Attendance Officer/SIMs

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
£80 - £95 per day
29 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2016
Charlotte Cowan
Contract Type
Full Time

Attendance Officer

Immediate start
Temporary ongoing

Randstad Education is looking to recruit an Attendance/SIMs Officer for an immediate start to work in an academy in South Leeds on a temporary ongoing basis.

Job Purpose:
The Attendance Officer will work alongside key school staff in school to promote excellent attendance, reduce levels of absence and work with children and families to promote high levels of attendance.
It is important to:
Promote and support high levels of attendance
To support students in achieving their full academic potential
Promote a positive attendance and punctuality culture
Form strong relationships with parents/carers

Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Accountabilities:
To identify and work with individuals and groups of students, using regular attendance checks
To work closely with parents/carers and students to improve levels of attendance
To collate information with regard to the attendance of students who may be experiencing attendance difficulties in order to inform school, Education Welfare and parents/carers
To manage the admissions to the school (Year 7 and in-year)

To work with groups of students to improve levels of attendance
To work with parents/carers and other agencies in improving their child's attendance record and coordinating parental support and training where appropriate
To undertake home and school visits as designated by the school/Educational Welfare Officer
To interpret information relating to attendance patterns and identify key areas of concern for Guidance Leaders and Assistant Headteachers
To ensure all registers are completed and no missing marks or unexplained absences remain
To assist with the identification of students who will receive support in improving their attendance record
To check and remind any necessary staff to complete registers
To ensure all unexplained absences are accounted for or send letter requesting an explanation
To assist and check records prior to the Census to ensure school attendance is accurate and up to date

To monitor the attendance of vulnerable groups of students and liaise with staff/SEND department
To produce termly reports for Educational Welfare Officer and copy to the relevant Assistant Headteacher
Liaise with the Education Welfare Officer, Connexions to exchange information and determine appropriate levels of intervention
To liaise with the safeguarding team regarding child protection
To input timely information i.e. exams, music trips, sporting events, workbased learning appointments, absence reports etc and to keep Learning Coordinators and staff updated
To check accuracy and correct coding on registers before printing off official registers and filing away on a term basis
To print off official registers daily and explained absences to ensure at hand in event of a fire,
To follow Attendance policy and send out letters as required
To provide updates for staff on student attendance
To collate, maintain and update attendance data
To work alongside relevant staff, contact teachers, senior management, learning support assistants to improve attendance
To keep up to date with SIMs training