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Mercian Educational Trust - 17 days remaining
Closing Date 14/10/2022

Malvern Vale Primary School

112 Swinyard Road

Malvern
Worcestershire WR14 1GU
FTE £25,419 - £27,514
NOR: 372
Phase_of_EducationEstablishment_Type_Group Minimum Age 2Maximum Age 10

Information from the Schools Improvement Officer

Dear Applicant,

 

The Role: Education Welfare Officer

Mercian Educational Trust is looking to appoint an Educational Welfare Officer to join our team within our Multi Academy Trust School Support Department.

The successful candidate will work with Mercian Educational Trust schools and partner schools we support through Service Level Agreements. The role of the Education Welfare Officer is to work within school attendance policy and procedures to improve levels of attendance. The role involves working closely with school leaders, pupils/students and parents/carers to improve and sustain excellent attendance.

As an approachable and knowledgeable Education Welfare Officer you will be able to apply a range of strategies to help pupils engage in learning and achievement. You will have a clear understanding of the roles parents/carers and schools have in relation to attendance, behaviour and achievement and a knowledge of legislation relating to School Attendance.

In line with Safer Recruitment Protocols applications must be made on the Trust Support Staff application form, which is available on our web site (https://www.metacademies.org.uk/vacancies/)

The Recruitment process:

 

Mercian Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

 

All positions are subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, which will include an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for the children’s workforce and a Children’s Barred List check

 

All applicants are required to fully complete the correct application form which is freely available from our Trust website, https://www.metacademies.org.uk/vacancies/. Applications or CVs in any other form will not be accepted.

We look forward to receiving your application via email to office@metacademies.org.uk by Friday 14th October 2022.

Following the closing date above, the Trust Executive Leadership and Trustees will shortlist candidates and invite those successful to interview via an email invitation. Shortlisting will be based on the applicants’ suitability for the post linked to the job description and person specification, please make sure your application matches these requirements.

Interviews will be held in person during the week beginning 17th October 2022.

The closing date for applications is on Friday 14th October 2022. Applicants will be invited to interview via email following shortlisting during that week.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Busby

(School Improvement Officer)

Job Advert

 

ROLE TITLE

Hours / FTE

Up to 15 hours

0.4 FTE, Term Time Only

Permanent / Fixed Term

Part-time

Permanent

Scale

SCP 18-22

Scale 6

Salary Range

£8,587 - £9,294

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Mercian Educational Trust is looking to appoint an Educational Welfare Officer on a part time basis to join our team within our Multi Academy Trust School Support Department. We are seeking someone to work 2 days per week although flexibility on days and hours will be considered.

The successful candidate will work with Mercian Educational Trust schools and partner schools we support through Service Level Agreements. The role of the Education Welfare Officer is to work within school attendance policy and procedures to improve levels of attendance. The role involves working closely with school leaders, pupils/students and parents/carers to improve and sustain excellent attendance.

As an approachable and knowledgeable Education Welfare Officer you will be able to apply a range of strategies to help pupils engage in learning and achievement. You will have a clear understanding of the roles parents/carers and schools have in relation to attendance, behaviour and achievement and a knowledge of legislation relating to School Attendance.

In line with Safer Recruitment Protocols applications must be made on the Trust Support Staff application form, which is available on our web site (https://www.metacademies.org.uk/vacancies/)

Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment

Mercian Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of this commitment any job offer will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, which will include an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for the children’s workforce and a Children’s Barred List check

      This role involves Regular contact with children. The role requires engagement in regulated activity relevant to children.

      This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

For further application information forms please visit >> www.metacademies.org.uk/vacancies/

Completed applications should be returned to office@metacademies.org.uk

Closing date:

Friday 14th October 2022.

 

       

 

 

Job Description – Education Welfare Officer

 

Name:

 

Job Title:

Education Welfare Officer

Salary Scale Point:

Scale Point 6 NJC 18-22

Summary

1.      JOB PURPOSE

  1. To provide an education welfare service for children, their families and schools. To work in designated schools in order to ensure, in conjunction with others, that children receive education appropriate to their needs by regular attendance at school or otherwise. To assist them to obtain maximum benefit from their education.
  2. To be involved in the development of the Education Welfare Service at MET.

2.      MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • To act as children’s education advocate and to facilitate the educational partnership between home, school, community and Local Authority, by support, liaison and negotiation; and where conflict arises to give paramount consideration to the interests of the child.
  • To take supportive/remedial action in respect of individual absentees to secure their regular attendance at school or other education provision.
  • To take statutory action over non-attendance cases when necessary, including presentation of cases to the Local Authority for court, under the Education Act 1996 and the Children Act 1989.
  • To advise and support schools in the implementation of School Attendance Regulations and in the use of attendance statistics for the monitoring and management of school attendance.
  • To advise and support schools around the processes and guidance for Children Missing Education and Elective Home Education
  • To take supportive/remedial action in respect of children with socially-related emotional/behavioural difficulties in school and those with special educational needs; and to provide advice and assistance for parents, carers and pupils in all matters related to exclusions from school.
  • To visit schools regularly and provide guidance and support to staff, parents, carers and pupils in accordance with service level agreements negotiated with the school.
  • To contribute pro-actively and with a preventative emphasis to relevant areas of school policy and planning including the development of a whole school attendance policy.
  • To participate in child protection procedures, as appropriate, including having education welfare input to child protection plans; to provide child protection advice, information and support to school staff.
  • To make referral to, to liaise and collaborate in joint work with other practitioners, educational colleagues, local agencies and community groups in relation both to individual cases and aspects of children’s general welfare.
  • To provide advice and support to parents, schools and children on welfare matters, and to mobilise financial and other material resources from voluntary and statutory sources where required to further educational opportunities.
  • To implement aspects of the legislation governing the employment of children and children in entertainment.
  • To initiate developments and acquire knowledge/expertise in agreed specialist area(s) of education welfare practice
  • To maintain appropriate records, prepare assessments and reports; and provide statistics as required
  • The post holder will carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function commensurate with the grading and level of responsibilities of the post.

3.      SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.
  • It will be necessary to work with information technology and associated systems in accordance with MET policies.
  • To co-operate with MET in complying with relevant health and safety legislation, policies and procedures in the performance of the duties of the post.
  • To carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post in compliance with MET's equal opportunities policies.
  • To maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate.
  • To understand and comply with MET's environmental policies.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibilities of the post.
  1. SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITIES

This role involves Regular contact with children. The role requires engagement in regulated activity relevant to children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

 

  1. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
  • A minimum of 5 A* - C GCSE examination passes including English and Mathematics
  1. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY – LINE MANAGEMENT
  • The post holder is accountable to the School Improvement Officer for his/her duties and responsibilities.
  1. SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

  • Supervision will be provided through EWO Service colleagues, Trust Business and Finance and School 2 School Support Service.
  1. PRINCIPAL CONTACTS

 

  • Trust Leadership
  • School Leadership
  • SLA Customers
  • Parents/Carers
  • Pupils / Students

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Staff will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

This job description will be reviewed annually by the designated Line Manager they reserve the right to alter the content of this job description, after consultation with the post-holder, to reflect changes to the job or services provided, without altering the general character or level of responsibility.

Signed by postholder                                       

Date

Signed by Line Manager for and on behalf of Mercian Educational Trust                

Date

Mercian Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of this commitment any job offer will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, which will include an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for the children’s workforce and a Children’s Barred List check.


 


More Information: https://www.metacademies.org.uk/vacancies/