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Attendance Officer - Full-time

Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6913-501S
  • Posted:21/03/2023
  • Pay:£17183-£18100(£20595-£21693)
  • Start Date:April/May 2023
  • App Close Date:24/04/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Cornwallis Academy are recruiting for a Attendance Officer to join our supportive and friendly team. This role is Monday- Thursday 08:00-16:00, Friday 08:00-15:30, Term time only plus INSET days, CPD and parents evenings (38 weeks total)

The candidate will be motivated and have understanding of the importance of excellent attendance at school. They will play a key part in the continual development of the monitoring and tracking of student attendance and ensure accurate attendance data input correctly. The role will also include work with families in order to comply with applicable attendance laws, codes and requirements.

Under the line management of the Senior Leadership Team, the successful applicant will also work closely with the Trust Attendance Officers.

Essential personal skills, qualities and experience include;

•          Competent user of Microsoft Office applications

•            At least a pass in GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics

•          Experience of working to policy and procedures

•          Excellent organisational skills

•          Initiative, drive, determination and ability to work under pressure

•          Support and guidance for other colleagues

•          Have good communication skills verbally, in writing and with ICT

•          Flexible team working skills

•          Honesty, reliability and regard for sensitive / confidential information

A working knowledge of SIMS (School Information management System) would be a distinct advantage.

In the additional information section you should also write a letter briefly outlining your experience and qualities and how they make you suitable for this important post. (2 sides of A4 max)

Future Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Only applications submitted by the school application process will be considered, we are unable to accept CVs. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Future Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the school

Cornwallis Academy is a ‘Good’ school on the outskirts of Loose, Maidstone with over 1300 students on roll aged 11 to 18. Cornwallis’ aim is to provide all students with the best educational provision.

It is a fully inclusive school, enabling all students to be the best they can be by having ‘ambitions for all’. Believing all students should be given every opportunity to achieve not only academically but also personally.

In line with the Cornwallis ‘SMILE’ ethos, the aim is to motivate, inspire, excite and engage all students so that they can be successful in their learning. Placing students’ wellbeing at the heart of everything. A strong community ethos permeates, throughout the school, focusing on learning and progress as well as the whole child.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. At Future Schools Trust we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace where every individual's unique talents and perspectives are valued and can thrive. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

What's In It For You? A vibrant and exciting place to work A friendly and supportive environment An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and nationally accredited qualifications The support of a Trust that currently encompasses two Secondary Schools and one Primary School. Alongside Tiger Cubs, our term time only Day Nursery, for children aged 3 months to 4 years, with great benefits to education staff. A well-resourced department with schemes of work and resources available. An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Future Schools Trust HR Recruitment Team
  • Address:Hubbards Lane, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4HX
  • Telephone: 01622 743152
  • Email: recruitment@futureschoolstrust.com

Fax: (01622) 741866


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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 Education.