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Attendance Officer - Term Time

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-218-S
  • Posted:27/03/2024
  • Pay:Actual salary £26,381 per annum (£29,904 full time
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:22/04/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint for the position of Attendance Officer to join our new and expanding team from September 2024. Our successful candidate will need to travel to academy sites throughout the week, therefore access to your own vehicle, a clean driving license and correct business insurance is essential. 

The Leigh Academies Trust believes that an aspirational and inspirational education is the right of every child. School is not easy for every child, and missing school can put children off learning, cause anxiety, and make school feel more challenging than it needs to be.

As the Trust Attendance Officer, under the direction of the Trust Attendance Advisor, you will be responsible for working with academies to help create a strong attendance culture. Your role is to support and challenge our families and academies, to develop effective processes that reduce pupil's and family's barriers to attendance.

We are looking to appoint an experienced person who can work as part of an attendance team to support academies and deliver a trust-wide attendance strategy that helps support the achievement of pupils. You will be able to relate well to staff, support the good practice in place and not be afraid to challenge.

The ideal candidate will understand the impact poor attendance has on a pupil’s life chances and be determined to make a difference. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to learn rapidly, adapt your approach to different needs and, above all else, never give up on any child.

This is a permanent opportunity, working 37 hours per week, term time + 2 weeks of inset with an actual salary of £26,381 per annum (£29,904 full time equivalent). 


Information about the trust

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2023, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Holly Neve
  • Address:LAT Head Office,
    Carnation Road,
    ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk



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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.