Attendance Support Officer (two posts)

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

2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    12 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

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  • Hours of Work – Monday to Thursday 8am – 2pm Friday 8am – 3.30pm 31 hours per week

Contract type

Fixed term (Fixed term until 31st August 2023)

Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

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

Actual salary

Actual annual starting salary: £14,362 per annum

Attendance Support Officer (two posts) job summary

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 2022. 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 Friday 20th May 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

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 Friday 20th May 2022

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About Lord Grey Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1449 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact email
hr@lordgrey.org.uk
Contact phone number
01908626110

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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