Attendance & Family Support Officer, Leeds

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The Stephen Longfellow AcademyLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SO2 (TTO + 5 days) Actual Salary £24,468-£25,901
Contract term: Permanent

Attendance & Family Support Officer  

Location:  Leeds

Start:  ASAP

Salary:   SO2 (TTO + 5 days)

Actual Salary £24,468-£25,901

Hours of work: 37 

The post is subject to the successful applicant completing a 6 month probationary period.

The successful candidate will provide a first class service for the academy. Working as part of the Pastoral Team, we are looking to appoint an Attendance and Family Support Officer who:

- Is a compassionate individual with a practical approach to providing support and challenge the punctuality and attendance of our students

- Has a positive and flexible approach

- A person who can communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality

- Is tenacious and does not stop until the required outcome is achieved. 

The purpose of this post is to analyse and identify student absences and take appropriate action to support students/ parent/carers to and from the academy. We feel very strongly that young people need to be educated in the widest sense of the word, including an understanding of the impact of their attendance on their academic achievements. 

The ability to work independently and with initiative is essential, as are the skills required to be a successful team player in a fast-paced environment. A positive outlook, and the ability to work under pressure with an appreciation of confidentiality is very important. 

An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website (, by email to If you would like to know more about The Stephen Longfellow Academy, please visit our website at 

CV’s not accepted

Closing date:  Tuesday 17 October 2017 (12 noon)

Interviews: Thursday 19 October 2017

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information about the Academy visit the website 

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is committed to safeguarding children and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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More about The Stephen Longfellow Academy
Type: Alternative Provision
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: C/o Bruntcliffe Academy, Bruntcliffe Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 0LZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 468 5999

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is named in honour of a colleague who worked across many schools in the Leeds city region and established an outstanding reputation as a man who cared deeply about the most vulnerable and most challenging pupils in our ...