Attendance Support Officer

Lord Grey Academy, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK3 6EW

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (Fixed Term until 31st August 2023)

Annual or full time equivalent salary

Tove Learning Trust Band F - £20,043 – £20,444

Actual salary

Actual annual starting salary: £14,362 per annum

Attendance Support Officer job summary

ATTENDANCE SUPPORT OFFICER
Fixed term position until 31st August 2023

Hours of Work – Monday to Thursday 8am – 2pm / Friday 8am – 3.30pm .
31 hours per week
39 weeks per year - Term time plus training days

Tove Learning Trust Band F - £20,043 – £20,444
Actual annual starting salary: £14,362 per annum

Lord Grey Academy is an exciting and vibrant learning community where students enjoy great success in and outside of the classroom. Lord Grey Academy is popular and is the first choice school locally. We have a strong focus on academic achievement throughout the school and develop our young people to be independent and resilient learners. Lord Grey Academy joined Tove Leaning Trust in 2018.

We require a talented and committed Attendance Support Officer to join the attendance team in this vibrant and exciting school on a fixed term basis until 31st August 2023. This is a new post at Lord Grey Academy supporting a pilot project to work with our families to help students improve their attendance. Since the beginning of the pandemic, students have had disrupted school attendance due to lockdowns and partial school closures. As a result, there is an increase of students who are finding it difficult to get back to school every day. There are also students who are finding attending every day difficult due to emotionally based school absence and we want to work with those individuals to get them back to school as soon as possible with help from our Attendance Support Officers.

The successful candidate would be able to work comfortably with a number of students and their families as we seek to embed good attendance habits. The post holder will need to be able to forge excellent links with key families, including hard to reach families, and with a range of pastoral staff. A good eye for data will be important to identify trends and patterns of attendance. There will be a requirement to liaise with other service providers such as Milton Keynes Council, the Police and Social Services. The successful postholders will spend part of Fridays in the school supporting the Student Services department

The majority of the role will involve carrying out home visits, to speak to students and parents and, where appropriate, to bring the students into school.

Home visits and the ability to drive the minibus are required. You must have a clean driving licence and access to a reliable means of transport in order to carry out your daily duties. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

A candidate information booklet and application form are available on the vacancies section of Lord Grey Academy’s website:
http://www.lordgrey.org.uk/general-information/vacancies/

Please note the application form is available on the right hand side of the above link.

Completed application form and covering letter should be submitted to Human Resources at Lord Grey or emailed to hr@lordgrey.org.uk by 9am on Monday 27th June 2022.

Only successfully short listed candidates will be contacted.

Join an Academy on a rapid journey of improvement as part of a highly supportive and growing MAT. Lord Grey joined Tove Learning Trust in April 2018 and is situated in Bletchley on the outskirts of the growing city of Milton Keynes. The right candidate will join us on our exciting journey to providing a great education for our amazing students as we prepare them for adult life. There is a great team to work with who are already on the path to making changes that will shape the future of the Academy.

Tove Learning Trust
The trust is committed to ensuring that all students achieve as highly as possible and we work hard to offer stimulating environments that enable every learner to progress and flourish. We have a small central team and a committed Board of Trustees that are focused on delivering outstanding outcomes. We aim to have academies that are excellent communities of learning where students thrive on success. There are seven secondary schools and one primary school in this growing Trust.

The school is committed to safeguarding children. The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check.

Applying for the job

Please read through the information in the pack carefully and please do not hesitate to contact the Academy if you would like to arrange a pre application visit – we strongly welcome this! If you cannot make a visit, then please feel to phone us to talk about the post.

The application form can be found on the vacancies section of Lord Grey Academy’s website:
http://www.lordgrey.org.uk/general-information/vacancies/ Please note the application form is available on the right hand side of the above link.

You should ensure that you complete all sections of the application form. There is a space on the form titled Support of Application and in here you should explain how your experience will help you to carry out the job that you have applied for and how you think you meet the criteria in the person specification. This section should be no more than 1 side of A4.

Completed application form and covering letter should be submitted to Human Resources at Lord Grey or emailed to hr@lordgrey.org.uk by 9am on Monday 27th June 2022.

Only successfully short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Lord Grey Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1449 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact email
hr@lordgrey.org.uk
Contact phone number
01908 626110

Lord Grey Academy is an exciting and vibrant learning community where students enjoy great success in and outside of the classroom. Our Academy motto: Lord Grey Can is important to us as we prepare our students for successful adult lives in an increasingly competitive world.

Lord Grey Academy is popular and is the first choice school locally. We have a strong focus on academic achievement throughout the school and develop our young people to be independent and resilient learners. We are immensely proud of our inclusive ethos and of the positive relationships that we build with parents and the local community. We believe that all students can achieve.

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