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Attendance Officer

Education - School

School Support Staff

Wharton Primary

Wharton Primary School
Rothwell Lane
Little Hulton
Salford


Attendance Officer
Working Hours: 17.5 hours per week, (8:30-12 Monday – Friday) Term time only
Grade: 2A £7,886 - £8,204 (after pro-rata calculation)
Contract Type: Permanent
Required to start 15th April 2019

Wharton Primary School is a safe, purposeful and inclusive environment where pupils are provided with every opportunity to succeed.

The Governors wish to appoint a competent, enthusiastic and reliable Attendance Officer who will play a key role in promoting a positive attendance and punctuality culture across the school. The post holder will work with key school staff to reduce levels of absence and support identified pupils and families to overcome barriers to learning, raise their aspirations and achieve their full potential.

Key tasks include:
• Monitoring whole school attendance, persistent absence and punctuality, identifying pupils who require support.
• Recording, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on attendance data
• Liaise with DSL as appropriate
• Contributing to the development and implementation of whole school and LA strategies to raise pupil attendance
• Contacting families regarding attendance, home visiting and supporting parents and pupils with face to face meetings
• Mentoring and supporting pupils to enable them to make choices about their own learning and behaviour
• Preparation for legal action where necessary

The successful candidate will:
• have experience of working within an education / social care setting
• have experience of working with children and young people to support them in overcoming barriers to their personal, social or learning environment
• demonstrate an understanding of issues that may affect a student’s ability to attend school
• have the ability to communicate effectively with children and adults at all levels
• demonstrate an understanding of child protection issues and confidentiality
• have experience of drawing up, implementing and monitoring individual action plans
• have working knowledge of the legal framework relating to school attendance
• be highly self-motivated with a commitment to supporting further school improvement
• be willing and able to work flexibly as determined by the needs of school
• get involved in and contribute to the whole life of the school community as part of a collaborative team

Visits to the school are welcomed and can be arranged by calling the school office.
Closing date for applications: Monday 4th March 12 noon
Shortlisting: 4th March
Interviews: Thursday 7th/Friday 8th March.
All shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a fully enhanced DBS check.

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salary from

£7,886.00

contract

permanent

working hours

term time part time

application deadline

12 00 pm

4th Mar 2019

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