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Inclusion and Welfare Officer - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Wye School, Wye

  • Ref:KCC886-4007-105S
  • Posted:25/01/2023
  • Pay:Up to £19,135 pa, pro rata to FTE £22,275 DOE
  • Start Date:Easter 2023
  • App Close Date:20/02/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c Monday 27th February, 2023


Inclusion and Welfare Officer 

This is a Fixed Term Contract until April 2024 

The role 

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in a role that you can make your own within a flourishing school?  

We are looking for an Inclusion and Welfare Officer to join our team to assist our existing SEN, pastoral and attendance teams. The core role is to help fill gaps in the wrap around care for vulnerable and emotional students, helping them transition back into school after absence, helping them deal with relationship issues, supporting the pastoral team and attendance team by ensuring students are calm and ready to access their lessons. This role is not to run a long term alternative provision, but, to help students who are not coping with mainstream lessons overcome their barriers in the short to medium term e.g. meet them as they arrive at school, get them to where they should be, check in with them at break etc. Coaching and mentoring students is part of the role, as is potentially one to one or small group tuition for candidates with the right academic backgrounds. Occasional lesson cover, taking part in school trips, running or supporting school clubs and sports fixtures are all things that you can take part in depending on your likes and experience. You would be out and about at lesson change, break and lunch, helping ensure the students you support are calm and happy as they move around site. 

We have well behaved students and a clear and well established behaviour policy that you would be trained in. This role is to support the small number of students who struggle with that and need extra support. Contact with parents and external agencies will form part of the role, as would occasional home visits. 

The successful candidate will be able to assist teaching and support staff with the smooth running of the school, establish good relationships with our students and make an important contribution to our wider school life via co-curricular activities.  

About You 

You will be working alongside our teachers and support staff, so you will need to be pro-active, organised, enthusiastic and able to use your initiative. Good time keeping and the ability to present yourself professionally are essential. This role would suit someone with experience of working in a school or youth work, experience of coaching or someone who wants to work in a school before going into teacher training or a teaching assistant role. Experience is useful but we are also open to recent graduates/training leavers with the right attitude and ability to learn. 

As part of a busy school environment, the ability to deal with pupils and parents, in a polite and helpful manner is essential.  You must be mature and understand about the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding in taking on such a role.  People are more important than posts to us so if you think you would fit into an upbeat and diverse team and enjoy the fact that no two days are the same, we may be able to offer your ideal role.     


Information about the school

Wye School has a vision of excellence, a vision shared by all staff and students. Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2018, the school is dedicated to ensuring each student gains the knowledge, confidence and skills to make a success of their future lives. The school caters for Years 7 -13 with a roll of 600, housed in a new building situated in the beautiful Kent Downs countryside, offering an outstanding environment for staff and students. The first GCSE results in 2018 were above average for Progress 8 and above national average Attainment 8, and followed by an equally strong second set of results in 2019. Students are well behaved and hard working and our staff form a friendly and committed team. As the smallest local secondary school, great pride is taken in strong relationships internally and with parents and the community.

Located within close proximity of Wye village centre, the school is at the very heart of the local community and has the potential to grow into a truly exceptional school. Wye is perfectly located to enjoy the Kent countryside, whilst still being within an hour of London thanks to HS1.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Betts
  • Address:Wye School , Kempe Centre, Olantigh Road, Wye, Kent, TN25 5EJ
  • Telephone: 01233 811110
  • Email: Emma.Betts@wyeschool.org.uk


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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.