Education Welfare Officer, Newham

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Kingsford Community SchoolNewham

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Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 5 (Point 12 - 15, £24,462 - £25,809, pro rata £22,185 - £23,406) - Term Time + 2 Weeks
Contract term: Permanent

Kingsford Community School is a vibrant 11-16 school with a roll of 1500 students and has excellent facilities in all subject areas. The School is committed to high quality inclusive education for students of whom over sixty per cent are multi-lingual. 

The school has achieved a range of nationally accredited awards and is rated by Ofsted as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Behaviour.

Would you like to move your career forward in a friendly environment with eager students and support from an experienced pastoral team? If you are an inspiring, enthusiastic Education Welfare Officer who recognises that the best practitioners always want to improve, we would like to talk to you. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a forward thinking community school. The successful candidate will be working with young people, families and other agencies to identify barriers to good attendance and cause of persistent absence. With experience of working as an Education Welfare Officer or similar role, the successful candidate will promote equality of opportunity for all children, to enable access to an appropriate educational entitlement. The candidate will promote a positive attendance and punctuality culture.

The position is an exciting opportunity for someone with the drive and passion to make an improvement in attendance across the school.

We are looking to appoint someone who: 

• Has experience in dealing with other agencies and carrying out home visits

• Has experience of working with pupils representing a range of abilities and is sensitive to the medical needs of those with Special Educational Needs 

• Able to complete administrative tasks using a range of Microsoft Office formats.

We can offer:

• A committed, supportive and successful team

• Encouragement for professional development, innovation and creativity

Previous experience of a role in an educational setting is desirable. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Kingsford Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in accordance with DFE Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment regulations. The school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For any further enquiries regarding this vacancy, please visit our website http://www.kingsfordschool.org.uk/ or email our recruitment team at: recruitment@kingsford.newham.sch.uk or telephone on 020 7476 4700.

The closing date for receiving completed application forms is 9:00am on Monday 16th September 2019.



More about Kingsford Community School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Kingsford Way, Beckton, London, E6 5JG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7476 4700
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Kingsford Community School, located in Beckton, Newham, is a co-educational secondary school. It is a non-denominational establishment for children aged between 11 and 16 years of age. At present, there are around 1,500 students being educated at the...