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Permanent, full-time (37 hrs per week) term time only
VTG9 SP26-SP9 starting salary £25,012 per annum, pro rata (actual starting salary £21,394 per annum) + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package
Merchants’ Academy is an all age Academy based in Withywood, Bristol with students from nursery through to Sixth Form. Merchants’ Academy is part of Venturers Trust which is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. The Trust comprises of Primary, Secondary, all-age schools and a Special school with 3,500 pupils and 700 staff. The Academy provides an exceptional environment for students and staff.
Applications are invited from high quality candidates to join an exciting and committed team at Merchants’ Academy.
The role will involve working closely with the Headteacher of Primary and Secondary in leading the improvements of attendance across both phases.
The successful candidate will have:
• Minimum of GCSE Grade C in Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications)
• Experience of implementing and managing attendance processes and systems needed to ensure best practice attendance
• Excellent knowledge of relevant policies/code of practice and awareness of relevant legislation in relation to attendance
• An understanding of the range of issues that can affect a student’s attendance
• Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and in particular, barriers to learning
• Experience of working with external organisations and using professional judgement to make referrals to relevant agencies/provision
• You must display excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate an attitude of learning, continual personal and professional development
In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Bicycle Purchase Loans plus others.
Closing date: Monday 27th September 2021 at 9:00. Interview date: Friday 1st October 2021
Please note due to the expected volumes of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.
Merchants’ Academy is part of Venturers Trust and 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 staff.