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Attendance Officer

Salary details: £ - £

Esteem North Academy, The successful candidate will have a nominated base for mileage purposes but will be expected to work peripatetically at all of our academy site
Salary details
Grade/Scale: 8 (points 12-15) Actual Salary £24,867 - £27,193
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week, 39 weeks term time plus 2 weeks per year
Closing Date
02 June 2024


We are seeking to appoint an experienced and outstanding practitioner to work collaboratively with the pastoral team to provide comprehensive advice, support and proactive action to ensure that pupils improve their attendance. This role will involve identification of pupils who are persistent absentees, severe persistent absentees and those who are not improving their attendance over time. The successful candidate will work with pupils, their families, all of our sites, APs and supporting agencies to identify barriers to attendance and plan to overcome these. The attendance officer will also ensure that we are compliant with register completion, national guidance from the DfE and take responsibility for our attendance and related policies. This role will ensure that pupils are seen daily and you will take proactive action to coordinate safe and well home visits across the academy where pupils have been absent.

The attendance officer will involve implementing formal consequences such as penalty notices and holidays fines. Data analysis will be completed half termly to identify all families who require intervention by formal action via letter following the Local Authority guidance. This will involve thorough recording and the additional 6 days out of term time will allow for a day per half term holiday to complete this data analysis and identify formal intervention. This can be completed at home and candidates are not expected to attend the academy during school holidays.

You will provide support for pupils across all sites, supporting staff with their attendance knowledge and practise. You will be responsible for arranging your own diary and working peripatetically in order to best meet the needs of the pupils. This role will involve ensuring that pupils receive swift intervention and support to keep them safe, identify risks to any non- attendance and initiate rapid action. This role will also involve the celebration of improved attendance through our rewards policy. Days will be varied in order to meet the needs of the pupils. You will be led by our Assistant Headteacher who manages the pastoral team and you will communicate with the safeguarding team daily.

Benefits include: LGPS Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership and laptop. For further information, please contact support@nedsc.derbyshire.sch.uk or visit our website https://www.esteemmat.co.uk/vacancies. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted. All suitable applicants will be invited to an informal tour prior to selection for interview.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.