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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    4 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year in the first instance

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,369 - £24,496 FTE

Pay scale

Grade 4

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role will involve contacting families regarding attendance, supporting parents and students and home visits so you will need to establish and maintain good, positive working relationships with all students, parents, colleagues and other professionals. Information relating to student attendance and punctuality is confidential; it is important that none of this information is disclosed to any unauthorised person and that is dealt with discreetly and with integrity.

Duties will include:

  • Receiving and recording daily student absence calls in an efficient and timely manner as safeguarding underpins all we do in our daily practice
  • Follow up student absences and lateness by telephone or other means on a daily basis with guidance from relevant colleagues as well as making appropriate referrals where necessary i.e. reporting welfare concerns to the Head of Year
  • Running attendance and behaviour reports from SIMS.net
  • Conduct home visits for identified students according to absence patterns

What the school offers its staff

Mercia Learning Trust, one of the most successful Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region is a local and ambitious Trust that is dedicated to improving the life chances and careers of its students and those professionals working within it. The Trust changes the lives of over 3000 children and young people in Sheffield and is continuing to grow.

Newfield School is part of the Mercia Learning Trust and is a valued partner and driving force within the Trust. The students and staff of our school are brave, proud, work very hard and take advantage of the variety of opportunities that are available to them.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Newfield Secondary School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1041 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to Newfield Secondary School

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

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