Attendance Officer

The Stanway School, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC5462-322S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: LGPS 7, Point 19-24 (Actual Salary from £25,528)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Friday, 19th July 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  17/07/2024

Job Description

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THE STANWAY SCHOOL

ATTENDANCE OFFICER

Pay Range: Local Government Pay Scale 7

Actual Salary from: £25,528 - £28,438 (Points 19 - 24)

Start Date: 1st September 2024

The Role

Are you passionate about helping children reach their full potential? Our school is seeking an organised enthusiastic and proactive Attendance Officer to join our Pastoral team.

Attendance Officer you will work closely with the Pastoral Teams and families to support students and help them improve their attendance and maximise their education. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in working with children, the desire to support some of our most vulnerable children and their families, excellent communication & organisational skills, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a wider school team. Experience in a school setting is essential but this could be in a primary or secondary setting. If you are looking for a rewarding role where every day is different and you can make a real difference in the lives of young learners, we would love to hear from you.

This post is 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time, plus non-pupil days)

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

· Advising the school on strategies to promote the regular and punctual attendance of all pupils and assisting with the implementation of agreed strategies.

· Track and update school records, analysing attendance data for groups of students and provide reports to senior managers and other professionals.

· Preparing the appropriate paperwork and presenting information as required to enable the school to meet its obligations and statutory responsibilities.

· Making contact with families in response to allocated referrals through home visits and/or meetings in school.

· Working on initiatives which raise the awareness of the whole school community on the importance of good school attendance and well-being at school and home, e.g. through parent events.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

· Experience of working in a school setting

· Experience of implementation and monitoring of successful strategies to improve attendance

· Commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils

· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act on your own initiative

Why work for The Sigma Trust, The Stanway School?

We can offer you:

· A Competitive Salary

· Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish

· Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

· Excellent pension scheme

· A Health Cash Plan

· Free membership to Perkbox, offering discounts and savings

· Employee Assistance Programme providing free and confidential advice

· Cycle to Work scheme

· Eye care plan

· Annual free flu vaccination

· Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms

· Discounted cinema tickets

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2l01110nbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybSBOb3ZlbWJlciAyMDIzfDQxfDU3OTg4OXwxfHxGYWxzZXwyMTIyfDMyMjkyNDJ8MA%3d%3d?i=V6p9cgqyR%2bg%3d

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday, 17th July 2024

Shortlisting will take place Wednesday, 17th July 2024

Interviewing will take place on Friday, 19th July 2024

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

About The Stanway School The Stanway School is a heavily over-subscribed 11-16 comprehensive school with over 1,300 students currently on roll, the vast majority of whom live in Stanway and the surrounding villages to the west of Colchester. The school is a specialist school in Humanities and Maths & Computing. We have undertaken a huge rebuilding programme and the Creative Arts block, the latest phase of our expansion project, opened in September 2018. By 2021, all year groups will be full with 280 students following this expansion of the school buildings. This is an exciting time to join an already successful school that is looking to continually improve practice: staff are enthusiastic and many take part in voluntary research groups into key areas of school life; students are well-behaved and achieve results above expectation; the culture of the school is calm and purposeful. In March 2012 The Stanway School converted to an academy and in September 2016 joined the newly formed Sigma Trust, a partnership of schools located in North East Essex covering both Colchester and Tendring.

Jonathan Bland Headteacher The Stanway School

Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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

Sigma Trust HR Team
The Stanway School
Winstree Road
Stanway, Colchester
Essex, CO3 0QA
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: sta.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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