Vacancy for Attendance Officer
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Fixed Term, 12 months
Grade 5 SCP 7-11 FTE £22,369 - £24,054 pay award pending
Actual Annual Salary £19,309 - £21,233 pay award pending
We are a Multi Academy Trust comprising of six secondary schools and one primary school, with over 750 employees and over 5,500 students, based in Dudley and Staffordshire in the West Midlands.
At Invictus we are values driven and as such believe ‘anything is possible’. We support learners to share the same ethos; young people who are most vulnerable are supported to flourish and experience success.
We are seeking a Attendance Officer who will working with all stakeholders to ensure students attend school each and every day, in addition, contribute to the improvement of attendance processes and procedures. You will be supported by a team of dedicated support staff and leaders in a joint approach to secure the best academic outcomes for young people.
This is a full time position based in well-equipped and well-resourced learning environments. If you are resilient, hardworking, and organised we would welcome your application to join the ‘dream team'.
Working under guidance of the Learning Manager the successful candidate will provide both academic and pastoral support to students to overcome barriers to learning in order to achieve excellent outcomes both academic and pastoral. A feature of this role will be supporting school avoidance and raising attendance amongst the cohort.
Regular duties would include:
- Track and monitor attendance of young people and take steps to address persistent absence of students.
- Liaise with parents and carers regarding achievement, attendance and conduct. This extends to home visits as and when required.
- Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate restorative practice strategies including restorative conversations to resolve conflict. Ensuring positive relationships with both students and parent/carers.
- Deliver attendance sessions, topical workshops and 1-2-1 interventions to groups of young people.
- Support teaching staff by preparing assessments, tasks and resources for lessons including the deliverance of tailored strategies to assist students who have SEND.
- Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, positive conduct, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection. Reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
- Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the appropriate staff, to support achievement and progress of pupils.
- Implement planned supervision of pupils during lunchtimes.
- Assist in organising enrichment visits that support the alternative provision curriculum offer.
- Supervise pupils on visits, expeditions and residential experiences.
You will need to be/have;
- Knowledge and experience of supporting students within KS3/ 4 secondary curricula.
- An understanding of interventions/ approaches to engaging with young people who are disenfranchised with education.
- A patient and caring approach. Resilient and positive in the face of challenging situations.
- An awareness of the barriers to learning experienced by young people who are at risk of permanent exclusion from school.
- A sound awareness of safeguarding issues and related reporting, monitoring and recording procedures.
- Be a visible presence in our alternative provisions ensuring our daily/lessons routines are embedded.
- Understanding of the value of taking a restorative approach to behaviour management; avoiding punitive measures.
For an informal discussion about this post, please call Chris Bennett on 01384 686607.
Closing date: Wednesday 22nd November 2023 9am
We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
Interviews due to take place: To be confirmed
In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, as a part of our recruitment process we will carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to identify any comment, image or other content that could cause reputational damage to the trust and/or give rise to a safeguarding concern. If we discover anything during our searches this will be passed onto the recruitment manager and discussed during interview.
We are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and expect all Staff and Volunteers to share this commitment. All necessary Safeguarding checks will be undertaken which must have satisfactory outcomes, otherwise the conditional job offer may be withdrawn. Details of the checks that will be undertake can be found at: Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2023 – KCSIE 2023
This role has been assessed as working in regulated activity and is subject to an Enhanced DBS plus Children’s Barred List Check.
It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:
Positions at the school are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to a post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). DBS Filtering guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website.
As a Trust we are committed to ensuring that throughout our recruitment and selection process, no applicant will be disadvantaged or discriminated against because of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.