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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,807.00 - £21,512.00 Annually (Actual)

Attendance & Welfare Officer job summary

About us

The Ferrars Academy is a very popular, successful and well resourced academy with a well established and supportive leadership team; rated Good by Ofsted, we pride ourselves on delivering excellence in education, for our infant and nursery children. We are located in Luton on the Luton/Dunstable border, close to the M1, A5 link roads and the L&D hospital. Our 3 form entry school has children who are well behaved and learn in a vibrant and friendly environment.

About the job

We are looking to appoint someone to work in our busy school office. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure; be well organised with excellent IT Skills and will need to have the ability to respond well to unexpected changes on a daily basis.

Duties are wide and varied and include: monitoring attendance and pupil absences, preparing reports, liaising with education and medical professionals, administering and co-ordinating first aid and medical arrangements/general welfare of the children, providing general administration and clerical assistance.

This is a permanent position, starting in September 2024.

Term time plus 5 INSET days and 3 additional days during school holidays.

Working hours: Monday 8:30am - 4:00pm, Tuesday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (37 hours per week)

About you

A team player, you will have a good level of spoken and written English, be a confident communicator; providing front line representation of the Academy both face to face and by answering calls and taking enquiries. You will need to be able to deal politely and tactfully with a wide range of people and have sound verbal reasoning skills. You will need to have an excellent attention to detail ensuring accuracy at all times. You will be proficient with the use of email and Microsoft Windows packages and be willing to learn internal processes and administrative online systems; you will need to be comfortable juggling many different requests and show a keen interest in playing a full part in the life of our school community.

So if this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application.

We can offer you

We can offer you a vibrant and friendly environment with well-behaved children. We have very friendly and welcoming staff and a supportive leadership team. We offer a range of staff benefits and incentives, including discounted wrap around care fees and subsidised school lunches.

Quotes from our current staff members

“The academy allows me time off to watch my own children’s performances”

“As a new member of staff, I felt welcomed and supported”

“Ferrars offers a friendly, family working environment”

Additional information:

Applicants for this public facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse and provide effective help or advice in fluently spoken English.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

CV's and Personal statements are not accepted for any posts based in schools.

Please ensure that references include your most recent employer and that the contact email is their professional NOT their personal email address.

Successful applicants may be called to interview before the closing date and as such the advert may be withdrawn earlier than stated so early applications are encouraged.

Interview date: TBC

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office to book an appointment.

The Ferrars Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the wellbeing of all our staff.

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 The Ferrars Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
335 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7

School location

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