Virtual School Learning Advocate- Primary Phase
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: SP/22/212043
  • Published: Tue 20/09/2022, 16:19 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/10/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,418 - £34,209
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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Virtual School Learning Advocate- Primary Phase

Waltham Forest Virtual School Learning Advocate- Primary Phase

Salary Scale: SO2

In the London Borough of Waltham Forest, we take equality and inclusion seriously and are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and difference and is a true reflection of the diverse communities of Waltham Forest. We are committed to fostering an environment that empowers our workforce and gives them the freedom to bring their authentic self to work to provide excellent services to all.

Children are at the core of the Council’s vision and strategy, with the well-being of children taking top priority.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Primary Phase Specialist Virtual School Learning Advocate to join our multi-disciplinary team.  This is a varied role and requires an innovative approach to delivering the service going forward.  The successful applicant will be responsible for monitoring, tracking and intervention to raise attainment and progress for children in the care of Waltham Forest.  They will work as part of an integrated approach with Corporate Parenting teams and partners in other services and the community.  The successful applicant will report to the Virtual School Deputy Headteacher

You will have:

  • A qualification at minimum Level 2 in English and Mathematics and be educated to Level 3 overall.
  • At least 3 years experience of working with vulnerable children in an education setting
  • Relevant experience of the educational phase or Key Stage specified for the post
  • A good understanding of the issues facing children in care
  • Experience of designing, implementing and evaluating strategies to improve outcomes
  • High aspirations for all children
  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to children in care and a good awareness of the latest national political picture
  • The ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders within educational settings, the community and local authorities
  • Excellent communication and time management skills, with an ability to prioritise competing deadlines
  • An ability to lead the conversation around individual children’s achievement and ensure that their education is prioritised.

If you join us we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to be part of a team committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable children
  • The opportunity to develop practice and contribute to policy development across disciplines
  • Professional development and supervision

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

For general enquiries please email Fay Blyth and David Aizenberg, Virtual School Headteachers at

Waltham Forest and its partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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