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    1 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 February 2024

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Full-time equivalent salary

£18,582.84 - £19,552.08 Annually (Actual) Pending pay increase 1st April 2024

Attendance Officer job summary

This is a term time only plus one week appointment.

Purpose of the role

The Attendance Officer will work with students, parents, carers, families and key staff in the academy to improve attendance, behaviour and performance. Monitor and use a variety of strategies to promote excellent attendance and reduce levels of absence working specifically with persistent absentees and potential CME.

Key Responsibilities

Ensuring all registers are completed correctly on Go4Schools and are kept up-to-date.

Monitoring the input of students that are late to lessons and absences onto Go4Schools.

Update SIMS with information received from form tutors and Head of Years.

Identify poor attenders in liaison with Heads of Years and Form Tutors and monitor their attendance to the Academy and in lessons.

Generate reports relating to attendance.

Play a key role in the monitoring of persistent absentees.

Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Promote the importance of good attendance across the academy through a range of strategies: assemblies/rewards/letters home etc.

Work with individual/groups of students and their parents, carers and families to improve attendance, behavior and/or performance alongside a range of school staff to help plan strategies and deliver interventions to address individual pupil issues, adhering to procedures and systems and undertake the necessary administration.

Liaise with the exams officer ensuring that any missing students are chased.

To undertake home and school visits as necessary.

To assist with the identification of students who will receive support in improving their attendance record.

To check and remind any necessary staff to complete registers.

To ensure all unexplained absences are accounted for or send letter requesting an explanation.

To assist and check records prior to the census to ensure school attendance is accurate and up to date.

To maintain and update all necessary records, compiling returns as appropriate.

To provide updates for staff on student attendance.

Undertake first day contact with parents/carers. Follow up lack of response to first day contact and other contacts by home visiting or meeting parent/carers in school.

Analyse and monitor relevant data to identify trends and issues and to ensure a proactive response, escalating as necessary.

Attend meetings with the EWO and any other relevant agencies.

Implement action plans with parents/carers and monitor and report on progress and achievements.

Advising on effective family support for school staff and families and disseminate good practice.

Facilitate the academy punctuality policy in organising year/group detentions, phoning home.

May prepare/make available resources for parents/carers and families.

General responsibilities

To have due regard at all times to the Academy’s policies, organisation and arrangements for Health & Safety at Work.

To provide First Aid when needed.

To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the academy.

To undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as the Principal may from time to time reasonably determine.


All staff are part of a whole Academy team. Each individual is required to support the values and ethos of the Academy. This will mean focusing on the needs of colleagues, parents and students and being flexible in a busy pressurised environment.

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive, and the school may require the post holder to undertake duties commensurate with the level of the role. As part of your wider duties and responsibilities, you are required to promote and actively support the academy’s responsibilities towards safeguarding.

The Trust expect that employees deal with people politely and tactfully, communicating with colleagues both formally and informally, modelling the Academy’s Code of Conduct and the equality policy objectives.


An enhanced disclosure and barring check will be a requirement for this post

In return, we will offer you:

  • Professional development
  • Support from a high performing team
  • An academy which is focused on supporting the well-being of staff
  • Access to employee benefit scheme

Ormiston Endeavour Academy is a member of the Ormiston Academies Trust, and together we are committed to ensuring that all students are given the opportunity to succeed in education and in life.

You are welcome to contact us for an informal chat or to arrange a visit. Please contact c.wilkinson@oeacademy.co.uk

Full details of the post and application pack are available on the school website found at: www.ormistonendeavouracademy.co.uk

Ormiston Endeavour Academy is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

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 Ormiston Endeavour Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
557 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Ormiston Endeavour Academy is a Key Stage 3 and 4 (Yrs 7 - 11) secondary school with academy status located in Ipswich in the English county of Suffolk.

The school is sponsored by the Ormiston Academies Trust.

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