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  • Job start date

    1 July 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Term time: 37 hours per week. Other options may be considered

Contract type


Pay scale

N7 (FTE £33,945 - £37,336)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of Byker Primary wish to appoint an Attendance and Welfare officer who has a passion for engaging with families to improve attendance and parental engagement school wide.

The successful candidate will actively endorse and deliver the vision of our school, ‘Children First: Raising standards and transforming lives’, whilst facilitating all children to be successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens through regular attendance.

You will need to demonstrate your commitment to working as part of a highly successful team, the aim of which is to ensure that all children receive outstanding and inspirational educational experiences which help them fulfil their potential through regular attendance to school.

You will work with a range of stakeholders to provide a comprehensive service and seek out new and innovative ways to improve attendance. You will link with Local Authorities’ existing attendance teams and provide additionally, support and advice to the Headteacher and Governing Body surrounding school wide attendance data.

This role will involve supporting staff in schools, ensuring all statutory educational requirements are fulfilled and liaising closely with the Headteacher. You will need to provide regular, detailed, and accurate reports for senior staff, detailing progress against a range of KPIs and plans for further development and improvement.

Ideally you will have experience of working with schools, vulnerable learners and families, but we are happy to offer training to candidates who can demonstrate the right qualities, commitment and enthusiasm to the role. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the ambition and skills to support us in our shared goal of providing an outstanding service to our community.

We are looking for a skilled and effective Attendance and Welfare Officer with enthusiasm and energy who:

  • Is an excellent practitioner.
  • Has an innovative, creative and effective approach to engaging pupils and parents.
  • Is creative and proactive in their approach to Attendance and Welfare.
  • Is an inclusive practitioner with ambitious standards and high expectations for all pupils.
  • Is well organised and highly motivated.
  • Leads by example with integrity, positivity and resilience
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and enjoys working in a team.
  • Has a track record of leading and sustaining school improvement in relation to attendance, working with the Headteacher and other external agencies.
  • Can collate and analyse pupil data and formulate action plans to address weaknesses and accelerate pupil progress through challenge and support of families. Processing pupil daily attendance, including monitoring of unauthorised attendance and late offenders.

What the school offers its staff

A supportive Headteacher and Governing Body

  • A dedicated staff team
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference
  • A highly skilled team of friendly staff to work with
  • High quality support and CPD to ensure that you are successful
  • Happy, enthusiastic children
  • An inclusive and supportive working environment

Further details about the role

  • Short Listing: Monday 3rd June 2024
  • Interviews: Thursday 13th June 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

Byker Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and be successful against a range of other recruitment checks.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@bykerprimary.co.uk

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About Byker Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
455 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

Byker Primary School is a welcoming, friendly school set inside the Byker wall, in the East end of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Children from a range of different cultures and backgrounds are encouraged to do their best and aim high. The school strives to provide a varied and creative approach to learning, where children learn to express themselves and have fun!

Our dedicated team of staff share high expectations for our children to achieve to the best of their abilities, both within the classroom and beyond. We create a love of learning by challenging every child with an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum brought to life by inspiring and innovative teaching and delivered with a passion for teaching and learning. All learners are supported in their journey through school within a happy, stimulating and inclusive environment.

We pride ourselves on the caring ethos that is embedded within our school.

Arranging a visit to Byker Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@bykerprimary.co.uk.

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