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School Attendance Officer

School Attendance Officer

  • Location

    Camden, London

  • Sector:

    Secondary Education

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  • Contact:

    Zeki Mehmet

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    about 1 month ago

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Attendance Officer/ASAP Start/Camden

We have an exciting opportunity at one of our secondary schools based in the London borough of Camden

This role is likely to suit an individual looking to develop in a school environment with attendance related experience.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the Management and Development of attendance and punctuality policies
  • Daily monitoring and follow-up of attendance and punctuality
  • Participating on late desk and follow up detentions to be issued for those students late to the school
  • Texting parents/carers of students absent at agreed time and record reasons for absence if given
  • Daily monitoring and early calls on the attendance of children in care or students on the vulnerable list as a priority
  • Sending letters to parents regarding attendance matters
  • Ensuring the smooth operation of the computerised registration system
  • Ensuring daily attendance information is entered accurately
  • Preparing and distributing attendance and punctuality certificates
  • Signing students in and out of the school outside normal start and finish times
  • Liaising with the Educational Welfare Officer to ensure prompt, consistent and rigorous intervention with poor attendance
  • Dealing efficiently and effectively with referrals on attendance concern
  • Alerting the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and making recommendations as to how these may be resolved
  • Attending all appropriate meetings and organising fortnightly meetings with Faculty Directors to review faculty attendance figures and action taken

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualifications to degree standard or equivalent
  • Sound Knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Knowledge of SIMS system for input and export of student attendance data
  • Knowledge of attendance policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of a range of attendance codes and when they can be used
  • Three years' experience of working in an inner-city school or educational establishment
  • Experience of meeting with parents/carers formally and informally
  • Experience of managing attendance systems, this to include completing weekly, half termly and annual reports as requested in liaison with Assistant Principal
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Experience of working with young people, including those with challenging behaviour

If you are interested in hearing more information about this position, please contact Zeki at Remedy Education