9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare
  • Other leadership roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Term time: 42.5 hours per week / 39 weeks per annum

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC Range 7: £33,945 - £37,336 (Depending on qualifications and experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for


Minimum of 1 year DSL experience. Working with complex pupils / families

Experience of working with children who present with additional needs and

/or challenging behaviours.

GCSE Maths & English (A-C Grade)

Previous training / experience within a Safeguarding /Attendance role / Social services / Police

Good understanding of attendance protocols.

DSL Training

Very good numeracy and literacy skills

Ongoing professional development within previous roles undertaken

Pertinent experience to all aspects of this varied role; safeguarding, welfare, attendance, families, working closely with external agencies

Significant experience working with children and families at risk and in challenging / complex situations

Working in a systemic way

Intellectual approach to improving set procedures.

Ability to work as part of a team Ability to make decisions.

Experience of successfully dealing with child protection issues.

A high degree of personal, interpersonal, organisational, communication and administrative skills including initiative, diplomacy, influencing, discretion and a professional approach.

IT literate – ability to work with all Microsoft packages, including Teams and OneDrive, as well as safeguarding packages.

Flexible, adaptable and communicates well with the whole school community and all those who interact with us.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Self-motivated and able to complete tasks despite daily distraction.

Ability to solve problems within area of work.

Good time management, ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

Understands GDPR

High degree of professional autonomy.

Committed to equality of opportunity.

Understands and gets on well with all types of people and able to win their trust and respect.

Ability to work under pressure, whilst meeting deadlines

Accurate, pays attention to detail and meticulous record keeping.

Ethical, fair, enthusiastic, observant, assertive and operates with integrity.

Operates with patience and tact. Smart and professional in appearance.

Methodical approach to work and the ability to prioritise.

Understanding and respect for confidentiality in relation to all issues connected with the role.

Reflective practice

Willingness to challenge oneself to continually improve performance. Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children in accordance with safeguarding practices.

Chiltern Way Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Knowledge of attendance protocols

Further relevant qualifications which link directly to the role

Experience as a manager / senior leader

Mental Health Training

Previous training / experience within an Attendance role

Ability to work with school management information systems e.g. Sims / CPOMS

Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours.

Shares knowledge with others and supports their development.

Understanding of promoting positive relationships within the wider academy community.

Constantly developing relationships with school stakeholders: students, staff, Academy SWAM, LA, parents & community.

What the school offers its staff

  • Bereavement leave
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay

Commitment to safeguarding

Chiltern Way is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Applying for the job

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About Chiltern Way Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 19
School size
230 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number
01296 622157

The Chiltern Way Academy Trust is a cutting edge and transformational organisation for students with ASC and SEMH, We currently have 7 campuses across the Trust ranging from Combined to Comprehensive schools.

Arranging a visit to Chiltern Way Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ebryan@chilternway.org.

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