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    2 August 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£8,000.19 - £8,018.36 Annually (Actual) Kent Range 4 £23,338-23,391 FTE

Attendance Support job summary

Attendance Support

Chantry Community Primary School

Salary: Kent Range 4

£8,000.19-£8,018.36 (Actual)

Hours: 15 Hours Per Week, Term Time Only

Required: ASAP

Fixed Term for 12 Months

You will support the Office Manager to promote the excellent levels of attendance and punctuality across the school by developing and maintaining effective monitoring systems to identify trends and highlight concerns. You will also support the Office Manager with the implementation of initiatives to improve attendance and engage with pupils and their families and promote a culture of positive attendance and punctuality. Additionally, the role will involve undertaking home visits and forming good relationships with families to prevent barriers to attendance.

This is a fixed term position which is linked to funding, therefore if the funding is stopped the role will cease.

Key Responsibilities:

To be involved with maintaining all pupil attendance records and ensuring that student information is accurate and up to date.

To assist, when necessary, with the ‘first day’ calls to establish reasons for pupil absence.

From 10am carry out home visits to pupils who are absent as directed by the Office Manager, focusing on pupils who are absent without consent and carrying out welfare checks on those who are absent regularly.

Supporting the pupils to come into school even when they have not arrived on time by providing transport into school, utilizing your own vehicle to do so.

To undertake/be aware of Safeguarding checks.

To support the Office Manager with the development and delivery of attendance initiatives.

To assist with the daily absence communications with parents and carers as well as developing strong and effective relationships with parents and carers.

To work with the Office Manager when required to cover any areas of administrative need when required.

To support the main school with any first aid incidents when required.

To communicate information to the Headteacher, Office Manager and the Senior Family Liaison Officer.

Work with families and pupils to identify barriers to attendance primarily through home visits and some meeting arranged in the school.

Provide additional support to families where this may improve attendance to school.

Chantry Community Academy is a primary school based in Gravesend, Kent and is part of the Beyond Trust. The Trust believes in the importance of core values that support our staff’s well-being and growth. We want our staff to have a good balance between work and life, receive recognition and praise for their efforts, and feel empowered to make decisions.

Amongst the many benefits of working for us you will receive:

Beyond Trust values

Free Private Healthcare Cover

Care First – Employee Assistance Programme

Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust

Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing

A supportive environment

Free Flu Vaccination

Flexible working

Timetabled and purposeful CPD

Subsidised Gym Membership

Free car parking

Access to the National College*

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call the HR Department on 01634 861596 email hr@beyondschools.co.uk who can arrange this for you.

The Trust is also committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of school life. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other characteristic. We celebrate the diversity of our school community and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, safe and able to achieve their full potential. We believe that this approach not only supports our students to achieve their best, but also prepares them for life in a diverse and interconnected world. If you share our commitment to equality and diversity, we welcome your application to join our team.

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 Chantry Community Primary School

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

Chantry Community Academy, part of the Skills for Life Trust, is an academy that likes to celebrate success at every level, encouraging a thirst for learning that continues with pupils throughout their future school experiences and lives. The life of the Academy is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating.

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