Attendance Officer

Location: Ealing
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Secondary Support
Reference: Attendance Officerji
Salary: £450 - 600 per week
Job Published: 10 days ago

Attendance Officer

Ealing, Greater London 


We are a reputable educational institution committed to providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment for our students. As part of our dedication to fostering academic excellence, we are seeking an experienced Attendance Officer to join our team.

Role Overview:

The Attendance Officer will play a crucial role in monitoring and promoting student attendance to ensure compliance with school policies and government regulations. The successful candidate will be responsible for tracking attendance records, identifying patterns of absence, and implementing strategies to improve attendance rates. Additionally, the Attendance Officer will work closely with students, parents, and staff to address attendance issues promptly and support students in overcoming barriers to attendance.

Key Responsibilities:

Maintain accurate attendance records for all students, including recording absences, late arrivals, and early departures.

Monitor daily attendance reports and identify trends or patterns of absence.

Communicate with parents/guardians via phone, email, or in-person meetings to address attendance concerns and provide support as needed.

Collaborate with teachers, support staff, and senior leadership to implement strategies for improving attendance rates.

Conduct home visits or outreach initiatives to engage families and promote the importance of regular school attendance.

Work with external agencies or organizations to provide additional support services for students with chronic attendance issues.

Provide regular reports on attendance data and progress towards attendance targets to senior leadership.

Assist in the development and implementation of attendance policies and procedures.

Organize and participate in attendance-related meetings, such as attendance panels or intervention meetings.

Keep abreast of relevant legislation and guidance pertaining to school attendance, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.


Previous experience working in a similar role within an educational setting is highly desirable.

Strong organizational skills with the ability to maintain accurate records and manage competing priorities effectively.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to engage effectively with students, parents, and staff.

Empathy and understanding towards the diverse needs of students and families, particularly those facing challenges that may impact attendance.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and build positive relationships with stakeholders.

Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance related to school attendance, such as the Education Act and government attendance targets.

Proficiency in using computer software for data entry and analysis, such as Microsoft Excel or attendance management systems.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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