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  • Start date details

    2nd September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,383.00 Annually (Actual) H6.14 - Actual salary is £23,383 plus Fringe

Student Engagement and Attendance Co-ordinator job summary

This is a full-time permanent position, working 37 hours per week, term-time only plus 5 inset days.

As a Student Engagement and Attendance Co-ordinator, you will work within a team to undertake the responsibilities of managing behaviour for students' effective learning. This will require significant intervention for those at risk of exclusion, alongside managing attendance at the whole school level. These aspects will work in conjunction with pastoral responsibilities of support, care and guidance. Part of the role would also involve working with our pastoral colleagues to develop whole school initiatives that maintain and boost student behaviour and attendance.

About the School

Townsend is a relatively small and very friendly school with a great atmosphere, circa 800 on roll, including a Sixth Form. Townsend is rated Good by Ofsted (January 2024) in all areas. The SIAMS inspection findings state that Townsend is living up to its foundation as a Church school (May 2024).

Townsend Church of England School is situated on a large, green site between St Albans and Harpenden, and welcomes applicants from families of all faiths and of no faith. Children who attend Townsend live in St Albans and Harpenden, as well as other towns in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, including Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead and Luton.

Townsend believes that educating the whole child is key to a successful education. The Bible-based vision of Love Your Neighbour underpins all we do. Students are taught to respect and care for themselves and each other, and Townsend’s supportive environment encourages them to make the most out of their journey through secondary school.

Although this is a Church School you do not have to adhere to the Christian faith to work here, but you must be in sympathy with our work and be able to support the aspects that give us our distinctive character as a Church of England School.

Newly appointed Headteacher, Mr Anthony Flack is excited by the opportunity to make Townsend, ‘The first choice secondary school for all’.

Friendly and welcoming, Townsend impresses with its calm learning environment and caring staff. Our new School Prospectus is linked here: https://townsendschoolprospectus.co.uk/

We reserve the right to move to shortlisting and interviews when we have viable applications.

To find out more about Townsend, please you can visit our website or our social media pages.

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If you would like additional information or to discuss this vacancy - please email the school (recruitment@townsend.herts.sch.uk) for the attention of Mr Flack (Headteacher), or Mrs Llewellyn (Senior Deputy Headteacher), and we can either email a reply or telephone you if you leave a contact number.

To apply for this vacancy, please send a cover letter and an application form to Mr Flack, Headteacher, Townsend CofE School, High Oaks, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6DR or email to recruitment@townsend.herts.sch.uk

Townsend CofE School is committed to the safeguarding of all students and all staff appointed are subject to the usual teaching vetting and compliance checks that include a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, two satisfactory references, confirmation of identity, right to work in the UK and qualifications checks.

Following the shortlisting stage, and before making a final decision, the School will collect and process information publicly available about you by conducting a brief online search using an internet search engine. We do this to ensure that the school acts in accordance with its obligations set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education and our Child Protection Policy

Commitment to safeguarding

Townsend Church of England School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Successful candidates will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Baring (DBS) check and meet the safeguarding requirements consistent with those outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education document. Please note that references are always taken up.

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About Townsend Church of England School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
779 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

A Church of England Voluntary Aided secondary school.

See Website www.townsend.herts.sch.uk

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