Studio West, West Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2SZ

Personal Coach and Attendance 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

£25,991 to £28,672 per annum

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Studio West

West Denton Way

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE5 2SZ.

Studio West is an exciting studio school which opened in September 2014. As part of Kenton Schools Academy Trust which incorporates Kenton School, Studio West currently caters for around 400 students. Our mission will be to make sure that every student who leaves Studio West does so with a university or college place, an apprenticeship or a job.

Initially opening to students aged 13-19, in September 2017, we became a full secondary school expanding to open from age 11. Despite the fact that we are over-subscribed for year 7 and expanding rapidly due to our success, we are committed to the studio school concept of offering mainstream qualifications (including GCSEs, A Levels, and Occupational and professional qualifications), combined with an innovative and personalised curriculum for every student, focused on developing key employability and life skills required by employers.

The Personal Coach role is a challenging and varied one that places pastoral care at the heart of students’ learning. Our Personal Coaches act as a key link point between all aspects of the curriculum, working with students and Learning Coaches to ensure that the curriculum is holistic, personalised and fully compliant will all relevant National Curriculum requirements. In addition, this postholder will take lead responsibility for attendance across the school. This will involve analysis of data to identify students where attendance is causing concern, and proactively working with students, families and carers and other agencies to improve attendance. The role will include home visits on a lone working basis.

We are are seeking applications from candidates with significant experience working with children and young people in learning environment, with the ability to manage and motivate students to ensure good attendance and positive learning outcomes. Candidates must possess an understanding of the barriers to learning and attendance for children and young people and a working knowledge of strategies to overcome them, combined with excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to form effective, professional relationships with all stakeholders. In return, you will play a key role in ensuring Studio West is the school of choice in the local community with the support of not only the Studio West team, but the wider Academy Trust.

You can apply either by completing the online form via selecting ‘Quick Apply’ or download an application form from our website and return it to

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 10 March 2021

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Closing date:

10 March 2021

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