Farne Primary School, Marsden Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 4AP

Attendance and Welfare Officer

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time

£23,023 – 24,920 pa (pro rata) Actual salary £19,304 - £20,894 pa

This school has Academy status and is part of the Smart Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Farne Primary School

Marsden Lane

Newcastle upon Tyne


Required from 26 September 2022 (or earlier if possible)

Full Time or Part Time working pattern by negotiation with the school

The Board of Trustees of Smart Multi Academy Trust is seeking to employ an outstanding Attendance and Welfare Officer for Farne Primary School, a thriving, well-established school situated in the heart of the Newbiggin Hall Estate.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to make their mark in providing a world-class learning experience for our children by ensuring that our children are well cared for and they attend regularly. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in further developing our commitment to safeguarding and raising the profile of good attendance. Additionally, we would like someone who positively promotes inclusion, has high expectations for all children and has a good knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures. Ideally we are looking for someone who:

• Is proactive with school attendance initiatives and engages with families to improve standards in attendance and absenteeism

• Is wholly involved in school life

• Has a commitment to raising standards

• Is knowledgeable about statutory and local authority guidance

• Supports families and signposts them to services where required

• Works to develop our family learning programs

• Develops the school’s parental voice, through reinvigorating our PTA

• Makes a positive change to pupils and families in need, working in harmony with our wider Trust of schools and outside agencies

We work closely with seven other schools within the Smart Multi Academy Trust where collaboration, professional development opportunities and a relentless focus on standards and outcomes are at the heart of everything we do.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office.


If you decide to apply for this post, please complete the Smart Multi Academy Trust application form and all supporting documentation.

Smart Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that in all cases, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Please send all completed applications and supporting documentation to for the attention of Nicola Steel, School Business Manager

Closing Date: Friday 23rd September

Shortlisting: Monday 26th September

Interviews: Wednesday 28th September

Please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you do not hear from us by Tuesday 27th September, your application has been unsuccessful.


Closing date:

23 September 2022

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