Forestdale Primary School


Forestdale is a successful and popular two form entry primary school located in a residential area of South Croydon, with superb outside facilities and good transport links nearby.   Forestdale has a reputation for high standards and a sense of community. 

Home School Support Worker 

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form


Hours of work:-             14 hours (2 days per week negotiable)


Grade range:-               Grade 6 scale point 18-20  (£28,470 - £29,502) pro rata


Responsible for:-           Children’s welfare and parent support




Able to work with colleagues, teachers, pupils and their families to raise standards of achievement, in particular, pupils facing barriers to their learning.  The successful applicant will have experience of providing support to families to enable children to achieve their full potential.  Experience of working with vulnerable families and children within a school environment is essential.




To liaise closely with the school Inclusion Manager and other agencies to help provide an intervention support programme.  To be able to deliver a range of opportunities for parents to engage with the school and their children’s learning including family learning, adult learning and parenting classes.



Closing date for applications:- Monday 10th October 2022 (12 noon)


Short listing on:-            Tuesday 11th October 2022


Interviews:-                    Thursday 13th October 2022


Start date:-                    As soon as possible after interview subject to two references, medical and enhanced DBS clearance.



Visits to the school are welcome by prior arrangement with the School Office (0208 657 0924).

Completed application forms and accompanying person specification should be returned to the School Business Manager, Mrs S Gardner, by post or email,

Forestdale Primary School, Pixton Way, Croydon, CR0 9JE 
Tel: 020 8657 0924 



Forestdale is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.  The school is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, employments checks and valid qualifications.   Please ensure you have read our Privacy Notice.

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