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Attendance Officer Administration - Term Time

The Whitstable School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-4091-367S
  • Posted:08/02/2019
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:Mar 2019
  • App Close Date:22/02/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:1st March 20019


Required as soon as possible

SAT 4 £17,189 - £18,059 (£14,504.08 - £15,238.18 pro rata)

37 hours per week, term time only plus five staff development days.

8am - 4pm Monday-Thursday and 8am - 3.30pm Friday.


We are looking for an enthusiastic person with relevant experience and a high level of personal drive and energy, who will be able to contribute to improving the attendance of the students at The Whitstable School. You will be self-motivated, well organised and a good team worker.

You will take responsibility for the day to day systems and processes relating to the schools target to raise attendance levels of students.

The successful candidate will:

  • Good general education, including at least grade C

          GCSE English and maths (or equivalent).

  • Have the ability to work effectively with students and

          their parents/carers.

  • Have good literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

In return, we offer development opportunities to all our staff, plus a supportive and friendly environment.


Application packs available online at www.kent-teach.com

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements in the person specification; please note that we cannot accept CV’s without a completed application form.

Applicants should also include a covering letter detailing how they meet the person specification.


Closing Date: 22nd February  2019 (noon)

Interview Date: 1st March 2019

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 subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Contact details: Debbie Possee, Office Manager

The Whitstable School

Bellevue Road,




Email: dpossee@ccw.kent.sch.uk


Applications to be sent to:

Email: HR@swale.at

Trust Principal: Mr J Whitcombe MA

Executive Headteacher: Mr S Murphy

Headteacher: Mrs A Gibson


Information about the school

Recently Ofsted graded as ‘good’ in all areas, The Whitstable School is an 11 – 18 school in the heart of the coastal town of Whitstable, Kent. At TWS we are ‘putting learning first’: day to day, this means constantly questioning and challenging ourselves to ensure that how we lead, teach and learn is focused on evidence-based, best national practice. Our school is a ‘learning laboratory’ and we are striving to create new tools and approaches to assessment, leadership and the acquisition and retention of core knowledge.

The school is on a beautiful site with a range of amazing spaces for teaching and learning. Termly exhibitions have showcased the talent and growing confidence of students and we are passionate about developing oracy skills. The Whitstable School serves a creative and vibrant community which is passionate about music, art and culture. Our school reflects this and we will soon become the first choice for parents in Whitstable.

Our school is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are privileged to be able to offer our staff a vibrant and ICT-rich working environment, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent. We provide excellent CPD and career progression opportunities and regularly support teachers in progressing to leadership posts. A Masters programme and the NPQML will be available to you.

Please visit www.thewhitstableschool.org.uk and our twitter page @TheWhitSchool for more about us.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check and references will be taken up. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements; please note that we cannot accept CVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Trust HR
  • Address:The Whitstable School, Bellevue Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1PX
  • Telephone: 01227 931300
  • Email: HR@swale.at


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.