Attendance Officer (QUE)

Closing on: Jun 3, 2024
Position: Attendance Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Location: Queensbury School
Term Time: Term Time only

Grade: Grade 3

Hours: 36.50 hours per week, Term Time Only

Salary: £21,964 – £28,055 (£25,119 – £31,364 FTE)

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: September 2024

“These are exciting times at Queensbury School. Caring staff, an ambitious curriculum and new buildings are all driving improvements for pupils. Leaders aim to help pupils ‘unleash their limitless potential’. Staff, parents, carers and pupils are united in making this vision a reality” Ofsted May 2023

This is a great opportunity for a hard-working individual, who is looking to support our school community. As the Attendance Officer, you will ensure attendance of all our students.  Supported by our senior leaders, work closely with pupils, staff, parents and carers to reduce levels of absence. You may be required to work across either site.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and caring person who has;

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and guidance relating to school attendance including the DfE guidance: ‘Working together to improve attendance’
  • Knowledge of the legal framework governing attendance and enforcement measure for non-attendance
  • Experience working in a school environment or other educational setting
  • Experience identifying interventions to raise attendance of pupils

Main purpose

  • To ensure student attendance
  • Monitor and report on whole-school attendance data, analysing data and trends to identify key areas of concern
  • To work closely with pupils, staff, parents and carers to reduce levels of absence, and act appropriately when persistent absence becomes a safeguarding issue
  • Craft individualised attendance plans and provide support and interventions as appropriate
  • To identify any safeguarding issue in line with the school procedures
  • Carry out home visits, where necessary, to address attendance concerns for individual pupils

We can offer:

  • A collaborative and inclusive culture
  • A committed, hardworking team who strive to provide the best education for all students
  • Comprehensive induction and probation support and regular opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • We offer 10 staff training days across the academic year; one or two of these days may be aggregated which means you complete training outside of normal working hours in twilight sessions
  • Employee Assistance Programme via BHSF – free totally confidential support,
  • Access to discounts and offers via BHSF
  • Access to a generous pension scheme known as the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for support staff or Teachers Pension Scheme for Teachers
  • Generous annual leave entitlement for support staff based on length of service, starting at 29 days pro-rata, rising to 32 at 5 years’ plus service and 34 following 10 years’ plus service. Teachers annual leave is in line with Teachers Pay & Conditions
  • Onsite parking at all schools
  • We are the only Trust to provide SEN Allowances to ALL roles who work with students, including Teachers, TA’s, Care Assistants, Pastoral Care, Guides, Drivers

If you are determined, ambitious, hardworking and you meet our requirements, then we would love to hear from you.

The trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS, Childcare Disqualification (where applicable), qualifications, medical fitness, identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. An online search (and a prohibition check for teachers) will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.    

To read a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy please click on the link below:  

Policies (educationimpact.org.uk) 

To read our policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders please click on the link below: 

Policies (educationimpact.org.uk) 

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement of the role. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. 

Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: 

DBS filtering guide – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

Please note contracts of employment will be with Education Impact Academy Trust not Birmingham City Council.

How to apply:

Please apply online: https://educationimpact.org.uk/jobs  (or scroll to the bottom of this page)

Closing Date: 3rd June 2024

Interviews to be held week commencing: 17th June 2024

If you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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