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Attendance Officer and Health Care Assistant - Term Time

Cage Green Primary School and Phoenix Centre , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2114-173S
  • Posted:27/09/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 - Pro Rata
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:11/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC



This is a job of two parts!  One side of the role is mending children, helping them when they have an accident (of both kinds!) and supporting them when they are unwell.  The other side of the role is working with families to improve attendance so we are looking for somone with quite a mixture of skills! 

We believe that great attendance at school is the key, not just to a good education, but also to richer life choices and improved wellbeing. As a result, we have a dedicated role in school for someone who wants to make a difference to children's life chances and really believes in school attendance. The succesful candidate will be someone who drives things forwards, solves problems and supports those in need.  

We are looking for a person of excellent ability who isn’t afraid to have tough conversations and bring about changes with parents, but who is also kind and caring towards our children.  We need to make sure our children are in school every day, on time.  You will be on hand to meet with late families each day and provide support to ensure that their lateness improves, monitor attendance and work with other professionals in school to formulate plans to support children’s attendance for targeted families and take a proactive role in ensuring that attendance improves. 

You will be also be responsible for overseeing health and first aid provision for our children which can be anything from a bumped knee to administering prescription medication or sorting out children who have had ‘an accident’.  During emergencies, you will work alongside other members of staff to deal with it appropriately.  Patience, kindness and sometimes tough love are essential!

The hours for this role are 8:45 - 3:00 Monday to Friday with a half hour lunch, 38 weeks per year (term time). The timings for the role are not flexible and it is not possible to do this job on a part time or job share basis. 

Experience of working within a school environment would be an advantage but we are looking for an attitude and aptitiude rather than prior experience.

If you would like further information or a conversation about the role, please contact Joanna Styles, Headteacher on 01732 354325.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying job description and person specification.

Early applications are encouraged and Cage Green reserves the right to close the vacancy if the right candidate is found.  

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

Information about the school

Cage Green Primary School is a happy primary school in north Tonbridge with 220 pupils from Reception to Year Six, including a resourced provision for children with autistic spectrum conditions.

It is an exciting time to join Cage Green as we became part of Connect Schools Academy Trust in July 2019. If you come to join us, you will be part of a dynamic period of development and progress to ensure that our children receive the very best learning experiences they can.

Cage Green is an inclusive school and we place great importance on the need to ensure that all our pupils are included equally in opportunities for learning. The school's ethos and the values we practise and promote aim to secure equal opportunities for all the pupils at Cage Green whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. As a learning community all the staff work hard and are fully committed to securing the best provision for our pupils and the different groups that they may represent. Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Joanna Styles
  • Address:Cage Green Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 4PT
  • Telephone: (01732) 354325
  • Email: jsinger@CSAT.org.uk

Fax: 01732 369468

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.