45 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    ASAP after closing date 

  • Closing date

    6 September 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 30.00 hours per week, term time plus INSET days Hours 8.30 AM – 3.00 PM

Contract type


Actual salary

£16,047- £16,588

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an opportunity for an Attendance Officer to join our team. Since the educational restructure in the local area in 2022, we have welcomed over 300 new students and over 40 staff into our community and are now a secondary school of nearly 800 learners across Years 7-13.

As we now continue to increase the number of students at Wadham School we are seeking more colleagues to become part of our journey to help grow capacity in delivering exceptional teaching, learning and pastoral care for our students.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Work with accuracy and efficiency in registering our students in a fast-paced environment to ensure that all students are safeguarded
  • Follow the school’s ‘First Day Contact’ policy and represent the school as the point of contact for all absences, speaking with parents/carers
  • Maintain accurate systems and reports (Using Arbor systems)
  • Assist in improving student attendance and support engagement into education
  • Undertake home and school visits as designated by the Educational Welfare Officer
  • Liaise with colleagues and support child protection, with regular update training where required

You are likely to be someone who:

  • Can engage with students and their families to build a strong, trusting and reliable link to the school, upholding policies and promoting student welfare
  • Can create professional letters to parents/carers seeking explanations to unauthorised absences and follow up in a timely manner
  • Works well on own initiative and thrives within a small and supportive team
  • Remains calm and professional at all times
  • Is punctual, reliable and enjoys a busy and energetic workplace

What the school offers its staff

Wadham School can offer you:

  • The chance to be a part of an exciting educational journey alongside highly regarding professionals
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families
  • Strong and supportive leadership, who place value on learning beyond the classroom
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of Southern England
  • Fulfilment, in knowing that you matter, and the work you do makes a positive difference to the lives you touch

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Wadham School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
805 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Are you looking to work in a Good school (Ofsted, June 2019) with a community working together for the best possible outcomes for young people?

Wadham School is friendly, vibrant and forward looking. It is an exciting time at Wadham School. We strive to be a school which uses an evidence based approach to teaching and an ethos and drive for the school to be much more than just learning in lessons. A varied programme of extra-curricular activities and house competitions provides an exciting opportunity for staff to be involved in the wider school community. At our core is an aim, through everything that we do, to develop a sense of hope, a hope which will encourage and support students in becoming the best that they can be.

The school serves a beautiful area of South Somerset with excellent links to the wider South West, Bristol and Bath and direct train links to London from Crewkerne itself and Taunton.
If the above gives you a picture of a community that you would be excited to be part of then the students and staff at Wadham School invite your application and would love to meet you.

Arranging a visit to Wadham School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@wadhamschool.co.uk.

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