Attendance Officer


Attendance Officer
Job Reference
Esteem North Academy
Closing Date


Attendance Officer
Weeks Per Year
Esteem North Academy
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary

Advert Details

Job Title: Attendance Officer
Location: The successful candidate will have a nominated base for mileage purposes but will be expected to work peripatetically at all of our academy sites:
High Peak site 25 High Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 0HD
Barrow Hill site Station Road, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, S43 2PG
Hasland site, The Green, Hasland, Chesterfield, S41 0LN
We are also seeking an additional site in the Chesterfield or surrounding area
Grade/Scale: 8 (points 12-15) Actual Salary £24,867 – £27,193
Contract: 37 hours per week, 41 weeks per year (Term time + 2 weeks), with at least one day per school holiday for admin and analysis
Start date: September 2024

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and outstanding practitioner to work collaboratively with the pastoral team to provide comprehensive advice, support and proactive action to ensure that pupils improve their attendance. This role will involve identification of pupils who are persistent absentees, severe persistent absentees and those who are not improving their attendance over time. The successful candidate will work with pupils, their families, all of our sites, APs and supporting agencies to identify barriers to attendance and plan to overcome these. The attendance officer will also ensure that we are compliant with register completion, national guidance from the DfE and take responsibility for our attendance and related policies. This role will ensure that pupils are seen daily and you will take proactive action to coordinate safe and well home visits across the academy where pupils have been absent.

The attendance officer will involve implementing formal consequences such as penalty notices and holidays fines. Data analysis will be completed half termly to identify all families who require intervention by formal action via letter following the Local Authority guidance. This will involve thorough recording and the additional 6 days out of term time will allow for a day per half term holiday to complete this data analysis and identify formal intervention. This can be completed at home and candidates are not expected to attend the academy during school holidays.

You will provide support for pupils across all sites, supporting staff with their attendance knowledge and practise. You will be responsible for arranging your own diary and working peripatetically in order to best meet the needs of the pupils. This role will involve ensuring that pupils receive swift intervention and support to keep them safe, identify risks to any non-attendance and initiate rapid action. This role will also involve the celebration of improved attendance through our rewards policy. Days will be varied in order to meet the needs of the pupils. You will be led by our Assistant Headteacher who manages the pastoral team and you will communicate with the safeguarding team daily.

Benefits include: LGPS Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership and laptop.

For further information, please contact or visit our website Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted. All suitable applicants will be invited to an informal tour prior to selection for interview.

Closing date for applications: 01 July 2024 (23:59)
Interviews: TBC
We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates upon application and may close the application process prior to this date

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

ENA Attendance Officer Candidate Pack June 2024.pdf

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