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Attendance and Exams Assistant - Full-time

Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6913-390S
  • Posted:17/01/2022
  • Pay:£17,754 - £18,808 per annum (£19,722- £20,893 FTE)
  • Start Date:Feb/March 2022
  • App Close Date:03/02/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:February 2022


Cornwallis Academy is seeking an Attendance and Exams Assistant to provide an efficient administrative service 5 days per week, term time plus two weeks.  Working hours will be 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday and 8 am to 3.30 pm on Fridays.

Experience of working within an attendance role in a school environment would be highly desirable, with an emphasis on dealing with persistent absentees.  However, training can be provided.  The role will involve enforcement of penalty notices, improving attendance rates and reducing student absence.  

Main duties will include:

  • Recording whole school daily attendance
  • Maintaining attendance records
  • Contacting parents/carers when students are absent
  • Dealing with routine queries from students and liaising with staff where necessary
  • Answering telephones and forwarding queries appropriately
  • Updating and maintaining information/data in SIMS
  • Maintaining general attendance records
  • Managing records via data input, extraction, reporting and Mail merge

The successful candidate will have experience within an administrative environment including the use of advanced Microsoft Office skills.  You will be able to demonstrate your ability to work under pressure with a diverse workload and will be highly organised and motivated.  Working knowledge of SIMS is highly desirable and the ability to meet deadlines is essential. 

If you would like to join our busy and dedicated team, a sense of humour will be an advantage as well as a can-do attitude!

We will offer you:

  • A vibrant and exciting place to work
  • The support of a Trust that currently runs two secondary schools, primary school and Nursery for children aged 3 months to 4 years
  • An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme and Kent Rewards
  • An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and gaining nationally accredited qualifications 

Only applications submitted by the school application process will be considered, we are unable to accept CVs.

All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Future Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All members of staff are expected to share and adhere to this commitment.

Information about the school

Future Schools Trust is a visionary organisation comprised of two secondary academies, a sixth form, primary school and a nursery school. Occupying state-of-the-art facilities our objective is to secure the very best educational opportunities for the young people we serve. We pride ourselves in being innovative in changing the face of education. If you are an ambitious, motivated and enthusiastic team player, we want to hear from you.

Future Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 741866


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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).