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Attendance Officer - Term Time

Bysing Wood Primary School, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-2534-108S
  • Posted:03/06/2024
  • Pay:EKC 4 - See advert for detail
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:21/06/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to appoint someone to provide extra capacity to our administration team as our pupil numbers continue to increase. The role will be dual purpose, being Attendance Officer and Administrator.

The successful candidate will have proven communication, administration and analytical skills plus a positive, organised and proactive mindset. They will be interested in a long term commitment to the school as it continues to grow.

The main responsibilities of the role will be:

  • To undertake all administrative tasks associated with the recording, management and monitoring of pupil attendance. This will include working with pupils and their families to improve attendance and punctuality.
  • To provide administrative support to allow the smooth functioning of school business

The hours are 35 hours per week (8am until 3.30pm), Monday to Friday, 39 weeks per year (term time plus 5 INSET days).

Initially, the pay is set at EKC4, £22070, for the full-time equivalent, but pay ranges remain under review so as to remain competitive. The actual income equates to £18000 per annum pro rata, comprising of salary and a payment in respect of the pro rata entitlement to annual leave.

We require a good standard of general education and GCSE qualifications or equivalent in English and Mathematics at Grade C or above.  Verification of qualifications will be required before employment can start. 

If you would like a tour of our school please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Please complete the online application form in full and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role, with reference to the job description and person specification, in the Personal Statement section of the form. 

Bysing Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The interviewee will be asked questions relating to the safeguarding of children.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and all candidates invited to interview will be subject to a check of their online profile as required by the current safeguarding guidelines.

Information about the school

Bysing Wood is a friendly Primary School located on the western outskirts of Faversham. The school is growing in popularity, building on a successful Ofsted and the fantastic range of facilities offered alongside a great atmosphere. Currently the school has 240 children on roll, organised into 10 classes from Reception to Year 6. A building project to become 2 form entry over the next few years has been completed and provides the base for our Key Stage 2 classes. September 2018 saw the start of a Forest School provision on site and we opened a pre-school in January 2020, catering for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. In March 2020, we were a founder member of EKC Schools Trust, which provides access to the EKC Group colleges' resources to further enrich our curriculum. At Bysing Wood Primary School we value each child as an individual and encourage them to achieve their personal best in a happy, secure, stimulating environment. The displays in school are a major strength and help evidence the rich, relevant, termly topic-based curriculum (with associated visitors and trips) on offer. Our staff are committed to developing the whole child, encouraging learning through knowledge, skills and practical activities. We also support them to become tolerant, respectful and caring individuals who enjoy their work and play and are proud of their achievements. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is high, pointing to the social and economic challenges facing a proportion of our families, although the profile is changing over time as the housing developments in Faversham come on stream.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 532875


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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.