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Attendance Improvement Manager - Term Time

Hugh Christie School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5431-249S
  • Posted:20/09/2023
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:29/09/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Shortly after the closing date


Attendance Improvement Manager 

We are seeking to appoint a second attendance improvement manager to further strengthen our attendance team.

Permanent – Immediate start or as soon as possible

32.5 hours per week, Term time only + 10 extra days in the school holidays

Salary Range: Kent Range 623,801.00 - £25,262.00 FTE)

We are looking to appoint a part time Attendance Improvement Manager who is passionate about helping students achieve the highest possible attendance in school and thereby helping to give them the best opportunity of success.

Attendance is an essential aspect of a successful community, academic success and future prospects. If attendance is outstanding, then students have improved life chances and will make more rapid progress both academically and socially.

The Attendance Improvement Manager will strategically respond to improving attendance, assist parents/carers in improving their child’s attendance and to ensure clear systems and processes are in place to track and monitor attendance.

Personal qualities will include excellent organisational skills, enthusiasm, high standards, a strong personality and a sense of humour. It is also essential to be a team player, but also able to work with minimum supervision, knowing when to seek support and advice.  You will need to be calm, patient and be able to empathise with students and parents/carers. You should have a flexible approach to all aspects of the job role.  You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to foster good working relationships with students, parents/carers and colleagues.

Hugh Christie School is a co-educational 11-18 foundation school positioned at the north of Tonbridge with outstanding facilities.

Hugh Christie School is committed to the highest outcomes for students and aims to develop the best opportunities for all staff. 

For further details please view the school website www.hughchristie.kent.sch.uk, alternatively please contact Mrs Nicki Riddle, Principal's PA on 01732 353544 ext. 242.

Closing date: Friday 29th September 2023

Start date: As soon as possible

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all colleagues to share this commitment.  Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Information about the school

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The Tonbridge Federation comprises of;

Hugh Christie School

Hugh Christie opened in 1957 as a co-educational school for children of all needs and abilities. Based in Tonbridge with excellent transport links, the school is housed in well maintained buildings on an attractive campus, with excellent facilities.

It is our aim that every child at Hugh Christie is happy, successful and well prepared for adult life. This website provides you with all the important information about how we try to achieve this.

Long Mead Community Primary School

Long Mead Primary School serves an estate in the north end of Tonbridge. The local ward it serves has relatively high levels of deprivation for the area. As a result, the school has higher than average number of disadvantaged children on its roll.

The school has a population of around 170 children, including a nursery. The school roll has fluctuated over time and this had made stability a challenge. One priority area is to increase numbers attending the school in the nursery and reception by broadening the appeal of the school to the local community.

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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.