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Student Welfare Officer

Harris Academy PeckhamSouthwark

We are looking for a Student Welfare Officer to join our strong and supportive team at Harris Academy Peckham.

Your opportunity

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • To maintain the register of vulnerable students
  • To organise meetings as appropriate for vulnerable students ensuring all external agencies and relevant staff are invited, preparing paperwork and taking minutes where required
  • To assist in home visits as appropriate
  • To administer correspondence and  collate information for students who are attending respite or off-site provision
  • To maintain the register and tracking systems for students on PSP
  • To ensure the smooth running of the student information centre (SIC), ensuring support for students has a positive impact on raising achievement
  • To communicate effectively with all external agencies 
  • To manage the appointments for external services to meet with students and families
  • To ensure effective communication/consultation as appropriate with the parents of students
  • To provide and maintain communication links with medical, social and other external agencies
  • To prepare reports and maintain records relating to student referrals and subsequent counselling or support
  • To represent the academy at case conferences
  • To cover for the Attendance Manager in his/her absence

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Academy Peckham, in one of our other 49 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualifications to degree standard or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software and CMIS systems
  • Knowledge of SEN, including a basic knowledge of a range of special needs terms and their meanings
  • Knowledge of the range of agencies that work with students and their families
  • Knowledge of many of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Three years’ experience of working in an inner city school or educational establishment
  • Experience of setting up multi agency meetings, taking and circulating minutes as appropriate.
  • Experience of managing SEN administration
  • Experience of working with young people with learning needs and with challenging behaviour

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Why work at Harris Academy Peckham?

  • A place where all flourish, all feel valued and where achievement is the key to success.
  • An opportunity to join an ambitious academy at the heart of the local community, working with experienced and inspirational leaders towards an outstanding future.
  • The combination of the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching.
  • Generous Harris benefits package and excellent opportunities for personal and professional development.

About Harris Academy Peckham

Our vision at Harris Academy Peckham is to ensure every child achieves excellence in all aspects of academy life. We have high aspirations, both in terms of academic standards and personal development, in order to prepare students for the demands of the 21st century global workplace. We expect every child to excel, and will provide the necessary challenge and support to make this happen.  We give our students as many opportunities as possible. No matter what their ability, we want them to learn and experience as much as they can during their time at the Academy. We offer a full, broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring students of all academic abilities enjoy learning. Each student is given the individual care and attention they need to thrive and make maximum progress. This means that, alongside a strong academic education, we also ensure a strong welfare and personal development team is on hand to support our students every step of the way.

Next Steps

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

Find out more about Our Benefits

Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Read our Diversity and Equality Notice

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