Virtual School Learning Advocate, Key Stage 1-3 Transition

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £32,988 - £34,809
Location: Waltham Forest Town Hall
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 35 hours.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 10/07/2022 at 23:59
Reference: Fam/22/200654

Waltham Forest Virtual School Learning Advocate- Key stage 1-3 Transition

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 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, Virtual School Headteacher on

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.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Application Information


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