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Harris Federation

Education Welfare Officer

Reference: 7d9d2d5b-0004-4c4a-9d42-f091bae3cf3d
Employer: Harris Federation
Location: Beckenham
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Working With Us

Our vision is to transform educational standards by delivering an intellectually stimulating and diverse education enabling students to flourish and grow into responsible and active citizens prepared for the challenges and op’The HABE Way’ embodies our core values of ‘Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reciprocity and Reflectiveness’ creating a culture of excellence and ambition.


Students demonstrate perseverance when learning tasks are challenging by applying a systematic and logical approach to completing tasks to overcome barriers enabling deep learning to occur.


Students plan in a precise and methodical way to improve learning outcomes and are able to revise plans as appropriate to maximize success. Students demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to reach and surpass new challenges.


Resourceful students exploit the widest range of stimuli to aid learning and learning outcomes. Students are able to use analytical, disciplined and inventive thinking allowing them to take risks and experiment with their learning.


Reciprocity involves developing the skills required to be an effective and efficient collaborative learner, demonstrating leadership, empathy, enquiry and partnership skills to produce the best possible learning outcomes.

“We strive for greatness in everything we set our minds to. We endeavour to do our very best and excel in all aspects of Academy life.”

Students and staff are proud of themselves, their peers and the Academy community and feel a sense of togetherness and belonging.

Main Areas of Responsibility

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

What We are Looking For

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

Applying for this Position

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.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

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