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Attendance Officer - Term Time

Martello Primary , Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-2039-80S
  • Posted:21/06/2022
  • Pay:AR04 £19,293 (£6,621 pro rata)
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:04/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for us to appoint a committed and supportive Attendance Officer to our wonderful team at Martello Primary school. We are looking for a candidate who is dedicated, patient and hardworking, to promote and maintain excellent attendance. The successful candidate will support the work of the Head of School and Family Liaison Officer to ensure that children attend school regularly and on time. Educational progress and outcomes are very much dependent on pupils’ attendance and punctuality which is why this is such a crucial role. The position will involve: monitoring attendance; liaising with parents and carers; communicating with outside agencies; supporting children’s transport to school in the morning.

The position is a fixed term for the 2022-23 academic year. 

Ideal hours - 8:15am - 11:15am, Monday - Friday (15 hours per week)

Term Time + INSET days

We are looking for someone who:

  • Shows optimism, positivity and ambition for the school, its pupils and the Trust
  • Has strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Has excellent record keeping skills
  • Is a great team-player
  • Has a full driving licence and would be willing to undertake minibus training
  • Has a desire to make a real difference to the lives of pupils in an area of coastal disadvantage and fully embrace the diverse community
  • Is committed to their own continuing professional development so that the learning opportunities offered are grounded in knowledge of best practice and are evidence-informed

In return, we can offer:

  • Wonderful children with a desire to learn and achieve 
  • A hardworking and committed staff team 
  • Private healthcare through Benenden
  • A competitive salary
  • A vibrant, diverse and inclusive school that makes for an inspiring place to work
  • The chance to make a real difference to the lives of children and their families, some of whom face significant challenges and disadvantage
  • Exceptional CPD opportunities
  • A well-equipped and resourced school (it was newly built less than 7 years ago)
  • Excellent collaborative links between the three Turner Schools primaries at all levels
  • A Trust that prioritises wellbeing for all, including staff

We welcome visits to the school and are confident that when you step into our school you will want to be a part of what we do! We are Martello; we are proud!

We reserve the right to withdraw the advert if a suitable candidate is found before the close date.


Information about the school

Martello Primary is a one-form entry school situated in the East Cliff area of Folkestone. It opened to all year groups almost seven years ago and within this time has established strong provision across the school. Being a small primary school means that we are able to maintain a ‘family’ feel to the school and really nurture our children’s needs, both academically and personally. Many children who come to our school are disadvantaged and face challenges which could present barriers to their learning and achievement without the exceptional care of a committed staff team. Links with the local community have brought many opportunities to pupils, including in the wonderful Locavore Community Garden and via our partnership with Books for Change. The staff team has stabilised over the last couple of years, and advantages of being part of a Multi-Academy Trust are now better capitalised upon for the benefit of pupils and staff. There are two other primaries in the Turner Trust; Morehall Primary and Folkestone Primary, both of which are geographically close by. Martello Primary is an exciting place to work, and somewhere you know you can make a positive difference to the lives of young people. Turner Schools is an aspirational MAT which offers excellent school-to-school collaboration and support.

Across Turner Schools we:

Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children.

Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve.

Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective.

Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking.

Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team.

Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions.

Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children.

Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry.

Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Our schools include:

Folkestone Primary

Folkestone Academy

Morehall Primary

Martello Primary

and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominquez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).