade: 8
  • Point: 19 – 24
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week; TTO + 1 week (39 working weeks plus annual leave)
  • Contract type: Fixed term for 1 year

Teaching Assistant

  • Grade: 6
  • Point: 7 – 12
  • Hours: 16.25 hours per week; TTO + 1 week (39 working weeks plus annual leave)
  • Contract type: Fixed term for 1 year

Recruitment timetable

  • Closing date:      Thursday 21 October 2021 at 12pm
  • Shortlisting:       Thursday 21 October 2021
  • Interviews:         w/c Monday 1 November 2021

Visits to our schools are warmly welcomed.  Please contact the school office to arrange a visit.

If you choose to apply for one of the positions only, please indicate which role you are applying for.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check).  References will be taken up before appointment.