Attendance Officer / Admin

Heybridge Co-operative Academy, Heybridge

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Job Ref No. ECC1106-125 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 6 (pt 12-17)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/05/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 26th/27th May 2022  

Job Description

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We are looking for a highly motivated and talented Attendance Officer/Admin person to join our admin team atHeybridge Co-operative Academy (HCA).HCA is an Alternative Provision Academy for pupils aged 5-16, most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school. We are very proud of the provision we offer, which is down to the great work our teachers and support staff do to re-engage young people with education.

The hours will be 9.15am to 2.45pm Mon-Fri Term Time only (39 weeks per year),based on 44.5 paid weeks per year the actual salary would be £13,016 to £14,371.

The Attendance Officer/Admin person will undertake the following:

Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of both the admissions and attendance registers.

Support the school's senior leadership team by developing and undertaking robust daily processes to follow up on pupil absence and proactively using attendance data to identify pupils at risk of poor attendance.

Support the implementation of the school attendance policy, working closely with home-school liaison staff to work with each identified pupil and their parents to understand and address reasons for absence, including any in-school barriers to attendance.

Support the promotion of the whole school culture that promotes the benefits of good attendance.

To provide effective and efficient clerical support to the school as required by the School Office Manager or Senior Leadership Team.

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Keys Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references.

Information about the School

Heybridge Co-operative Academy is an 11 – 16 school for 115 young people most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school.

We are very proud of the provision we offer. Students are taught in small groups and they study the core curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and 4. In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied extended curriculum opportunities ranging from music therapy, targeted literacy intervention, horse riding to vocational courses and work experience placements. Small classes benefit students and enable them to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs.

At Key Stage 3, in partnership with local schools, we focus on supporting young people to return to a mainstream school. At Key Stage 4, we focus on providing the opportunity for students to gain 5 GCSEs to ensure a successful transition to post 16 education or training. Many of the young people who attend Heybridge Co-operative Academy arrive here at a point of crisis or conflict in their lives. It is our aim to ensure that we help them to regain a sense of confidence and self-esteem which allows them to compete on equal terms with their peers, despite the disruption to their education caused by leaving mainstream school. We have an ongoing target that none of our Year 11 leavers are NEET (Not in education, employment or training) and we regularly maintain this excellent target.

We have now opened a Primary unit for Key Stage 1 and 2 students located in Witham. The school opened in January 2021. As with the secondary unit, this will serve young people, most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school. We are very proud of the provision we offer. Students are taught in small groups and they study the core curriculum. In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied extended curriculum opportunities ranging from music therapy, targeted literacy intervention, horse riding to vocational courses and work experience placements. Small classes benefit students and enable them to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

HR Officer
Heybridge Co-operative Academy
The Street, Heybridge
Essex, CM9 4NB
Telephone: 01621 856275 #203
Email: hr@kcat.co.uk