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Early Help and Wellbeing Lead

  • Location: Newham
  • Start date: 01 Feb 2019
  • Category: Primary
  • Job reference: PE11088983
  • Branch: London Primary Central East
  • Consultant: Sat Malhi
  • Call: 020 3219 7735
Job description
My client is a 2 form entry Primary School in East Ham which falls in the London Borough of Newham and they are looking for an Early Help and Wellbeing Lead to join them on a Permanent basis from the New Year.

Purpose of the Job:
• To promote full and positive involvement, participation and inclusion of pupils and families identified as vulnerable.
• To work with school staff and outside agencies to provide early help where needed - promoting children's wellbeing.

Reports to: Executive Headteacher & Head of School

Early Help & Welfare
• To be a visible point of contact and go-to' person for children and parents in relation to pupil behaviour and barriers to learning.
• To liaise with the SENDCo, Safeguarding Team, Learning Mentors and outside agencies to provide support to pupils.
• To attend training that is identified as essential professional development.
• To work alongside staff such as Learning Mentors and Family Support Workers to ensure appropriate support and action plans are in place for key children.
• To review and evaluate interventions to ensure pupils are making good or better progress.
• To participate fully in the Easter and Summer Schools programme.
• To be the HeadStart lead within the school.

Attendance, Punctuality and School Engagement
• To liaise with the School's attendance and LBN's Attendance Management team regarding attendance and punctuality issues.
• To chair Team-Around-School meetings in conjunction with the LA's Early Help Team.
• To interrogate attendance data of vulnerable groups, i.e. Pupil Premium pupils, Looked After pupils, children with CP or CIN plans and SEND pupils.
• To analyse reasons for absence, compare performance with other schools locally and nationally and monitor trends.
• To be aware of up-to-date guidance and best practice.
• To ensure cases that may require legal action are referred promptly to the Local Authority to make a decision about whether court action is appropriate and if a Penalty Notice should be issued.
• To work collaboratively with the attendance officer to monitor and analyse the effectiveness of interventions and activity to improve attendance (whole-school and individual).
• To be fully aware of child protection issues when working with families and be able to implement safeguarding procedures as appropriate.
• To actively participate in supervision and training as requested by line manager.
• To ensure that work plans and progress is communicated both to managers and other colleagues.
• To undertake any other duties that are in-line with the purpose and grade of the post as may be required from time to time.

Mid-phase Admissions
• To work alongside School leaders and Learning Mentors in ensuring that pupils who have joined the school as mid-phase arrivals settle quickly.
• To ensure that vulnerable children are identified, that information is shared appropriately - ensuring seamless transition with intervention if appropriate.
• To provide a warm welcome for children and their parents/carers who arrive mid-phase.
• To conduct welcome interviews and ensure relevant exchange of information takes place for targeted children.
• To provide children and families with effective multilingual information about the school, the curriculum and the local area.
• To ensure that information about mid-phase arrivals is effectively communicated to teachers.
• To develop effective on-going communication with children and families.
• To attend in-service training to support professional development needs identified by self and school management.

• To take on the role of a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) with the focus on Early Help.
• To oversee multi-agency requests and reports sent to and from the school.
• To attend and participate in regular child protection, vulnerable pupil and CIN meetings.
• To support children (and their families) who are on the Child Protection and CIN registers.
• To partner with third parties on safeguarding matters.
• To attend training and maintain updated knowledge on safeguarding - disseminating
• To report to the Leadership Team and advise on courses of action, updates and changes to policy.

• To undertake any other areas of responsibility/tasks, which are deemed to be appropriate to the role as delegated by the Executive Headteacher.
• To have full awareness and understanding of school policies relating to Equal Opportunities and to ensure working practice complies with expectations of these policies.
• To contribute to the school ethos, aims and values.
• To participate in training, other professional development opportunities.

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