School Attendance Officer

£20,000 - £24,999
08 Nov 2018
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Attendance Officer




£9.50 - £13.00

Academics are an established agency who are currently recruiting experienced School Attendance Officers to work within schools in Birmingham. The Attendance Officer will be part of the Office team while also supporting student and parent services within the schools. The candidate must have relevant school experience, either in the same position or similar role.

Job Purpose: The Attendance Officer will work alongside key school staff in school to promote excellent attendance, reduce levels of absence and work with children and families to promote high levels of attendance. It is important to: · * Promote and support high levels of attendance * To support students in achieving their full academic potential * Promote a positive attendance and punctuality culture * Form strong relationships with parents/carers

Duties will include; * To work with groups of students to improve levels of attendance * To work with parents/carers and other agencies in improving their child's attendance record and coordinating parental support and training where appropriate * To undertake home and school visits as designated by the school/Educational Welfare Officer * To interpret information relating to attendance patterns and identify key areas of concern for Guidance Leaders and Assistant Headteachers * To ensure all registers are completed and no missing marks or unexplained absences remain * To assist with the identification of students who will receive support in improving their attendance record * To follow School Policy of 'first day contact' within the school * To check and remind any necessary staff to complete registers * To ensure all unexplained absences are accounted for or send letter requesting an explanation

You must have a DBS issued within the last 12 months and signed up to the update service or be willing to pay GBP52 for a new DBS check that you can take to any education environment.

At Academics we listen to and care about our candidates. Upon registering, you will be assisted by our Senior Support Staff Consultant James Kearney, who has supplied Administrators to schools across the Midlands for the past 5 years and has fantastic knowledge of the education sector. Whether it is temporary, permanent, part time or full time that you are looking for, then he will strive to find the perfect role for you. If you would like some more information on our current School Attendance Officer roles in Birmingham then please call James Kearney on 0121 616 7603 or send your CV to