School Attendance Assistant

Tonbridge, UK
20 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
School Attendance Assistant


Part Time, Term Time Only

Connect2Staff have engaged with a fantastic school based in the area of Tonbridge, who are recruiting for a School Attendance Assistant on a permanent, part time basis. This is a term time only role where the chosen candidate will be working 23 hours per week with a schedule of 5 hours per day Monday - Thursday and 3 hours on a Friday.

As the chosen School Attendance Assistant your main duty will be to assist the Attendance Manager in achieving the highest rate of attendance for pupils within the school.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Work alongside the attendance manager & head of school to identify students needing extra support with attendance matters.
  • Keep regular communication with parents and carers of students under extra supervision, including meetings and visits.
  • Liaise and work closely with the safeguarding team regarding vulnerable students.
  • Officially record meetings and other interventions, as well as recording general pupil attendance through the schools database (SIMS).
  • Prepare attendance-monitoring letters, follow up on unexplained absence and attend official attendance meetings.
  • Organise parent teacher appointments during parents evening, and meet with specific parents during this time.

  • Be able to show a high level of empathy, and emotional intelligence.
  • Present excellent organisational skills, and show confidence when meeting parents / carers.
  • An ability to work independently, but also as a part of a team.
  • An ability to form relationships quickly.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft applications / use of a computer for creating emails, word documents and spreadsheets.
  • Previous experience within a similar role, and the ability to work using SIMS

Please note, to be successful in the post a full enhanced DBS and satisfactory references will be required.

If you are interested, please apply today and I will be in touch.

Connect2Staff/Connect2Kent, part of Commercial Services Trading/Kent Ltd, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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