Attendance and Welfare Officer

The Reach Free School, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 8AB

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  • Start date details

    October/November 2022

  • Closing date

    11 October 2022 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    28 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,100 to £22,500

Attendance and Welfare Officer job summary

Attendance and Welfare Officer

Dates: Apply by Tuesday 11th October 2022

Location: Rickmansworth

Contract type: Full Time 

Contract term: Permanent

Salary: Academy Trust Payscale based on skills and experience between £19,100 and £22,500 

Start Date: October/November 2022

The Reach Free School is looking to appoint a caring and supportive individual to be the Attendance and Welfare Officer. 

The Attendance and Welfare Officer is an integral role in the school and has two key areas of responsibility. The first is related to attendance, where you will support pupils in ensuring their attendance meets the school’s expectations. You will build relationships with pupils and their families and communicate with them in all matters relating to attendance. The second part of this role is relating to the welfare of pupils when they are in school and dealing with any medical matters that arise. This requires candidates to have experience of dealing with first aid in a busy environment. The role would suit a person with previous experience of working in a school or with young people. 

In return, we offer:

  • The freedom and flexibility to carry out their role in a positive working environment
  • The opportunity to gain and develop a broad set of skills
  • Competitive salaries, based on skills and experience 
  • A network of outstanding practitioners to collaborate with and learn from

The Reach Free School is a successful and growing secondary Free School, which opened in September 2013. The over-subscribed school is a popular choice for local families. In September 2018 the school moved into a brand new purpose built building right in the heart of the community that it serves.  

If the challenges of working to develop a local school appeal to you, then we would like to hear from you.

Further information is available from our website: www.thereachfreeschool.co.uk

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact The Reach Free School with any questions on 01923 711517 or via email to Mrs S Berman, Headteacher’s PA at sberman@reachfree.co.uk  

Closing date for applications: Apply by Tuesday 11th October 2022

Interviews to take place: October 2022

The Reach Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. In accordance with our Safer Recruitment Policy we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form. The successful applicant must obtain DBS clearance at enhanced level. The school will also carry out a prohibition from teaching check. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of your employment.

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About The Reach Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
684 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01923 711517

The Reach Free School is an 11 to 18 school in Rickmansworth, which serves pupils of all backgrounds and abilities. Opened in September 2013, the school was founded by a group of teachers and local parents in response to a significant demand for more secondary school places in the area.

All involved with the school have high aspirations for our pupils and high expectations of them. As such we expect all pupils to: commit their best efforts to all that they do; support each other to achieve their potential; work with their teachers to exceed their goals; demonstrate exemplary behaviour in all that they do; take pride in their school and its community within its walls and beyond; enjoy learning.

The Reach Free School plays an active role in the community, working with local businesses, supporting local events and providing a hub for local services. Pupils are very much involved in the school’s wider responsibilities, developing skills in leadership and decision making, communication and collaboration and independent, self led learning.

A sense of purpose and responsibility pervades lessons and activities at The Reach Free School and it is important that our pupils recognise their own responsibilities as members of the community. It is this that underpins The Reach Free School’s ethos; Achievement, Community, Enjoyment – ACE.

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