School Attendance Assistant

Recruiter
Connect2Staff
Location
Tonbridge, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1236865055
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
School Attendance Assistant

Tonbridge

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.

Requirements:
  • 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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