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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    6 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £24,294.00 Annually (FTE) 12.5 hours per week - pro rota

Attendance Officer - Level 4 job summary

The St Bart's Multi Academy Trust, in partnership with Governors, staff and children of Longford Primary Academy are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our hard working and committed team.

The position is temporary in the first instance and will be reviewed at the end of the academic year, in line with school needs.

At Longford Primary Academy our children come first. High expectations, mutual trust and respect are underpinned by a warm, supportive ethos. In the best interests of our children we work very closely with our partner Academies. The successful candidate will be working alongside a team of caring, enthusiastic, dedicated staff, who are well-supported by their Senior Leadership Team.

Job Purpose:

  • To manage refurbishment, expansion and other building advancements in terms of bidding, strategic planning, procuring and implementing building projects within the academies
  • To manage pupil attendance records and monitor of pupil attendance
  • To manage attendance processes in line with statutory responsibilities
  • To maintain accurate attendance records and report on attendance and contribute to strategies that improve attendance
  • To deal with enquiries and queries from parents
  • To liaise with staff, students, parents, colleagues across the Trust and multi-agency partners to ensure that attendance processes are accurate and fit for purpose
  • To proactively challenge students and parents where students are not present, not on time or not in lesson to ensure that all learning opportunities are maximised.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The post holder will:

  • Manage and deliver the attendance process by providing accurate student information regarding daily attendance.
  • Through managing the attendance process record and provide information and data regarding punctuality.
  • Manage attendance records throughout the day, ensuring systems are set up to accurately capture information on student movement.
  • Ensure that registers are taken every lesson throughout the day and follow up any non-attendance. This will involve reporting and liaising with Senior Leadership to report where there are issues with errors with the registration process.
  • To take responsibility for accurately maintaining registers for statutory reporting processes.
  • Effectively and efficiently providing data driven attendance reports on a daily, weekly and termly basis.
  • To develop attendance monitoring and reporting systems that support improvements in student attendance and ensure staff have access to relevant information.
  • To act as first point of contact with parents. This involves taking absence calls and contacting parents to seek further information on student absence.
  • To deal with parental enquiries, which can be challenging conversations and, occasionally, in difficult circumstances.
  • To develop strong working relationships with the pastoral team, to identify and support student absence issues.
  • To attend parental meetings, where required, to support student attendance improvements.
  • To ensure that issues of attendance and admissions comply with the relevant equality, safeguarding and education legislation.
  • To take responsibility for the records of all student movement. This includes those admitted to the academy, transferring to other schools and educated off-site and liaising with all relevant staff to ensure students are correctly on roll.
  • To develop active partnerships with agencies to promote attendance and admissions strategies e.g. Local Authority, Government Agencies, Health and Children’s Services, voluntary groups and parent/carer organisations.
  • To keep up to date around national initiatives and good practice as it relates to attendance and admissions strategies.
  • When required, provide support for the student admissions appeal process, in liaison with the Local Authority and in line with the Trust’s policy and legislation.
  • To provide information, advice and guidance (both internally and externally), and answer routine queries from internal and external enquirers, in line with the Trust’s policies and attendance procedures.
  • You may also be asked to support home visits. Home visits are generally conducted with another member of the pastoral team.
  • Support health and safety and safeguarding procedures by ensuring paper copes of registers are available in the event of systems failures.
  • To take a proactive approach to supporting student attendance, this may include ad hoc tasks such as duties, patrolling areas of the school at key times or other ways of supporting the pastoral team with ensuring students are present in all possible lessons.
  • To complete casework relating to penalty notice referrals and prosecution to the LA.

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.

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About Longford Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
305 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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