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Attendance and School Administrative Officer

Welling School, Welling, Kent

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Scale 5 (NJC 22-25). Actual annual salary £20,598

Job summary

Attendance and School Administrative Officer

Maternity Cover 1 year fixed term contract, 36 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year

Start date: As soon as possible

Pay Scale: Scale 5 (NJC 22-25). Actual annual salary £20,598

Reporting to: Finance and Office Manager

Welling School is part of TKAT (The Kemnal Academies Trust) which is one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in South East England with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT family.

Our ultimate aim is to ensure we drive education in standards through the provision of outstanding teaching, leadership and learning for all. The Welling School values are, to be:

About us

Welling School, located in the Borough of Bexley, is an 11-18, mixed Academy with a Visual Arts Specialism. The school was completely redesigned and rebuilt in 2005 and became an Academy in 2011. See our website for further information about the school

The Role
To provide a high quality, efficient and effective administrative service to the school.To work as part of the admin support team to meet the needs of the school.

Key Responsibilities
To cary out the administrative function relating to all aspects of student attendance

To use all management information systems to fulfil the requirements of the school
attendance officer function.

To work as directed by the Finance and Office Manager within a team in areas of School reception and administration, attendance, reprographics , finance and first aid.

To undertake all administrative responsibilities related to the role and to carry out any other tasks required for the effective operation of the school, commensurate to the grade, as requested by the Finance and Office Manager.

All staff in school will be expected to accept reasonable flexibility in working arrangements and the allocation of duties including duties normally allocated to posts at a lower responsibility level, in pursuance of raising pupil achievement and effective team working, to ensure the operational needs of the school are met.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Expectations

Focuses their time and efforts on issues that will have the greatest impact on agreed objectives.
To complete tasks and utilise time effectively so that coverage meets school needs and overlap is minimised.
To work collaboratively to provide a professional and positive view of the school that is outward facing.
Recognises when colleagues are under pressure and works within teams and across boundaries to share knowledge and achieve results.
To promote the School’s values and ethos and to work in accordance with the school’s Code of Conduct and all other school policies.
Commitment to highest standards of child protection and safeguarding. Maintain appropriate confidentiality and adhere to General Data Protection Regulations.
To have appropriate qualifications and experience of working in a similar role or within a school setting.
To have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. To have excellent computer literacy skills
To have the ability to time manage and prioritise tasks effectively in a busy office and school environment. To have integrity, optimism and resilience.
To have the ability to adapt, be flexible, stay calm under pressure
in a changing environment.
To be able to develop good working relationships with staff and students to promote high standards.
To ensure that the use of IT equipment, that is provided by the Trust or academy as part of their normal duties, are not used for their own private use or gain.

GCSE grade C or above Maths and English ( or equivalent)
Relevant administrative skills
Equal Opportunities
Welling School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.


Welling School is committed to the protection and safety of its students and the successful candidate will be subject to DBS, Bared List and two reference checks as part of the Schools Safeguarding Procedures. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post in accordance with the Immigration Act 2016.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1516 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Welling School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email victoria.edwards@wellingschool-tkat.org

About Welling School

Education can transform people’s lives and at Welling School I am absolutely determined that the students who attend our school will be given the very best opportunities to excel. Our new vision is to educate outward-looking learners who will thrive in their own lives and contribute to making the world a better place.

This means that we firmly believe that the purpose of education is twofold. We want all our learners to achieve academic success and have access to a varied co-curricular syllabus in order for them to complete their educational journey. Students can only achieve this if they feel happy and are provided with a caring environment in which the talents of different individuals are respected and encouraged to flourish. Our educational philosophy is focused around the values we want all our students to acquire before taking their place in the adult world. This is why we strive for:

Students who are ambitious
Students who are kind
Students who are active

In summary, an education is so much more than just good examination results. We aim to support and inspire all our learners, irrespective of ability, to be the best they can be in every single way. Learners at Welling School also benefit from outstanding facilities. In 2005 the school was rebuilt and the school continues to make improvements. This summer the practical food rooms were renovated. Our other excellent facilities include: specialist classrooms; sports hall; all-weather sports pitch; dance studio, drama studios, Apple Mac computer rooms, recording studio, art gallery, library and a designated 6th Form Centre.

School location

Elsa Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1LB

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