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Safeguarding & Attendance Officer - Term Time

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F40-85-S
  • Posted:11/08/2022
  • Pay:£23,105 - £27,104 for hours and weeks stated
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:14/08/2022 at 22:00
  • Interviews:17 & 19 August 2022


Salary:  TSAT Paygroup 4 £23,105 - £27,104 for hours and weeks stated ( £25,743 - £30,198 FTE) -  Please note this is subject to agreement in line with September 2022 salary increases but the amounts shown are a minimum  of what will you earn and if any changes are made they will be increases on the amount shown.  

Hours: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (Term Time plus 2 Weeks)

Location: Trust Central Offices, New Horizon’s Children’s Academy, Chatham 

 Closing date: 14 August 2022

 Interviews:  17 & 19 August 2022


 We have an exciting opportunity to work in our Safeguarding Team to support and guide our schools in matters relating to safeguarding and attendance. Within this role you will truly make a difference to the life chances of our students making a tangible positive impact on their time within our schools. 

 Working closely with our schools you will develop the online safety and mental health resource area which will help supporting our students, parents and staff. We place a key focus on the mental health of all of our community and you will play a pivotal role in helping us increase the support we offer to ensure mental health is always at the forefront when we make decisions. 

 You will also support with our safeguarding and attendance strategies by advising and offering support to our schools in matters relating to safeguarding which could include exclusions, inclusions and attendance.  

 You will be supported by our Head of Safeguarding who will help you develop your practice and be able to offer development and coaching opportunities. 

If this sounds like the role for you then please read the below and the attached Job Description and don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions !


What you will need to succeed:

For further details please see the attached JD and person specification

  • A strong focus on data to help analyse patterns and trends in attendance and exclusions across the Trust
  • Ability to work closely with our schools and coach and guide them 
  • Assist our Safeguarding Team to ensure we have clear policies and procedures in place in relation to Safeguarding and Attendance
  • Pro-active approach to foresee problems and challenges and put in measures to address them
  • Undertake school visits to provide assistance with meetings with both parents and the local authority 
  • Organise and support Trust forums with AIC and SLT across the trust to share challenges and solutions
  • Passionate about research, keeping your own knowledge of safeguarding and attendance up to date at all times 
  • Strong ICT with MS packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook are essential

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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Information about the trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

Think about their Thinking Be their Best self Shape their Success In this way we transform life chances

Goodwin Academy is a vibrant and engaging key stage 3-5 mixed academy based in the heart of Deal. At Goodwin, we are committed to transforming the life chances of our students, ensuring that all are supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best. We deliver this through the BEST Agenda - ‘Be Your Best’ with BEST being an acronym for B = Brilliance, E = Enrichment, S = Society and T = Thinking

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.