Family Support Worker

Start Date:
September 2022
Interview Date:
Pay Scale:
FET Range F / £28,202 to £35,767
leycroft: Leycroft Academy
Contract Type:
Permanent, All Year Round, 36.5 Hours
Closing Date for Applications:
15/08/2022 9:00 am

Forward Education Trust is a growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midlands area.  An exciting opportunity has arisen to support the Trust in individual schools through the critical new role of Family Support Worker.

Leycroft Academy officially opened on 1st September 2021, following de-amalgamation having previously been part of Brays School over two sites. Leycroft specialises in the education of primary-aged pupils with a diagnosis of Autism, and other complex needs such as ADHD and behaviour that may challenge. The school has high standards of teaching and learning and is committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve their full potential.

Our Family Support Worker will support the school in raising achievement, aspirations, and opportunities for our pupils, by working with students and their families in providing support, advice and interventions. Targeting individual support, giving advice, and signposting families to access universal and individually focused services can help to settle and stabilize the family unit, so that students attend school regularly enabling school staff to engage them with learning as well as care and well-being strategies to achieve positive development and outcomes. Maintaining professional boundaries while fostering close working relationships is at the cornerstone of this role.

These roles in our schools are a pivotal development role, so we are looking to appoint well-qualified and experienced candidates who aspire to outstanding care and safeguarding standards. This is an active and visible role in each school requiring excellent relationship skills. Working with the school Leadership Team, colleagues across the Trust in similar roles as well as the Trust Central Team, the post holder will be expected to positively contribute to strategic direction. In return we will provide them with a competitive salary, a supportive team culture and ongoing professional development.

We also offer sector competitive pay, a 24/7 employee support helpline, access to Forward Fusion – our rewards and wellbeing platform, as well as working with a supportive team in a friendly and inclusive working environment.


To apply, please complete an application form and email it to

The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date. Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

Please note that only fully completed Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.

If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted. The successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

 Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos.