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Attendance Leader - Part-time

Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3900-62S
  • Posted:08/03/2019
  • Pay:TDET Range 3-4 depending on experience-see advert
  • Start Date:May 2019
  • App Close Date:25/03/2019 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Thursday 28th March

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Attendance Leader:

Use your communication and administration skills to make a difference and improve life chances.  Help support children and families within a strong, inclusive school environment.  Whitehill Primary builds confident, ambitious and independent learners through having the highest aspirations.  Attendance is crucial; being in school allows children to thrive.  Your role, will be to reporting to, and working closely with our highly experienced and skilled Family Liaison Officer.  You will be supporting and challenge families and children to attend our thriving school.

 The Role:

  •  Reporting to, and working in partnership with, the Family Liaison Officer
  • Overseeing parental absence reporting
  • Communicating with parents, including by telephone, in writing and face to face, to understand, support and challenge reasons for absence
  • Making visits to family homes, with the Family Liaison Officer, as part of the communication process
  • Working with families through attendance improvement plans
  • Supporting the running of attendance initiatives and incentives
  • Promoting importance of attendance within the school
  • Communicating with multi-agency colleagues as directed by the Family Liaison Officer
  • Maintaining information and records crucial to ongoing processes
  • Lots of training and development, in-house and external, to allow you to succeed

 The Person:

  •  Have strong communication skills
  • Be prepared to support and challenge families, colleagues and multi-agency colleagues
  • Have strong administration skills
  • The ability to be confidential and professional
  • Have a driving licence with no more than six points
  • Have own car and be willing to use it for work purposes (will be expensed for mileage)
  • Be able to follow processes and procedures
  • Experience of working in schools is not essential

Starting in May 2019, this permanent, part-time post is for 38 weeks per year (term-time); 20 hours per week from 08:30 am-12:30 pm

Salary will be between TDET Range 3 £15,628 - £17,188 per annum (pro rata to £6,966-£7,661) and TDET Range 4 £17,188 - £18,058 per annum (pro rata to £7,661-£8,050) depending on experience.

 Please visit the School website (www.whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk) for the full job description for this post and an application form. CV’s will not be accepted.

 Closing date for applications: Monday 25th March, 2019

Interviews: Thursday 28th March, 2019

Information about the school

Our School is a vibrant school that became an Academy on 1st April 2014 as part of the Gravesend Grammar School Academies Trust. The School has committed staff who strive to ensure the pupils achieve the very best they can at all times.

The recent Ofsted Inspection (January 2017) judged the School as ‘Good’ stating that ‘Pupils learn in a happy, safe and calm atmosphere.’ We believe in creating the highest quality and exciting learning opportunities.

Our ethos of ‘Happy, Helpful and Hardworking’ pupils underpins everything we do and we pride ourselves on strong working partnerships with parents, governors and the community.

Please visit our website for an impression of the school and download an application form – www.whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk.

Visits to the school are actively encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact Lianne Pond, PA to the Headteacher, on 01474352973 or lpond@whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk. Initial applications can be made online or on downloaded application forms. Downloaded application forms should be e-mailed to lpond@whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk. CVs will not be accepted.

Whitehill 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 school will conduct all necessary safer recruitment checks before employment commences.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, reference checks, identity and proof of right to work in the UK. Whitehill Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.

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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.