Attendance Manager

Recruiter
CER EDUCATION RECRUITMENT
Location
Marton-In-Cleveland, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Aug 2019
Closes
23 Aug 2019
Ref
1222701631
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
POST TITLE: Attendance Manager
RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Attendance & Welfare
SALARY: Grade I, SCP 22-24 (£26,317 - £27,905 pro rata)
HOURS: 37 hours per week, term time only plus 5 days

To work across all schools in the Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust (NPCAT).

To work collaboratively across schools to deliver quality school attendance support and ensure the delivery of effective early intervention services to children, young people and families.

You will have experience of working within a multi-agency context, be able to demonstrate recent knowledge of current legislation and guidance and have the confidence and ability to make a difference.

Job Purpose:
• To keep children safe and ensure their welfare needs are met in accordance with safeguarding practice.
• To deliver quality school attendance support for children and families across schools.
• To work collaboratively ensuring that, as far as possible, all children of compulsory school age receive the appropriate support to achieve maximum attendance and their full potential.
• To work collaboratively ensuring that, as far as possible, all children not of school age, either in the early years' foundation stage or that are post 16, receive the appropriate support to achieve maximum attendance and their full potential.
• To contribute to the delivery of effective early intervention services to children, young people and families, in particular through multi-agency support identified through use of the Early Help Assessment and Signs of Safety.

Main Responsibilities:

Promotion and Monitoring of Attendance:
• Overall monitoring of attendance in accordance with a step-up/step-down attendance model, where the child is supported at every threshold of intervention.
• To ensure the framework for attendance actions is applied consistently, fairly and proportionately across all four schools.
• To ensure appropriate action is taken by schools when pupils are absent.
• Produce attendance reports, as requested.

• To ensure systems for identifying and improving persistent absenteeism are correctly followed.
• To lead in the early identification of children missing education, attendance problems and to jointly apply strategies including casework designed to bring about improvements.
• To advise staff, families and other agencies on statutory requirements in relation to school attendance and provide support, advice and guidance to enable parents/carers to meet statutory requirements.
• To listen to and record the voice of the child.
• Work with others within the schools and outside agencies to develop and implement strategies to improve attendance and punctuality.
• To co-ordinate and chair meetings with children, young people and their families to promote and encourage improvements to attendance.
• Initiate legal action where statutory responsibilities are not being met.
• To record and compile appropriate evidence to initiate legal proceedings, to provide legal reports and to give evidence in court as required.
• To take a lead in producing attendance action plans to improve attendance and meet attendance targets in partnership with the pastoral support teams.
• To proactively monitor and analyse attendance records and progress towards school attendance targets.
• To take a proactive lead in Trust strategies to improve attendance and punctuality.
• Manage the caseloads with the Attendance Team.
• To supervise the Attendance Administrator and ensure all correspondence is delivered to an acceptable standard and in a timely manner.
• To direct the process for the typing of letters by the Attendance Administrator.


Support for Children and Families:
• To offer non-judgemental support to children, young people and families.
• To encourage parents and children to develop positive relationships.
• To be accessible to parents and children at home, at school or in the wider community, as appropriate.
• To encourage parents and children to engage with the shaping of services for them.
• By understanding the development needs of children and families, put into place arrangements which enable children and their families to become enthusiastic and independent learners.
• Work closely with external advisors in the implementation of statutory and legal orders.
• Liaison with statutory and voluntary agencies who support children and young people and their families.
• To represent the Academy's interests at multi-agency events.
• Ensure parents are aware of their responsibilities in relation to attendance and exclusion from school and to fully utilise reintegration strategies for all children missing in education.
• To contribute towards a multi-agency approach to the issue of youth justice and community safety.
• To ensure that elective home education procedures are being followed.
• To ensure Children Missing from Education procedures are being followed.

• To co-ordinate and chair meetings to support children, young people and their families.
• To promote equal opportunities in order that all children and families gain optimum benefit from services.
• To work with agencies to reduce risk taking behaviour and promote positive activities.
• To promote emotional wellbeing via planned intervention.

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These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities, which the Head of Attendance & Welfare may determine.

INDDAR

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