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Parent Liaison Officer – Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy, Scarborough

Salary To £6,553.27 Actual
Job Reference: 001794
Location: Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy
Closing Date: 26/02/2021
Vacancy Start Date: 12/04/2021
Salary: NJC12 (£22,183 FTE) £6,553.27 Actual
Employment Type: One year fixed term 
Hours Per week: 12.5 hours per week. 2.5 hours per day Mornings - 39 weeks (term time)
Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy is now recruiting for a Parent Liaison Officer. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.
If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.
Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. 
The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
About the role
  • Promote and ensure high levels of attendance
  • To track and monitor attendance of student accessing alternative provision
  • To support parents to understand their legal responsibility with regard to their child’s attendance
  • Promote a positive attendance and punctuality culture
  • To identify and quickly intervene in students with below expected level of attendance or patterns of absence
  • To work closely with parents/carers and students to improve levels of attendance
  • To collate information with regard to the attendance of students who may be experiencing attendance difficulties in order to work with colleges or outside agencies to address these difficulties
  • To manage the mid-year admissions to the school through an interview process
  • To work with groups of students to improve levels of attendance
  • To work with parents/carers and other agencies in improving their child’s attendance record and coordinating parental support and intervention where appropriate
  • To undertake home visits regularly
  • To interpret information relating to attendance patterns and identify key areas of concern
  • To follow School Policy
  • To work with admin to track the attendance of vulnerable groups of students and liaise with Behaviour/SEND department
  • To liaise with the safeguarding team
  • To provide updates for the senior leadership team and staff on student attendance
12.5 hours per week, 2.5 hours per day, mornings. NJC 12 (£22,183 FTE) Actual £6,553.27 Fixed Term for 12 months - 39 weeks (term time)
Salary & Benefits
NJC 12 (£22,183 FTE) Actual £6,553.27
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
Who we are looking for
  • Knowledge of procedures for a range of administrative activities including knowledge of various IT packages equivalent to national qualifications level 2 plus operational experience of administrative systems
  • Confident communicator with excellent verbal and written skills
  •  Ability to remain calm and professional with dealing with challenging situations
  •  Ability to deal with difficult situations appropriately and respond to priority demands promptly
  • Proficient in the use of IT systems with an aptitude for problem solving Demonstrates a high-attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Provide information and guidance to colleagues within defined guidelines
  • Establish and maintain effective and constructive relationships with pupils, parents and guardians, communicating with them as appropriate to share information, and inform them of academy business through daily contacts and written communications
  • Perform any administrative duties including dealing with visitors as required using courtesy and tact
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. 
Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.
 We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.
Applying for the role:

To apply for the role you will need to complete our online application form by clicking on the link here

Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed on-line application form.

Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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