Attendance Improvement Worker, Lancashire

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Up Holland High SchoolLancashire
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Start date: Required 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £18,672 to £20,541 a year.
Contract term: Temporary

Ref: 168280 

25 hours a week, to work during term-time.

We wish to appoint an Attendance Improvement Worker (Temporary for one year in the first instance) to assist staff in identifying and resolving patterns of student absence in order to make a measurable impact upon the school's rates of authorised and unauthorised absence, with a particular focus on Pupil Premium students.

The Attendance Improvement Worker needs to respond knowledgeably and efficiently to many enquiries and situations each day and be effective in dealing with a wide range of pupils and parents, including many experiencing severe family difficulties and with various other agencies. It is necessary that they should be able to communicate effectively (by telephone, in writing and at meetings) with parents, school staff and others and give clear information and sound advice and support as required.

The main challenge of the post is to provide an informed and efficient service, bringing families schools and other agencies together to benefit the education and welfare of the children concerned. An Attendance Improvement Worker requires a wide range of personal and interpersonal skills.

Full details and application forms are available to download from the school website: or can be obtained by emailing

Completed application forms together with a letter of application no more than 2 sides of A4 in 12 pitch can be emailed to

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'.

Interviews are likely to be held on 4 March 2019.

Application forms: School website: or email: Completed applications can be emailed to: marked for the attention of Mr P Scarborough, Headteacher. 

Closing date: 25 February 2019 at 8am.

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