Senior Attendance Officer

Location Oldham
Discipline: Cover People UK
Job type: ANYTHING
Contact name: Rachael Pheasey
Contact email:
Job ref: J10818
Published: 3 days ago
Senior Attendance Officer – Oldham I am currently looking for an experienced attendance officer to start as soon as possible to cover a long-term sickness absence at an academy in Oldham. The Job Monday to Friday 8am – 3.50pm Full responsibility for attendance across the large 11-16 academy Must be fully conversant and competent with attendance and truancy legislation and system for monitoring and reporting. Must be familiar with SIMS attendance programmes The role includes • Contacting students and parents regarding attendance, lateness or persistence absence from school • Update school records, analyse attendance data and provide reports to senior managers and other professionals. Disseminate information, both internally and externally, in a timely fashion. • Meet with school staff, pupils and parents to establish the reasons for non attendance/poor punctuality and agree a plan with appropriate strategies and timescales to tackle the issues. • Make contact with the families in response to allocated referrals through home visits and/or meetings in school. • Liaise with the Education Welfare Officer. Prepare the appropriate paperwork and present information as required to enable the school to meet its obligations and statutory responsibilities. This will include requesting penalty fine notices, and, if appropriate, the completion of Common Assessment Form (CAF) referrals. • Be fully aware of and carry out all work in line with Child Protection /Safeguarding Procedures. • Liaise and work with external organisations as required. • Keep accurate, clear and concise records of all interventions and consultations and update information on the school’s attendance system. • Maintain a good working knowledge of the statutory framework and any policies and procedures relating to school attendance, child employment, child protection and special needs etc. in order to be able to offer informed advice to parents, school staff and others. • Liaise with Pastoral Support and advice on all matters relating to attendance and where necessary take a lead role in developing work processes to improve school attendance. The school 11-16 Academy in Oldham Improving school working to regain its former Good Status Excellent facilities for teaching and learning Headteacher with a clear vision for the school's development A supportive positive working environment for trainee teachers Easily accessible by bus and car The benefits Immediate start ongoing role Supportive Senior Leadership team Competitive Pay rates Initially on a temporary basis with a view to a permanent role. All candidates are subject to standard safeguarding and employment checks including a face to face interview ( currently by video call) and DBS checks. Cover People are acting as an employment business on behalf of the school for this vacancy. For further information, please call Rachael on 0161 505 0439