Attendance Officer, Sheffield

Closing date:

Sheffield Park AcademySheffield
Date posted:
Start date: October 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £9,554.62 per annum (£20,854.61 F.T.E.)
Contract term: Permanent

20 hours per week – Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00noon.
39 weeks per annum (term time only)

At Sheffield Park Academy, we pride ourselves on a team of staff who are supportive, friendly and dedicated to providing the very best teaching and learning for our students. Staff across the academy set a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement for students which, in turn, is reflected in the emphasis we place on continuing professional development (CPD) for our staff.

We have made significant, sustained progress at GCSE and are proud to be the most improved secondary school in Sheffield over the last nine years. In August 2017 our Progress 8 score of 0.95 meant that we were ranked first in Sheffield and amongst the top 1% in the country, with results in our Sixth Form also improving. Nevertheless, we are committed to further development in both teaching and learning.

The academy has 1,100 pupils and is situated in purpose-built £30million premises, benefiting from excellent, state-of-the-art facilities and situated within ten minutes of major transport links in the city.

After a visit from Ofsted in October 2017, the academy maintained its ‘Good’ grading in all aspects of the inspection framework.

About the role:
We are seeking to appoint a diligent and proactive individual for the position of Attendance Officer at Sheffield Park Academy.

Main duties will include:

  • Take telephone messages re attendance issues.
  • Follow up on suspected truancy and inform parents.
  • Support implementation, monitoring and review of Academy attendance policy.
  • To build positive relationships with both students and parents to boost attendance.
  • To make home visits where necessary in order to address below standard student attendance.


What we would like from you;

  • To be a team player.
  • To have a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Minimum of A-C grade in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent.
  • To be firm but approachable and have excellent people skills.
  • To be resilient in following the academy attendance policy.
  • A fundamental belief in the power of education to enable pupils to achieve anything they set their minds to.
  • Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential


This is a fantastic opportunity to join an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ academy.

About the School:

  • Ofsted rated: ‘Good’. Ofsted, October 2017.
  • 11 – 18 Academy with 1121 students (157 in the Sixth Form).
  • A United Learning Academy.
  • We are an ambitious Academy with a focus on continuous improvement, we are determined to continue on our journey towards ‘outstanding’ in every aspect of our provision, ensuring that each and every student is supported and encouraged to achieve their very best.


Sheffield Park Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

United Learning

Sheffield Park Academy is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link:

Closing Date: Monday 23 September 2019

"Where support is better shared"

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