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1. Attendance/Welfare Officer

Location
The Curve, Shepherds Bush , Greater London, W12 0RQ
School
Phoenix Academy
Hours
Full Time
Salary
Scale 4, point 7, £22,568
Posted
2nd February 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
Expires
1st July 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1209721
Job Reference
ATT2022
Start date
As soon as possible
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Attendance/Welfare Officer  37 hours per week

To assist with implementing and developing the Academy attendance policy and monitor attendance levels as required. To investigate and follow-up students’ absence from school and promote outstanding attendance. To support with school administration as required, as part of the administration team.

This role requires a dedicated, organised and determined individual who will be responsible for maintaining an effective and accurate attendance system, whilst upholding the Trust’s core principles and values regarding attendance and wider educational approach. Candidates will need to be highly organised, with excellent communication skills and exceptional attention to detail.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To oversee attendance records, ensuring that they are accurate and up to date.
  • To lead on weekly attendance and AIO meetings.
  • To follow up referrals relating to school attendance in accordance with the Academy attendance policy.
  • To communicate with parents/carers or local authority as required.
  • To liaise with student, parent, carers, schools and other agencies and to devise appropriate strategies to promote and improve school attendance.
  • To organise and participate in welfare/home visits.
  • To refer non-school attendance cases to the Attendance Improvement Service (AIS) in accordance with the Academy attendance policy.
  • To liaise with the appropriate member of the AIS, organising panel meetings, reviews and working in partnership on the day to day issues around Academy attendance.
  • To assist Heads of Year in addressing the attendance and truancy of targeted families, maintaining regular contact with parents/carers whose children’s attendance is of concern.
  • Contact parents to discuss concerns and coordinate appointments for attendance meetings.
  • To check dual registration students.
  • To apply fines for non attendance.
  • Apply to outside agencies for SRF.
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to workload and prioritise tasks efficiently.
  • Ensure that work is produced in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Produce statistical reports.
  • Maintain written records of all actions taken in attendance-related meetings with parents.
  • To provide support within the reprographics department
  • To undertake general administration as directed by the Office Manager.

Person specification and skills:

  • A strong written and verbal communicator with excellent team working skills.
  • Motivated and determined to succeed, with a flexible approach to work.
  • Able to prioritise workload accurately and efficiently.
  • Good level of IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. A working knowledge of SIMs will be an advantage.
  • The ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a positive attitude, in a demanding and busy environment.
  • Well organised and capable of working on your own initiative.
  • A keen eye for detailand accuracy.
  •  Flexible and supportive with the ability to work cohesively as a member of the administrative team.

This role will sits within the school administrative department; the postholder will be line managed by the SLT member with responsibility for attendance and supervised by the Office Manager.

GENERAL

No job description can be entirely comprehensive and roles develop organically over time. The post holder will be expected to adapt and carry out such duties as may be required from time to time, on the understanding that they will be within the individual’s remit and capability, and consistent with the status and responsibilities of the role within the organisation.

Future Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment and hold this responsibility. To this end both an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Barred List check are required for this role.

SAFEGUARDING

As an educational trust, Future Academies is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of all children and young people. Therefore, the trust expects all members of staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. To this end, both an ‘Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service’ check and a ‘Barred List’ check will be required for this role.

Please note that Future Academies reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

No job description can be entirely comprehensive, and roles develop organically over time. The post holder will be expected to support with any other duties appropriate to the role, as and when this is required.

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Safeguarding Statement:

Phoenix Academy 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. To this end both an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Barred List check are required for this role. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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