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Education Welfare/Attendance Officer – 1 September 2021 (Permanent)  SCP 20 (£25,991 FTE)

The Governors of Beacon Academy are seeking to appoint an ambitious, enthusiastic, highly motivated and inspirational individual to take on the roll of Education Welfare/Attendance Officer at Beacon Academy.

This appointment is permanent, starting in September 2021.

Beacon Academy opened on 1 September 2017 as part of the Wellspring Academy Trust. We are an exciting, expanding, inclusive and dynamic secondary academy which places the student at the heart of our provision. Our distinctive ethos of ‘Human Scale Education’ sets us apart from other schools.

The academy was graded ‘Good’ by OFSTED in March 2020.

Main purpose

We are looking for someone who:

  • Understands the issues that impact on school attendance.
  • Will develop initiatives to promote high attendance and good punctuality.
  • Has the ability to demonstrate both empathy and self-confidence when working with parents.
  • Has the ability to build an excellent rapport with all members of the school and wider community.
  • Will undertake home visits (use of a car is essential).
  • Has good computer skills.

Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who has experience of a similar role within a school. You will be proficient in the use of Excel and be able to generate and analyse spreadsheets extensively. A thorough knowledge of SIMS (or equivalent), its reporting capabilities and spotlighting attendance would be an advantage.

For further information, please contact Mrs T A Farr, Senior Office Manager ( or telephone 01472 328433

Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 28 June 2021

Interviews:  TBC

Application Form: here

Job Description: here

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below:

Any offer of employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks and the successful completion of an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

Wellspring Academy Trust recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty towards safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and, if appropriate, vulnerable adults who participate in

any Trust activities and expects all staff to share this commitment.