Attendance Manager - Term Time

The Abbey School, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-4242-229S
  • Posted:20/11/2023
  • Pay:KR8 (£28,598 - £32,333 FTE)
  • Start Date:April 2024
  • App Close Date:08/12/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:W/C 11 December


The Abbey School is seeking to appoint a friendly, efficient, organised, enthusiastic Attendance Manager to join our attendance team in April 2024. The post involves monitoring student absence and punctuality, supporting parents and students in improving their attendance and the related administration and data. The person appointed requires good communication and inter-personal skills with a willingness to be adaptable to team needs. There is some wider community participation involved which is in line with KCSIE.

37 hours per week, term time only (FTE £28,598 - £32,333) - Actual £24,074.37 - £27,218.57.

Duties will include:

  • Lead on Attendance, carrying out and co-ordinating the administration of Attendance to improve attendance rates and achieve the highest standard of educational achievement possible.
  • Have experience of maintaining confidentiality and handling matters with sensitivity and discretion
  • Have experience of managing a busy workload & conflicting priorities to deadlines whilst also be able to maintain accurate records.
  • Maintain constructive relationships with parents/carers when exchanging information, facilitating their support for their child’s attendance, access and learning and supporting home to academy and community links.
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team and the wider school community i.e. Heads of Year, Safeguarding Officer, SLT etc.
  • Successful candidate will be working alongside the existing attendance officer who will be part time (Mon-Weds) until September offering a great opportunity for development and embedding.


Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust

CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
Access to Benenden Healthcare
Free Flu Jabs
Free Health Checks
Access EarlyPay
Mindfulness Taster Sessions
Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
Wellbeing afternoons
Access to Mental Health First Aiders
Free Parking on all our sites

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will be requested prior to interview for those candidates short-listed. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included. Applications for flexible working are also welcomed.

Information about the school

The Abbey School is a mixed secondary school with a thriving population of over 1200 students. We believe that school should be a place where young people can discover and develop their own talents. We have high expectations of all our students which are supported by consistently applied systems, structures, rituals and routines across our learning environment. We are a supportive school community including a positive staff team with high staff morale.

The Abbey school recently celebrated some robust results, with 45% of students achieving Maths and English at 4+ (an improvement of 34% from 2017), and record A level results with 52% of grades at A-C. The Abbey school is rated GOOD for quality of education by Ofsted.

The school is situated in the historic market town of Faversham. We aim to provide the highest quality value-added education and excellent pastoral care for all students.

The Abbey proudly joined The Howard Academy Trust on 01st April 2023, a highly successful Trust in which all schools have improved their Ofsted rating since joining or maintained their good rating.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:The Abbey School
  • Address:London Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8RZ
  • Telephone: 01795 532633
  • Email:


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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.