Education Welfare and Attendance Officer

Expiring today

Recruiter
The Telford Langley School
Location
Telford, Shropshire
Salary
37hrs + 1-week Scale 6, point 18-22: £21,583- £24,281
Posted
18 Dec 2020
Closes
15 Jan 2021
Contact
Michelle Whittaker
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Education Welfare and Attendance Officer

37hrs + 1-week Scale 6, point 18-22: £21,583- £24,281

Required from as soon as possible.

An exciting opportunity has become available at our state-of-the-art schools. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and experienced Education Welfare and Attendance Officer. This role is unique as it has dual responsibility over both Telford Park and Telford Langley Schools.

Our ethos of ‘Ensuring Excellence’ is at the forefront of everything that we do. The successful candidate will lead by example and assist the Deputy Head to improve school attendance through the effective working with students, families, pastoral support teams and other agencies, analysing data to guide interventions and evaluating their impact.

The primary function is to support schools and parents in promoting good attendance and in providing an effective response to pupils whom have difficulties in attending school. To work within allocated schools and meet with parents, pupils & members of staff to identify concerns and agree the action to be undertaken.

Applicants must have experience of working with children, young people and families in an education, social work or police environment.

Applicants must have:

  • Several years’ experience working in a relevant discipline in a learning environment
  • Experience of working with children of relevant age
  • Experience of working with students with additional needs particularly social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Experience of working with teenagers and adults in difficult circumstances
  • Own transport required

We will offer you:

  • An extensive CPD programme to nurture and develop your talents at all levels,
  • A professional, hard-working and supportive team that works together to create a welcoming, vibrant learning culture inclusive to all,
  • Access to a network of successful schools to share best practice and develop career prospects at the highest level.

Our belief is that every child really does matter and that all of our students should feel engaged, challenged and supported in an environment where they can experience success and enjoy their learning.

CLOSING DATE: 9.00am, Friday, 15th January 2021.

Completed application forms should be sent by email to: michelle.whittaker@taw.org.uk.

Community Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the standards which flows from Community Academies Trust vision and values. Due to the current COVID 19 outbreak we are adding supplementary measures to our safeguarding protocols. As such, a third reference is required, and all references will be taken up prior to interview.

The role 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. 

Community Academies Trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Community Academies Trust Company Registration No. 0747273-6

We are busily planning ahead for the forthcoming new year and are excited about welcoming new staff to come and join us. In place of academy-based interviews, we have set up systems to ensure that alternative options are still available via skype/video conferencing wherever possible. Every effort will be made to try to accommodate any specific requirements so that no-one is at a disadvantage.

Whilst we would usually welcome you to visit our school, the current situation means it is not possible for you to do so. However, if you would like someone to talk to you via phone or video link, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Whittaker via email. She will put you in contact with the most relevant member of staff to provide with the information you require.

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