Protocol Education are working with a friendly and welcoming school who are looking to appoint an Attendance Officer to join their team to improve whole school attendance outcomes and reduce persistent absenteeism.
The role will involve working with children, parents and carers to improve attendance across school. In return we offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and supportive environment, working as part of a wider team of school based and external professionals.
Full job description as follows:
The new Attendance Officer will:
- have up-to-date, relevant training and experience.
- to promote attendance with High Expectations so all children reach their full potential.
- be a Caring member of staff who recognises the power of relationships with children and families.
- committed to developing Positive Attitudes within the school community.
- support the school so every child is Successful in school.
In return they can offer:
- a strong commitment to your professional development.
- a school community where children are at the heart of all they do.
- a commitment to your work-life balance so you feel truly appreciated.
Purpose of job
To be responsible for supporting, monitoring attendance throughout the school to agreed annual targets, and meeting all statutory and legal requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
- To produce reports and statistics for the school’s leadership team and governing body.
- To be responsible for the improvement of attendance throughout the school and to meet or exceed the school attendance annual targets.
- To be responsible for the Arbor Attendance System (training provided) – monitoring and identifying persistent absentees to identify trends and to intervene appropriately.
- To act as first line of contact to parents/carers in relation to attendance and truancy.
- Coordinate meetings with parents/carers to implement interventions and track progress.
- Build positive relations with parents/carers to encourage family involvement in their child’s attendance.
- In consultation with senior leaders recommend action to be taken, and develop strategies to combat unauthorised and authorised absences.
- To provide attendance data / information for where necessary, for example end of year pupil school reports.
- To conduct late gate/sweep as necessary or as instructed by senior leaders.
- Carry out home visits, where necessary, to address attendance concerns for individual children.
- Manage the process where legal action may be necessary.
- Make referrals and attend meetings with outside agencies, where appropriate.
- Word processing of school documentation as requested.
- To undertake photocopying, filing and general office duties.
- To take part in the school Performance Management process.
- To carry out all activities in line with the school’s policies for Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Child Protection and Equal Opportunities.
The postholder will be required to work flexibly to deliver an efficient Service.
There will be regular contact with pupils, colleagues, other members of staff, line managers and internal and external customers.
This Job Description is correct at the time of print and gives the main responsibilities and tasks of the role. These may however be changed or added to as appropriate.
There may also be the need for staff to undertake additional duties from time to time, appropriate to the level of the post. Should these additional tasks become a frequent part of the role, the job description will be revised through consultation with the post holder.
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.