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Attendance Support Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
08/10/2019
Advert End Date:
17/10/2019 12:00
Salary:
N4: £18,795 - £19,945 per annum, pro rata. Actual salary: £16,409 - £17,414 per annum.
Hours per week:
37 hours per week.
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
192178
Employment Location:
Kenton School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3RU.
Post Number:
SNT1711(e)
Closing date:
17 Oct
Further Information

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Kenton School - all different all equal
Drayton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3RU.

37 hours per week
Term time, plus 5 training and 5 on call days
Fixed term for 1 year
Required as soon as possible.

Kenton School is at the cutting edge of modern education. With just under 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. However despite our size we pride ourselves on retaining a family atmosphere and in ensuring that we cater for the needs of all our students, recognising their special gifts or talents.

We are seeking applications for this new role to work across all year groups to support us in one of our key objectives in reducing student absence levels.

This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates with previous experience in an education or social care setting to work with students and their families/guardians to overcome and respond to attendance concerns and ultimately to improve learning outcomes.

The role will involve conducting attendance visits, meeting with parents and guardians and monitoring absenteeism. The role will also involve supporting the wider team with administrative duties such as inputting attendance data and sending letters and messages on behalf of the school.

Candidates must possess a good understanding of the issues that impact on attendance at school for secondary age children combined with effective interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate both empathy and assertiveness where required. Given that lone home visits are a regular requirement of the job, the ability to work on your own initiative is essential and a full driving licence is desirable.

In return Kenton School offers fantastic developmental possibilities due to its size, facilities and a forward thinking management and staff working together to offer the best available chances for our students.

If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, you can visit our website www.kenton.newcastle.sch.uk or email us for an application pack at hr@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk.

Closing date: 12 noon on 17 October 2019.

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.