Attendance Officer

Posted 06 June 2024
Salary £17 - £18 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Secondary Education
Contact NameCarly Walters

Job description

Are you looking for a new school job where you can make an impact on the well-being and learning journey of pupils?

Do you have excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as a passion for working with children and their families?

If so, you might be the perfect candidate for our Attendance Support Officer role based in Wandsworth, South West London.

Your new role

We are looking for a highly motivated and suitably experienced school staff member to help and promote excellent attendance, reduce levels of absence and work with pupils and families to achieve a positive attendance culture.

You will be working within the attendance and pastoral team and going out into the community on a daily basis. Communicating with families directly to promote the importance of a positive attendance culture and the impact that has on a child's learning journey.

This is a full-time temporary position for at least a term and will be reviewed on a termly basis.

While the above is the main focus on this job role, you may also be expected to support with the below;

  • Work with the school to reduce persistent absence.
  • Answer and record absence messages via phone, email and text.
  • Schedule and attend meetings, take minutes which will need to be recorded on the appropriate platforms.
  • Monitor and record the outcomes of plans with parents/pupils to improve attendance; maintain efficient notes.
  • You may be asked to send regular attendance and punctuality information to key staff in school.
  • When appropriate, refer students for additional support.
  • Completion of all necessary documentation, including any referrals to external agencies such as Early Help, CAMHS and the Local Authority.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Previous experience in a school environment
  • Knowledge of SIMS or other school management systems (desirable but not essential)
  • A friendly and helpful attitude with a calm and supportive manner
  • A high level of confidentiality and discretion
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Access to a car would be preferable to reach some families not local to the school - expenses will be given.

What you'll get in return

  • You will be paid a competitive daily wage, based on your experience.
  • You will accrue holiday pay with the option to take it at any point of the year.
  • You will receive free and up to date online safeguarding training.
  • You will also have a consultant available to you who will support you throughout your role.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this school support role in Wandsworth, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now on, 0208 418 1390

If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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