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Attendance Officer Administration - Part-time

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3917-262S
  • Posted:01/12/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:ASAP pending paperwork
  • App Close Date:02/01/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 11 January 2023

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We are looking to appoint an Attendance Officer to join our experienced and friendly administration team. The successful candidate will have proven administration and analytical skills and a positive, organised and pro-active outlook.

The main responsibilities of the role will be to monitor and report on whole-school attendance data, liaise with internal teams and external agencies regarding individual pupil absences and to foster an ethos through the school that 100% attendance is a key factor in securing positive outcomes for our pupils.

The hours are 25 per week, Monday to Friday, 40 weeks per year annum (term time, INSETs plus one week as agreed with the Line Manager). The start time is negotiable between 8.30am and 9.00am, the finish time will depend on the start time and an unpaid lunch break is negotiable - all options can be discussed at interview.

The pay is set at Kent Range 5 at £20,595 for a full-time position. The actual salary equates to £12,330 per annum pro rata. In addition the postholder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade.

We require a good standard of general education and GCSE qualifications or equivalent in English and Mathematics at Grade C or above.  Verification of qualifications will be required before employment can commence. Please do not declare any qualifications unless you can produce the original certificate.

A formal thirty minute interview will take place with a panel comprising of a member of the SLT and the Business Manager. Candidates will also undertake a thirty minute in-tray exercise.

If you would like a tour of our school with the PA to the Executive Headteacher, Pamela Bishop, prior to submitting an application please contact the school office on 01843 221877 to arrange an appointment.

Please complete the application form in full and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role. CVs will not be accepted.

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The interviewee will be asked questions relating to the safeguarding of children.

We are also committed to championing staff wellbeing and all employees can access free counselling, occupational health support and Supervision sessions.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for children. All new employees to the School, including those with previous local government service, shall be subject to a 6 month probationary period. 

If applicants have not been contacted by the 6th January 2023 they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Information about the school

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a ‘Good’ school as recognised in our latest Ofsted inspection (March 2018). The inspection found that staff ‘have an unwavering commitment and determination to provide the best possible experiences for all pupils in a happy, calm and aspirational environment’.

We are a large four form entry school to the west of Margate with approximately 750 pupils. We aim to provide a caring, exciting and inclusive learning environment where every child and family really matters with a focus on raising standards alongside the development of the whole child. The school’s values are Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect and Teamwork and all children are familiar with these. The most recent Ofsted visit noted that the values ‘pervade every aspect of the school’s work’, and we are proud that is the case.

We are a school with a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for Physically Disabled pupils, a KS1 and KS2 satellite class from Foreland Fields School and a further SRP for pupils with Autism.

We are a part of an established Cooperative Trust (Thanet Endeavour Learning Trust), working with Bromstone Primary School, Parkside Community Primary School and St Mildred’s Primary Infant School. We work closely within our Trust to improve all aspects of our practice, including CPD and support for ECTs. We are also proud to be part of a Federation between our school and Parkside Community Primary School in Canterbury.

Our large site comprises of a KS2 and a KS1 building, three large playgrounds and a school field and we continue to invest heavily in our outdoor learning environment which includes an inclusive play area and sports courts.

We inspire, respect and celebrate achievement and diversity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01843 298648

Documents

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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.