School Attendance Officer (Birches Head High School)

Birches Head High School, Birches Head Road, Hanley,Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Level 6 pro rata
14 May 2018
22 May 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Salary pro rata to term time only
Actual salary £17,582 - £20,217)

We are keen to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced School Attendance Officer from earliest available date. The position is offered as a full-time (37 hours per week), term time only post.

The purpose of the appointed person will be to take a leading role in raising achievement by improving school attendance through;

* Providing a specialist service to assist the school in meeting their obligations and targets in relation to school attendance, especially persistent absence.
* Promoting positive attitudes by students and families towards education and to ensure that parents are made fully aware of their statutory responsibilities.
* Establishing and developing a professional service to support the school in raising attendance, investigating persistent absences and improving punctuality.
* Building appropriate relationships through unsupervised contact with families in their own homes and elsewhere.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and families. The role includes attendance data tracking and the provision of attendance data to senior staff and external agencies so good ICT skills are also a requirement, together with excellent written and oral communication skills.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to fulfil this important post please visit the school website to download the information and an application form at
Alternatively, please telephone the school on 01782 233595 for an information pack. CVs submitted without a completed application form will not be accepted.

Completed applications should be addressed to Miss R Leyland, Office Manager, Birches Head Academy, Birches Head Road, Birches Head, Stoke on Trent, ST2 8DD or emailed to

Closing Date 9am Tuesday 22th May 2018  

DBS Checks This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Amendment Order 1986 and, as such, it will be necessary for a Submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions. Click here for further information.  

Asylum and Immigration To comply with Asylum and Immigration legislation you will be required (if appointed) to provide one or more documents from the Immigration Act 2006 - List A and B. You must provide proof of current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and valid permission to do the type of work offered. Further information is available at:

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