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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    19 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 March 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Overall Purpose of the Post

To provide operational and administrative support to promote whole school attendance

strategies in order to improve attendance levels and reduce persistent absence, in line with

academy targets under the supervision of the Attendance Manager/Education Welfare Officer.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

 To discuss reasons for absence with parents/carers, offering support and challenge

where appropriate;

 To hold discussions and meetings with students, either individuals or groups, regarding

attendance and to mentor individual students where appropriate;

 To respond to parental enquiries/complaints regarding attendance concerns;

 To send out appropriate correspondence to parents/carers regarding absence and


 To identify concerns and discuss attendance issues with the appropriate member of

academy staff;

 To undertake home visits to address concerns regarding student absence;

 To undertake ‘Late Gate’ patrol each morning. To monitor late arrivals to the academy

and identify appropriate intervention, including student conversations, calls to parents

and meetings in school;

 To prepare attendance data for monitoring, reports etc. To present data, reports and

information at staff briefings, SLT meetings and assemblies;

 To maintain the academy’s registration and attendance management information system,

together with the daily automated system to contact parents/carers regarding absent or

late students;

 To present attendance awards to individuals, VMGs and in assemblies. To manage

systems for incentives and maintain displays;

 To prepare and minute information for School Attendance Panels as required;

 To process referrals for Fixed Penalty Notices as required;

 To publicise attendance information through a variety of channels – website, VMG,

newsletter, etc.;

 Attend and participate in meetings as required;

What the school offers its staff

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS - WHAT DO WE OFFER AS AN EMPLOYER?Outwood Grange Academies Trust supports colleagues by funding an extensive range of accredited training courses and apprenticeship opportunities up to Masters level. We also offer:Your starting salary with annual increments plus inflation linked increases. The starting salary within the grade advertised will be dependent upon your experience. You will also receive:

  • A comprehensive induction and training process
  • Automatic enrolment into an increasingly rare and valuable defined Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution rates
  • Flexible family friendly policies from day one
  • Enhanced occupational benefits available (such as maternity, adoption and parental leave) with no qualifying period
  • Holidays: A minimum of 25 days plus bank holidays (this increases with length of service)
  • A range of working patterns are available dependant upon the role

Automatic enrolment into our Employee Assistance Programme which gives you and your family members free access to:

  • Specialist information on a wide range of work-life issues
  • Emotional support and counselling for a wide range of personal and work issues
  • Legal guidance
  • Financial guidance and debt counselling
  • Child and dependent care support and advice
  • Support for managers

We are also a wellbeing employer with a dedicated wellbeing policy and menopause policy along with menopause champions based in our academies. Other benefits include:

  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee discounts such as competitively priced Synergy Car Leasing
  • Access to various discount sites

Commitment to safeguarding

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and checks regarding suitability to work with children.
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About Outwood Academy Bydales

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
807 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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It is an absolute pleasure to work at our Academy. We are privileged to work in a beautiful setting, with wonderful children and staff, We are a close knit community where the traditional values of kindness, and hard work are at the heart of who we are. Our children value their education and are proud of our academy. In a learning environment where teachers are ‘masters of their craft’, Ofsted 2018, our dedicated staff are deeply committed to providing the highest quality educational experiences for all our children. We are passionate about ‘getting it right’ for our children, ensuring they are equipped with everything they need to succeed and thrive in life, we understand who our children are and seek to bring out the best in them by having the highest of expectations of each and everyone. We are a successful and oversubscribed academy where staff are passionate, optimistic and tenacious in going the extra mile for our children. Teaching staff have an unwavering desire to teach the best of what has been thought and said in their particular area of expertise and through their enthusiasm they inspire appreciation, ambition and achievement in our children. It is exciting to be part of the team at Bydales, they are a very loyal, successful, hardworking and talented team of individuals that work together in a culture of inclusivity, that is underpinned by equity and fairness. All staff are experts in their respective fields and have a continued desire to be so, they invest time and energy refining their practice. It is an absolute privilege to be part of the team at Bydales, the behaviour and attitudes of our children allow us to deliver the highest quality of education and care. Staff are obsessive about attaining the HIGHEST STANDARDS to enhance children's life chances, they work together and value the part they each play in every child’s individual learning journey. Our children learn in a climate that is safe, calm, caring, purposeful and scholarly. Our staff encourage enquiring minds and a joy of learning to ensure students thrive. Our leaders are experts in their field, they enthuse endlessly about their respective areas - day to day – passing on their passion to colleagues and students respectively. They expect the best and nothing less, leading with compassion and kindness, they are the change they want to see. Teachers feel valued and supported in their continual strive for excellent T&L. Leaders are selfless (system 5 leaders) they demonstrate personal humility and indomitable will, working towards the same goal, the Trust vision of raising standards and transforming lives. ‘Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.’ George Eliot

Arranging a visit to Outwood Academy Bydales

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email s.clayton@bydales.outwood.com.

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