Attendance Lead

Avanti Park School, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1EU

24 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    9 September 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 July 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (Until July 2024 in the first instance)


Grade 5, £22,575 - £24,438 per annum pro rata

Attendance Lead job summary

About us and the role

We are seeking to appoint an Attendance Lead to join our school in Frome. The successful individual will provide an effective and efficient student support service, with minimal supervision, focusing on attendance and punctuality,

Avanti Park School is a Middle deemed Primary school with pupils from Reception to Year 8. The Avanti Schools Trust took over the school in November 2019 and the school has improved rapidly since this take over.

The staff at Avanti Park School are passionate about the school and are relentlessly focused on improving the achievement and opportunities for all the students. All staff that work at the school will need to subscribe to our ethos and values and seek to improve and develop their own practice and performance for the benefit of our students.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a school which is driven by three key elements for both students and staff:

Educational excellence

Character formation

Spiritual insight

We believe in high expectations, challenge and support to enable our students to understand and develop into the best version of themselves. Through professional development, we support all staff to excel in creating a highly successful learning environment for our students and we are an ambitious team who strive to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations.

Why should you apply

You will be working in a fantastic environment.

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

What will you do?

  • To monitor whole school attendance data and advise key staff of trends, concerns and referrals.

  • To make arrangements for, and to lead on, meetings with regards to individual pupils experiencing attendance issues whilst adhering to the requirements of the Local Authority's formal processes (e.g. Fixed Penalty Notices; parenting contracts, stage 3 referrals etc).

  • Work with parents to help them understand and fulfil their legal responsibilities in respect of attendance under the Education Act 1996.

  • Maintain high quality working relationships with staff, students and parents/carers that contribute to creating a productive and happy working environment

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

  • Understanding of factors that impact on attendance, including CME, CSE, exclusion and other barriers to learning

  • Ability to plan and implement effective actions to support students with poor attendance or punctuality

  • Communicate clearly in English with all sections of the school community both orally and in writing

  • Highly organised with good time management skills and the ability to work under pressure and independently

  • Adaptability and flexibility in working practices and the ability to use their initiative

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.

Further information

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Avanti Park School

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
315 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 13
Contact phone number

Avanti Park School is a Middle deemed Primary school with pupils from Reception to Year 8.  The Avanti Schools Trust took over the school in November 2019 and the school has improved rapidly since this takeover.

Arranging a visit to Avanti Park School

Please email or call 01373832804 to arrange a visit.

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