Job Description

Ryecroft Primary Academy are looking to appoint an Attendance and Welfare Officer and Deputy Safeguarding Lead to join our academy as soon as possible on a fulltime, permanent basis.

Do you want to work for a Trust that is transforming educational outcomes for students in some of the most deprived areas in the North of England? If so, this could be the role for you.

Your new role 

As the Attendance and Welfare Officer, you will take a lead role in the administration of pupil data & information and pupil attendance. You will implement ‘first day’ response strategies/policy and home visits to improve attendance across the academy. You will support Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in providing a high quality and effective safeguarding and pastoral support across the academy, maintaining accurate records, and working with staff, pupils, parents, and external agencies to ensure appropriate plans and strategies are in place to support pupils and their families. You will develop positive, respectful, and responsive relationships with parents/carers and partners to enable children and young people to develop their full potential. You will also carry out the role of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) for the academy.

Hours: 37 hours per week / Term Time only plus 5 days (39 weeks)

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience required for this position, then we would very much like to hear from you.

Your new school

At Ryecroft Primary Academy we are committed to providing the best educational experience for all of our pupils and we believe that home and school working together, as a team, ensures that our pupils do their very best and that they are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The staff at Ryecroft ensure this by providing exciting lessons, guidance and support so our pupils can develop as happy, wellbbalanced individuals who can make the right decisions for themselves.

The academy is a smaller than average primary school catering for pupils from our Early Years Foundation Stage, through Key Stage 1 and into Key Stage 2. There are currently 281 pupils on roll, including 24 part time Nursery pupils and 11 part time 2 year olds.

The school is situated in the community of Holmewood Bradford.

We offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits with this post including:

·        Financial.  offering unlimited access to a huge range of discounts on holidays, days out, retailer and cashback deals inc. Curry’s, John Lewis, Tesco and B&Q to name but a few.

·        Lifestyle and Wellbeing. discounted & flexible gym memberships, eye care vouchers, cycle 2 work/Technology schemefree annual flu jab and 24/7 access to a market leading Employee Assistance Programme providing expert information specialist advisors trained by Citizens Advice and access to professionally qualified counsellors accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

·        Motoring. access to an employee vehicle leasing scheme*, discounted vehicle repairs and discounts on car/van hire.

·        Pension, excellent employer/employee contributory pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

·        Personal and professional, we offer a range of training and development opportunities for you to grow and develop.

*Subject to ensuring NMW is maintained.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at

In accordance with DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be completed on all shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any relevant information will be discussed further with the applicant during the recruitment process. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

Delta Academies Trust undertake to treat all applicants for posts fairly and not to discriminate unfairly against volunteers or paid staff who voluntarily reveal that they have a criminal conviction. Equally, we will not discriminate unfairly against volunteers or paid staff where a Disclosure and Barring Service check reveals a criminal conviction or other information about offences.

Therefore, we will consider job applicants who have a criminal record based on their skills, abilities, experience, knowledge and, where needed, qualifications and training. However, our approach depends on the job, and whether it is covered by, or exempt from, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. However, it is important to note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may limit the numbers of interviews offered to people with and without a disability.

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