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  • Closing date

    11 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare
  • Other support roles

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: Actual salary £31,916 (39 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Grade 7 (Inner London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced individual to join Harris Academy Bermondsey, overseeing welfare-related duties and attendance data and working with at-risk students.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • An undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of behaviour for learning policies
  • Knowledge of the range of barriers to learning that students face
  • Training in child protection and safeguarding procedures
  • Basic knowledge of first aid (e.g. emergency first aid course)
  • Three years' experience of working in an inner city school or educational establishment in a pastoral capacity
  • Experience of dealing successfully with a range of issues influencing poor attendance
  • Experience of working with staff to ensure excellent standards of attendance and punctuality are maintained
  • Experience of working with families
  • Experience of working with challenging students and parents, and finding ways in which we can meet their needs more successfully

What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Bermondsey is a girls' school with drive and ambition in the heart of London. Our students achieve the very highest standards in their education. Ofsted rated us as Outstanding in every one of their categories in November 2019.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays) for non term-time only employees, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

In this rewarding and varied role, you will:

  • Oversee Educational Welfare across the academy
  • Manage a caseload of ‘at risk' students where attendance falls below 85%, and implement strategies to improve attendance
  • Have responsibility for monitoring the attendance of most vulnerable students at the academy, including Looked after students, those on the child protection register, and children identified as being in need
  • Manage the process of addressing poor attendance across the academy
  • Represent the academy at external meetings e.g. Social Services Case Conferences, Child in Need Meetings, LAC Reviews
  • Line manage the Attendance Officer
  • Liaise with Academy Leadership Group to address any attendance or welfare concerns.
  • Assist with the smooth running of the student information centre (SIC), ensuring support for students has a positive impact on raising achievement
  • Communicate effectively with all external agencies, including possible alternative providers
  • Ensure effective and appropriate communication/consultation with parents through phone, letter and home visits as relevant
  • Liaise with the local authority when cases of poor attendance reach the level of legal intervention, managing the process of evidence sharing and representing the academy at court were necessary
  • Prepare reports and maintain records relating to student referrals and subsequent counselling or support

Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Academy Bermondsey

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
868 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0207 237 9316

Harris Academy Bermondsey is a girls' school in the heart of London with drive and ambition. Ofsted rates us as Outstanding in every category, and we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our young women, ensuring that they have every opportunity to succeed by identifying and nurturing each one's individual talents. Our uncompromising but caring approach to education has put us as one of the highest performing schools nationally for student progress and has led to GCSE results that are above the national average.

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