We would like to appoint an innovative, inspirational and ambitious Education Welfare Officer to join our successful school.
Bishop Hedley Catholic High School is situated in Merthyr Tydfil, but its catchment extends from Quakers’ Yard to Merthyr Tydfil, and Glynneath to Brynmawr. Approximately 23% of pupils speak English as an additional language and 24% are on free school meals.
The advertised role is vital to the continuing success of pupils. You will be part of a team of staff who are enthusiastic about their work, in a highly successful and popular school.
The appointed person would be required to assist in the raising of pupil attendance levels of the school by being a proactive member of the school’s Student Welfare Team and working proactively with students and parents / carers whose attendance is causing concern.
You will be a self-starter with proven organisational and time management skills and will need to be an independent worker, capable of taking initiative, but will recognise that you work as part of a team. You will need to have a positive and ‘can-do’ attitude and will be expected to communicate and meet with both students and parents/carers both in school and on home visits. Your aim will be to improve students’ attendance to a good standard and support students and families to achieve this.
Bishop Hedley High School has been categorised as a 1A Green school by Welsh Government, the highest possible category.
Our aim is quite straightforward: we want Bishop Hedley to continue to be one of the leading schools in Wales! Applicants are welcomed from candidates of all levels of experience.
Bishop Hedley High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.