We are currently seeking to appoint a Welfare Officer. The successful candidate will be part of the Raising Standards Team and will be responsible for dealing with the well-being of students and liaising with parents and teachers regarding issues concerning students’ health.
The successful candidate will have responsibility for maintaining care plans for those students who take medication and for managing the storage of medicines. They will endeavour to try and remove barriers to learning, be these related to health or pastoral problems, so students are in lessons and learning effectively as much as possible.
In addition, the Welfare Officer will support students’ wider welfare and academic progress by assisting the Parental Engagement Champion in organising parents’ evenings and celebration evenings. They will also provide support for initiatives to promote good attendance, including supporting with first day calls, punctuality and responding to students and parental queries regarding behaviour for learning, for example about detentions. They will work closely with other staff to ensure the Student Welfare Office is staffed at all times during the school day.
Easthampstead Park is a vibrant school which prides itself on holding traditional values. Our school culture marries high academic expectations with excellent pastoral care and support. The concept of community is at the very heart of our vision; we believe in a three-way partnership between parents, teachers and students, and are proud of our setting and the local community. Teaching and learning drives everything we do. An action-research based approach to teaching and learning has been central to our improvement journey in recent years, and we wholeheartedly believe in investing in staff’s continued professional development in the same way that we expect our teachers to passionately invest in our students.
This is a very exciting time to join us. In recent years, we have made excellent progress, and at our last OFSTED inspection (November 2021), we were rated as ‘Good’ in all areas.
“Pupils enjoy coming to their happy and inclusive school. There is a strong ethos of mutual respect, courtesy and care for others.”
“Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. They value the educational opportunities that they receive and want to succeed. Knowing their teachers have high expectations and want the very best for them encourages pupils to take pride in their work. Pupils confidently ask for help when they need it.”
If you feel you have the necessary skills, mindset and determination to join us on our journey towards ‘outstanding,’ we would very much like to hear from you. Visits to the school prior to application are warmly welcomed.
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 20th February
Applications may be considered upon receipt so you are warmly encouraged to apply at the earliest possible opportunity.
How to Apply
King’s Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.
Employment is with King's Academies and not Bracknell Forest Council. The trust is very popular and for most posts a large number of applications are received - it is therefore not possible to notify all applicants of the outcome. Please accept that if you have not heard within two weeks of the closing date then, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful - in which case we offer our best wishes for the future.