Attendance Officer, Lambeth

Closing date:

La Retraite RC Girls' SchoolLambeth
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: NJC Scale 6/SO1, Pts 26-31: £23,561 - £27,310 for 35 hours per week, term-time only + 2 weeks
Contract term: Permanent

La Retraite is a highly successful, diverse and over‐subscribed girls' 11‐19 Roman Catholic VA comprehensive school with a strong reputation for all‐round excellence. We achieved a second ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED judgement in all categories in 2013. The school is in the Trusteeship of the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark and is located in Lambeth. 

The governors invite applications from individuals with experience of working with young people. Experience of working in a similar role would be an advantage. 

The key aspects of the role: 

  • To monitor and improve school attendance and punctuality by meeting targets set by the school
  • To provide specific support in relations to attendance and punctuality for Years 7 to 13 and under the guidance of the Assistant Headteacher
  • To promote positive attitude by students and families towards education and ensure parents are aware of their statutory responsibilities 
  • To establish and develop a professional service to support the school in raising attendance and punctuality investigating persistent unauthorised absences and improving punctuality
  • To be a First Aider 

This role is an excellent opportunity for a suitable person with vision and energy to work with minimum supervision, to safeguard our students and maintain our outstanding record of attendance and punctuality.

We offer all staff access to a Private Healthcare scheme and an Employee Assistance Programme. We are in a good location 10 minutes’ walk from both Balham and Clapham South tube stations and near a number of key bus routes.

Should you wish to apply for the post, please go onto our website and apply online.

If you should have any queries please email Ms Clarke, HR Manager, at Visits are encouraged and can be arranged by emailing Ms Clarke at the above address or by telephoning her on 020 8673 5644 extension 159. 

Closing date is 12 noon on Tuesday 19th September 2017

Interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 25th September 2017

La Retraite RC School is committed to safer recruitment and is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring check. Further information about the disclosure can be found at

La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School 

Atkins Road, Clapham Park, London SW12 0AB.

Headteacher: Mr Dominic Malins

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