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Attendance Officer - Term Time

Meopham School, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-4004-493S
  • Posted:07/06/2024
  • Pay:£24,172 - £25,720 FTE (£20,882 - £22,219 Pro Rata)
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:24/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 1 July 2024



  • Meopham School
  • £24,172 - £25,720 FTE (£20,882 - £22,219 Pro Rata) SAT C 
  • 37 Hours Per Week
  • Term Time + 5 Staff Development Days

Do you have excellent administrative skills, either in a school-based setting or within the business world?

Are you excited by the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young people?

Would you relish the opportunity to work in a local village setting with an enthusiastic and supportive team?

We are looking for an Attendance Officer to work alongside our existing Attendance Officer to enable us to reach out to more of our families.  We would welcome applications from both experienced Attendance Officers and those looking to learn new skills.

The Attendance Officer will work alongside pastoral staff and Kent County Council (KCC) to promote excellent attendance, reduce levels of absence and work with children and families to promote high levels of attendance.

A good level of numeracy and literacy skills are essential, along with good IT skills and knowledge of administration procedures. A clean, current driving licence and access to a vehicle will also be needed.


  • Discounts with local and national retailers, cinemas and restaurants 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution
  • Self Sacrifice Shared Cost AVC (Additional Voluntary Contribution) Scheme 
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive
  • Access to training and development 
  • On-site Parking


  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Generous Holiday entitlement plus Public holidays, increases on length of service
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact David McQuillan, at david.mcquillan@swale.at or 01474 814646.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.  

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 905989 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: Week Commencing 1 July 2024

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

At Meopham School staff really are something quite special. Meopham School is situated in a beautiful village location. Our students are wonderful ambassadors for us, both in school and beyond. Our staff work in partnership with students, parents and each other to create a supportive, energising and inspiring climate for success.

This school is unique in that it has all the benefits of a school in a rural setting, with the advantages of working as part of a larger Trust. Meopham School is a school with a vast vision. We are involved in extensive outreach work across schools in Kent, both within the Trust and beyond. This means that we can offer you an invigorating professional environment in which to grow. The opportunities are genuinely endless.

We invite you to be a significant part of our future success.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Glenn Prebble - Headteacher
  • Address:Wrotham Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0AH
  • Telephone: (01474) 814646
  • Email: mssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01474) 814646


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.