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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance
  • Pastoral, health and welfare
  • Other support roles

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: Actual salary £28,763-£30,578 (41 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week)

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£31,716-£33,717

Pay scale

Grade 5 (Inner London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have experience overseeing attendance at a school level? We are looking for an Attendance Officer to join our dedicated academy team at Harris Science Academy East London. This role is likely to suit an individual looking to develop in a school environment with attendance related experience.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Qualifications to degree standard or equivalent
  • Sound Knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Knowledge of Management Information Systems for input and export of student attendance data, including training in relation to attendance and report generation
  • Knowledge of attendance policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of the range of agencies that work with students and their families
  • Basic knowledge of first aid; e.g. emergency first aid course
  • Knowledge of a range of attendance codes and when they can be used
  • Knowledge of many of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Three years' experience of working in an inner-city school or educational establishment
  • Experience of working with Academy welfare officer
  • Experience of meeting with parents/carers formally and informally
  • Experience of managing attendance systems
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Experience of working with young people, including those with challenging behaviour

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.


What the school offers its staff

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting ALG in the management and development of attendance and punctuality policies
  • Daily monitoring and follow-up of attendance and punctuality
  • Participating on late desk and follow up detentions
  • Contacting parents/carers of students absent at agreed time and recording reasons for absence if given
  • Daily monitoring and early calls on the attendance of children in care or students on the vulnerable list
  • Making home visits with the Academy welfare manager as required
  • Sending letters to parents regarding attendance matters as requested by the Academy Welfare Manager
  • Ensuring the smooth operation of the computerised registration system
  • Ensuring daily attendance information is entered accurately onto the system
  • Establishing the reason for absences including telephone calls, letters and home visits
  • Preparing and distributing attendance and punctuality certificates
  • Following up on poor attendance or punctuality
  • Signing students in and out of the Academy outside normal start and finish times
  • Liaising with the Educational Welfare Officer to ensure prompt, consistent and rigorous intervention with poor attendance
  • Monitoring student attendance together with students' progress and performance in relation to targets set for each individual
  • Dealing efficiently and effectively with referrals on attendance concerns
  • Alerting appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and making recommendations as to how these may be resolved
  • Communicating with the parents of students and with persons or bodies outside the Academy concerned with the welfare of individual students
  • Meeting with LAC students weekly and pass on any relevant information regarding their welfare


Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Science Academy East London

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
448 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 8981 2680

Are you ready to change the world? Harris Science Academy East London is a new, small school with big ambitions. Join us on our mission to help our children become leaders in their chosen field with many leading in science and to become one of the top schools in the UK.

This is no ordinary school. Situated in an eclectic array of buildings next to the renowned Three Mills Studios (location of BBC's Masterchef) amongst the iconic East London canal network, this is a unique setting to provide a life changing education for the children of East London.

We believe we will succeed in this mission through a relentless focus on the basic functions of a high performing school:

Unified leadership and alignment behind a powerful mission.
Exemplary student behaviour.
A well-taught, unapologetically academic education for all children.
Regular opportunities for character development.
Every member of our school community is a leader. We believe that leadership does not have to be macho or at the expense of others. Our values of GRACE help us to achieve success in a collegiate and sustainable way:

Growth – the belief that we can always improve and that feedback from others is essential for our development.
Responsibility – we own our decisions and recognise when we need to put things right or make a change.
Ambition – the belief that access to the top grades, the best universities and elite careers are available for our children.
Compassion – we are kind to others and grateful for what we have.
Excellence – we prioritise doing the basics well day after day, so we build habits that lead to success.
The school joined the Harris Federation in September 2022. The Harris Federation is the most successful large multi-academy trust in the UK and the only large trust where disadvantaged students secured a positive progress score in 2022. We are hugely proud of the work we do to support the most vulnerable children in the UK. The Federation has made a significant financial investment in the Academy, with upgrades to Sixth Form provision, buildings and IT. The Federation subject consultants provide industry leading support to middle leaders to deliver the best education possible for all children across the Federation.

If you are aligned, driven and committed to doing what works, this is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation undergoing rapid transformation.

Arranging a visit to Harris Science Academy East London

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@harrisscienceeastlondon.org.uk.

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