School Attendance Officer - #459786

Unique School Solutions

Date: Jun 23, 2022
City: Sheffield
Salary: £90 / day
Contract type: Part time
Work schedule: Full day
Unique School Solutions

Unique School Solutions are seeking to recruit an experienced Student Attendance Officer for a secondary school in South Sheffield to start in September 2022.

This is a full-time position Monday - Friday (term time only) to start in September 2022. This is a long-term position initially for 12 weeks with the strong possibility of becoming permanent following the successful completion of this period.

The role of the Attendance Officer

  • Contribute to raising achievement by improving school attendance.

  • Providing a specialist service to assist the school in meeting their obligations and targets in relation to school attendance, especially persistent absence.

  • Promote positive attitudes by students and families towards education and to ensure that parents are made fully aware of their statutory responsibilities.

  • Make unsupervised contact with families in their own homes and elsewhere to assess the reasons impacting on the attendance of individual students, facilitating their return or access to regular full-time education provision.

  • Establish and develop a professional service to support the school in raising attendance,

  • Establishing the reason for non- attendance, make assessments and agree a plan for facilitating a return to school using appropriate strategies within specified timescales.

The ideal candidate

  • Experience of working in a school

  • Experience of working with young people.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

  • Knowledge of SIMS (Schools Information Management System

  • Attention to detail and a good level of numeracy

  • Strong ICT skills, including the use of spreadsheets

  • Knowledge and understanding of school policies and procedures

  • Ability to relate well to colleagues and students and parents / members of the public

  • A professional manner

  • Ability to work well as part of a team

  • Flexibility in approach to completion of work

By working with Unique School Solutions, you will benefit from:

  • The support of an experienced team of specialist consultants

  • The opportunity to gain permanent employment after 12 weeks

  • Competitive daily rates of pay from day 1

  • Access to our Team Unique Staff Room where you can gain advice, support, and friendships with other USS members

  • The opportunity for permanent employment

This position will require you to complete our stringent vetting procedure which includes (in brief) a face-to-face registration, professional references and Enhanced DBS.

Please note Unique School Solutions are acting as an employment agency on behalf of our school client. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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