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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

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27971.49 - 29260.87

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Attendance Officer job summary

Job TitleDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Attendance Officer

E-ACT Braintcroft Academy | Success in everything we do! 

Success is at the heart of everything we do at E-ACT Braintcroft Academy. Through a combination of high standards, dedicated teaching, and a supportive community, we inspire our students to excel in academics and beyond.  

Experience the journey to success with us: https://braintcroftacademy.e-act.org.uk 


The Role:

E-ACT Braintcroft Academy is currently seeking a full time Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/Attendance Officer to commence employment in September 2024 ready for the new academic year. The purpose of this role is to provide a specialist service to the Academy to ensure attendance strategies are effectively implemented and all our students are safe.


Key responsibilities: 

Reporting to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), this post holder will be accountable for: 

  • Contributing to raising achievement by improving pupils’ attendance and punctuality
  • Lead and manage attendance strategies and supporting procedures throughout the Academy
  • Establish reasons for non-attendance, make assessments and agree plans to facilitate a return to school using appropriate strategies within specified timescales
  • Carry out home visits (or other relevant locations) to identify reasons impacting adversely on pupil attendance and punctuality
  • Provide accurate and timely regular analysis and evaluation of data to SLT, DSL and other relevant colleagues on attendance and punctuality issues, intervention and outcomes.
  • Make referrals to outside agencies as appropriate ensuring all relevant documentation is completed, accurate and provided in a timely manner


Pay range:  

 Scale Point range 15-18 plus INNER (actual salary £27,971.49 - £29,260.87, Full Time Equivalent £31,803-£33,269)

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Degree in relevant subject (desirable)
  • Maths & English GCSE (minimum grade 4 or equivalent)
  • Relevant safeguarding qualification and/or training
  • Knowledge of attendance improvement strategies
  • Experience of leading attendance management in a school environment 

For full details of the role please see the attached job description and person specification.


What are we about? 

Strategic Vision: We firmly believe that coming from a disadvantaged background should not determine your future, and our ‘Opening Minds, Opening Doors’ (OMOD) strategy is about creating the conditions where children, young people and staff can thrive.  

Outstanding Leadership: Leadership is the key to unlocking exceptional outcomes for our team and the communities we engage with. We lead by example, fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. 

Inclusive Excellence: We are developing a people-first culture, celebrating the diversity of our team and the broader community. Co-construct the essence of an extraordinary workplace that values and leverages the unique contributions of each team member. 

System Leadership: Our ambition is to transform the lives of individuals and communities across the trust. We are though leaders on topics important to our communities and offer sector wide support to drive change. 

National Collaboration: Our exceptional team members share, and problem solve together across all functions. You will have the opportunity to share your skills, hear from experts and work with staff across the country to develop your practice.   

About E-ACT: 

Join a trust that is going places! 

Having recently won MAT of the Year 2023 at both the MAT Excellence Awards and National School Awards, this is a very exciting time to join us! Why do we feel we have been recognised as a strong MAT? It is down to our dedicated, talented staff that are committed in delivering nothing but excellence for all of our children and young people.  

We all pride ourselves in fostering a people-first culture, which extends to all our pupils, staff, and stakeholders. We are proud to lead a community of 29 academies, educating of over 18,000 pupils across our five core hubs. Our staff satisfaction is above national benchmarks and we run a range of projects and programmes to address key topics such as workload and wellbeing. 

Our Opening Minds, Opening Doors strategy is at the forefront of everything we do, we don’t just prepare our pupils for the world; we equip them to thrive and succeed within it. Through our collaborative approach to education, we aim to open doors to a world of opportunities, where every child can pursue their dreams. 

Want to be a part of something extraordinary? Find out more at www.e-act.org.uk 


Collaborative Working: Thrive in an environment that values teamwork and collaboration, fostering a culture of shared knowledge and collective success. 

Support System of 29 Academies: Be part of a network of 29 academies, providing a dedicated support system and opportunities for professional growth and collaboration. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Access to confidential counselling services, providing emotional support and guidance when needed. 

Cycle to Work: Enjoy a healthy commute with our cycle-to-work programme, making bicycles more affordable. 

Electric Car Scheme: Take advantage of our environmentally friendly initiative, making electric vehicles more accessible for a sustainable and efficient commute. 

Generous Pension: Secure your future with a robust pension plan, ensuring financial well-being during retirement. 

Holiday Entitlement: Enjoy 31 days annual leave plus statutory Bank Holidays. 


How to apply: 

Simply click 'Apply Now' at the top of this page!


Please read the supporting documentation carefully before completing and returning our application and equal opportunities form. 


E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references. 

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

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 Braintcroft E-ACT Primary Academy

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

School location

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