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Attendance Officer - Term Time

Dartford Science and Technology College, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-4026-348S
  • Posted:13/02/2024
  • Pay: Kent Range 7 £25,378 to £28,46 FTE
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:01/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 4.3.24


We are recruiting for an Attendance Officer to play a key part in the monitoring of student attendance. The successful applicant will be an effective communicator who is highly organised, and ideally with working knowledge of Bromcom. You will be part of our support team in a busy school environment, where every day is different and where you can make a difference, ensuring students attend school in order to succeed and realise their full potential. 

You will track attendance across the school, ensuring that barriers to learning are reduced.

You will be responsible for the taking of accurate registers, absence calls, follow ups and meeting with external agencies. You should have a high level of both written and spoken English and excellent communication skills as you will be liaising with staff, students, parents/carers and external agencies.  You will also need to have excellent computer skills and be able to produce detailed reports and statistical returns when required.

This Post is Term time plus inset days and 10 days to be worked in the school holidays at a mutually agreed time.

33.5 Hours a week

08.00 – 15.00 Monday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08.00 - 16.00 Tuesdays.

Half an hour unpaid break each day.

Information about the school

Why work at Dartford Science and Technology College?

DSTC is a small, non-selective secondary school for girls in Dartford. We are family-centred with high aspirations and pride ourselves on excellent pastoral care. There is a strong sense of community, based on excellent relationships between staff, pupils and parents. In 2017 Ofsted graded the school Good overall and Good in each category and in March 2022 they said that DSTC continues to be a good school.

The school is a safe space for pupils to learn and develop as young citizens. The school has high expectations of pupils; behaviour, with strong systems to manage it. As a result, pupils behave very well. 100% of staff feel proud to work at DTSC and 85% of parents who responded to Parent View would recommend DSTC to other parents (Ofsted March 2022).

Lessons at DSTC have a calm and purposeful atmosphere with the students showing a genuine interest in learning. Our teachers tell us they enjoy being able to teach and enable the students to learn without disruption.

We are a Co-operative Trust school and are committed to supporting our workforce to be the best they can be. We can offer accelerated professional development with a personalised approach to developing all staff through coaching, mentoring and both internal and external training. Our new staff will have unparalleled opportunities to learn and bring excellent practice to bear in raising achievement for the students of DSTC.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 222445


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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.