Lead Attendance Officer

Ormiston Forge Academy
Cradley Heath, West Midlands
Grade 6
12 May 2022
06 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Term time

Lead Attendance Officer

Place: Ormiston Forge Academy, Wrights Lane, Cradley Heath, West Midlands. B64 6QU. Telephone: 01384 566598
Email: information@oatforge.co.uk

Deadline for applications: Monday 6th June 2022 at 4.00pm

Interviews to be held: w/c 13th June 2022

Start date: September 2022

Salary: Grade 6 (SCP 20-25) range £22,646-£25,770 per annum (pro-rata salary shown)

Total hours per week: 37

Weeks per year: 39 (term-time plus  5 training days)

Contract type: Permanent (subject to 6 months probationary period)


If you are someone who is passionate about their job, enjoys working with young people and is determined to make a real difference to the children, then this could be the role for you.    

We are looking for an outstanding Lead Attendance Officer to provide a specialist service to help the academy to raise achievement by improving academy attendance and punctuality.  We are seeking to employ staff who have a thirst to develop young people and build teams committed to academic and pastoral success. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in influencing positive learning outcomes for our students.

You must have previous experience of working to improve attendance in a school environment and have a solid understanding of SIMS system.  You must be able to not only work effectively within a team but also have the ability to drive and motivate others to achieve success for our students.

See Job Description for further information.

Qualifications required

To be considered for the post you must have achieved a minimum of GCSE Grade A to C (or equivalent) passes in maths and English.


  • Further education/higher education level qualification
  • Level 3 safeguarding certificate


  • Excellent knowledge of SIMS system.
  • Excellent communication skills and organisational skills.
  • A relentless approach to raising standards of attendance and punctuality.

For further information please refer to the Job Description or for an informal discussion contact Geraldine Butler on 01384 566598 or email: geraldine.butler@oatforge.co.uk


How to apply:

Visit us online at www.oatcareers.co.uk where you can find further information and details on how to apply. Please note that CV’s are not accepted.


The appointment will be subject to employment checks including identity, Right To Work, 2 satisfactory references, medical clearance and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check with Children’s Barred list check included.

Ormiston Forge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Compulsory Declaration of any Convictions, Cautions or Reprimands, Warnings or Bind-overs. It is the academy’s policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose any previous ‘unspent’ criminal convictions and any cautions which have not expired, or any pending prosecutions. In addition, the job you are applying for is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions order 1975) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) and are not subject to disclosure to employers on DBS certificates and cannot be taken into account. Guidance on the filtering of “protected” cautions and convictions which do not need to be disclosed by a job applicant can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website. 

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