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Welfare / Attendance Officer + 0.2 FTE Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Inspire Academy, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-7000-42T
  • Posted:25/11/2022
  • Pay:NJC Grade C2 Spine Point 12 (£24,496 FTE)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:19/02/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Welfare / Attendance Officer

+ 0.2 FTE Teaching Assistant


We are looking for a committed and consistent Welfare/Attendance Officer who is passionate about improving the life chances of our young people.  We are a specialist provision for pupils aged 11-16 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs, each with an Education, Health and Care Plan.  Your main duties will include:

  • Supporting the Welfare Manager with parental engagement across the Academy such as; home/school visits.
  • Working work with parents/carers to ensure that they understand and are able to support the work of the Academy.

Please refer to the full job description attached to this advert for a more comprehensive list of roles and responsibilities.

This position is for 37 hours per week, Term Time only, plus 1 week for staff INSET days (39 weeks per year in total).

In return we will offer you a great team to work with, CPD opportunities and the chance to make a difference to the lives of our young people.  Visits are encouraged to the Academy before application.  For further information, or to visit the Academy, then please contact Brittany Durling, Senior HR Administrator, via email bdurling@inspireacademy.org.uk


Job Contact Information


Information about the school

Information about the Academy:

Inspire Academy is an SEMH Special School for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, and forms part of The Parallel Learning Multi-Academy Trust.

All the students at Inspire Academy have an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan), with a primary need of SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health). Some exhibit very challenging behaviour and Mainstream schooling is not always the most appropriate setting for them. Sometimes their first encounter of school has been chaotic and certainly challenging, many have had a fragmented education and have fallen behind their peers academically. This often results in self-esteem issues and anti-social behaviour.

With small classes and amazing staff that truly understand SEMH we feel that once a student starts at Inspire they have every opportunity to turn their lives around. Every child has the right to achieve and we believe that every parent and carer has the right to expect that Inspire Academy will do its very best for their child. With this in mind we work closely with parents and carers and other agencies to help each student make positive choices and changes which will serve them better in their future.

A key feature that we try to adopt is teaching the students to take responsibility for their behaviour and consequences. We teach them to try and put things right when they go wrong, together with learning the values of tolerance and respect for themselves and others.

Information about the Trust:

Parallel Learning Trust is a Special and Alternative Provision Multi- Academy Trust.

The Trust is committed to transforming lives for all pupils. Currently, we have seven academies that offer alternative or special provision for those children with social, emotional or mental health needs, with clear plans for sustainable growth over the next 3 years.

The Parallel Learning Trust was founded in 2014 to support the conversion of Park Campus and Kennington Park.

The Members and Directors of the Trust have a wealth of experience, brought together by a passion for giving children the best start in life.

You can find out more about skills and attributes of the Members and Directors by going to the following page: www.plt.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Brittany Durling, HR & SLT Administrator
  • Address:Silverbank, Churchill Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0LB
  • Telephone: 01634 827372
  • Email: bdurling@inspireacademy.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.