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Inclusion Support Officer (Education, welfare & Engagement)

INCLUSION SUPPORT OFFICER (Education, Welfare & Engagement)

Grade 10: Pt 24 – 27

 37 hours per week

Term time plus 5 days (Professional Development days)

Required as soon as possible

Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed professional to join the school’s Inclusion Team. This is a new post at The Derby High School.

The successful candidate will hold exceptionally high expectations for all pupils and give them every opportunity to succeed, working alongside others to ensure that all students have and maintain high levels of attendance and punctuality. They will work closely with those identified as being at risk of becoming persistent absentees and they will develop support to re-engage those students with school. 

The Inclusion Support Officer (Education, Welfare and Engagement) will also provide attendance support for families. They will ensure, with others, that students receive education appropriate to their needs by regular attendance, assisting them to obtain maximum benefit from their education. The role will involve home visits and working with outside agencies and key vulnerable groups of students.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, numeracy and literacy skills as well as relevant IT skills including Word and Excel. They will have the ability to prioritise tasks and manage your own workload to achieve deadlines, often managing conflicting priorities. A Level qualification or equivalent and GCSE at C or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent are essential. Further education and relevant experience is desirable.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Completed electronic applications can be emailed to the

Assistant Business Manager

Posted applications should be sent FAO Mrs J Halliwell at the school address

Closing date for complete applications: Thursday 12th January 2023 at 9.00am

Interviews expected to take place week commencing 16th January 2023