Attendance Officer, North Lincolnshire

Closing date:Expiring today

Baysgarth SchoolNorth Lincolnshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 4 (Scale Point 11-14) £14,418 - £14,990
Contract term: Permanent


Grade 4 (Scale Point 11-14) £14,418 - £14,990

37 hours per week, term time plus five additional days

To commence as soon as possible

Do you have what it takes to work in in one of the top performing schools nationally for progress?  If so, we want you!

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed individual, who will take responsibility and use their initiative in supporting the whole school drive to ensure good attendance for all our students.  We very much believe in the personal approach and the colleague appointed to our team will be someone who enjoys working in a busy school environment.  This is a challenging role and a great opportunity for someone with the right skills to join the school on our journey to outstanding. 

A stone’s throw from the heart of the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, overlooking one of the 20th Century’s most impressive construction projects and located at the heart of the burgeoning UK centre for renewables, Baysgarth School is now in the most exciting phase of its history.  In November 2016 we moved into our brand new state-of-the-art campus, which comprises Baysgarth School, the Humber Skills Centre and Baysgarth Sports Village.  The school has risen quickly to become one of the top performing schools in the region, consistently producing good outcomes for our students.  Our Year 7 cohort is full for new intake students and will be full for every year group from now on, which reflects the first class facilities we have on site as well as our fantastic students and staff who make the school a great place to learn.

Ofsted visited Baysgarth in October 2017 and concluded that we are a Good school which ‘has gone from strength to strength’ and is making ‘good progress on the journey to outstanding’.  In terms of student achievement, Ofsted reported that ‘Overall progress was in the top 10% nationally … [and] current pupils are making strong progress in all year groups.’  The DfE have concluded that ‘there is no better performing similar school within 75 miles of Baysgarth’ and it is our mission to recruit the most talented staff to continue this progress. 

The Head Teacher has many years’ experience of transforming outcomes in a number of secondary schools and at the heart of his vision is creating and developing close-knit teams, focused on collaboration, mutual support and risk-taking.  The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their commitment to the core principles and values of ambition, fairness, consistency, rigour and putting students first.  

The role of Attendance Officer is key in ensuring the school accurately tracks and records student attendance, producing detailed analysis for leaders to ensure that specific and bespoke support is given to those students whose attendance is not yet good. The Attendance Officer works in close collaboration with parents and students supporting them positively to raise their attendance. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for: 

• Dealing with all administration and support work required for pupil attendance, which is recorded using an electronic registration system and must be maintained on a daily basis

• Contacting pupils and parents to discuss attendance issues

• Conducting home visits in order to work with students and parents implementing actions plans

• Liaising with teachers and working with the Education Inclusion Team, Social services and other agencies

• Preparing reports and statistics for the school, the local authority and the DfE

The following qualifications and experience are essential:

• GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) Grade C or above

• ICT qualification 

• Admin qualification 

• Proficient in Microsoft Office packages

• Experience of working in a busy office environment

• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

Baysgarth School is currently an 11-16 comprehensive with approximately 800 pupils on roll.  The successful candidate will be expected to have pride, passion, positivity and vision and a desire to ensure the school has the highest possible reputation in the local community and beyond.

Baysgarth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to apply for enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

If you are inspired by the challenge and responsibility of this opportunity we would like to hear from you.  Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our school website.  If you would like to discuss any aspect of the post, please feel free to contact Jade Driscoll, Deputy Head Teacher, at the school.

Please submit completed applications to

Closing date for applications is 12.00pm Thursday 25th April 2019 

Interviews will be held Monday 29th April 2019

More about Baysgarth School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Barrow Road, Barton-on-Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 6AE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1652 632576