Attendance Support Officer
Leeds West Academy
C1.12 - .17 £21,589 - £23,836 per annum, pro rata, (actual salary £18,383 - £20,296 per annum)
37 hours a week, Term time only plus 10 days (40 weeks)
Accountable to: Attendance Officer/Leader
Leeds West Academy is a school with a remarkable sense of community which has created a strong and safe culture, where staff and students can thrive. We were judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019 because teaching is strong, the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled and because our results have improved year-on-year since 2016. This year, our students secured the best results in the school’s history. In short, there is no better time to join Leeds West Academy, as a colleague, a leader or as a student.
Leeds West Academy is a fabulous place to work, benefiting from world-class facilities and is accommodated in a £30 million building, which opened in late 2011. We are caring and supportive and, as part of the White Rose Academies Trust and ground-breaking Luminate Education Group, we benefit from exceptional CPD like no other in the City. A broad, varied and highly bespoke package is well-established, driven by the latest in educational research focused on the development of all professionals in the organisation at each career stage. Colleagues train with us, they grow with us and they progress with us.
We are looking to recruit an Attendance Support Officer providing effective support to ensure that overall school attendance and outcomes are met, achieving at least national averages in attendance underpinning good academic development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
To monitor attendance across the academy in conjunction with the Pastoral Team, identifying and prioritising focus areas.
To attend and provide information for regular attendance meetings with relevant members of the Pastoral Team e.g. Year Managers.
To plan and agree strategies to target improvements in attendance for specific students.
To support with the process of monitoring letters and fines, collaborating with the Local Authority to facilitate the success of fines and prosecutions.
To manage attendance meetings at the family home and school, discuss and support with attendance issues. Complete and record School Attendance Panel meetings including outcomes.
To assist with home visits as required. Start/maintain attendance case files and track progress of targeted students.
Ensure accurate records relating to attendance and home school elective are maintained.
Work on a 1-2-1 and group basis with students to improve attendance.
To be available as a point of contact and support for families.
To proactively and independently manage a caseload as agreed with the Attendance Officer/Leader.
Ensure the Children Missing Education procedure is followed by the academy.
The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent at grade C or above, including Maths and English, with excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills and experience of working as part of a team. They will also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with a wide range of young people.
Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds West Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding.
We're securing our 2020 vision for Outstanding by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation in West Yorkshire.
We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society
The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.
The Trust employs almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.
We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College which, along with the White Rose Academies Trust, is part of the Luminate Education Group. Other members of the group include Leeds College of Music, Keighley College and Harrogate College. Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly outstanding Trust.
Closing Date: 28th January 2020 - 12noon
Shortlisting: 29th January 2020
Interview Dates: w/c 3rd February 2020
Start Date: As soon as possible
For more information, please visit our website at www.leedswestacademy.org.uk . To apply, please complete the application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 12pm. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.
The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.
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