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Attendance Officer

Ambitions Academies TrustWeymouth

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special.  AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils.  All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work.  We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offer excellent CPD opportunities.


We currently have the following vacancy at Wey Valley Academy, Dorchester Road, Weymouth, DT3 5AN:

Post: Attendance Officer

Post details: Part time/Job share/17 hours per week (Weds pm/Thurs/Fri) Term time only, Fixed Term 6 month Contract

Salary Scale: Grade 4 pts 6-9 Pro-rata Salary: £7,682 - £8,152 Full-Time Equivalent Salary: £19,698 - £20,903


At Wey Valley Academy we are committed to providing stimulating, challenging, and engaging learning experiences for our students. The staff are passionate about developing students as lifelong learners and providing them with a broad range of skills and experiences. We want to create confident, resilient and well-rounded adults who have an aspiration for self-improvement and are able to compete equally with their peers in a world beyond school life.

Receiving a good full-time education provides children with the best possible start in life. Attending school regularly and punctually is essential if children are to make the most of the opportunities available to them. Government research suggests that 17 missed school days a year = 1 GCSE grade DROP in achievement. The role of Attendance Officer is pivotal in ensuring attendance procedures are adhered to in line with the Academy’s attendance strategy.

The successful candidate will work as part of the attendance team in a job share role. They will be responsible for: - the maintenance of the manual pupil registers and the transfer of data to the academy computer as necessary using appropriate software packages; undertaking telephone calls to check pupil attendance; monitoring punctuality and attendance rates; liaising with parents and Education Welfare Service in order to complete attendance returns and analysis of “at risk” groups; issuing standardised correspondence to parents in relation to pupil absence.


In order to be successful in this role you will:

  • be enthusiastic, motivated, focused, professional and resilient
  • be able to work successfully as part of a team
  • have strong administrative and I.T skills
  • be highly organised and able to work under pressure
  • promote the vision and values of Ambitions Academies Trust and Wey Valley Academy


We are looking for candidates who are passionate and ambitious with a drive and commitment to improve the life chances of our young people.  You will have a dynamic, exceptional and creative approach to improving the teaching and learning in a way that benefits all children.


Closing date for applications: 2nd September 2021 at 09.00am

Interviews will take place week commencing: 6th September 2021

Start Date: As soon as possible

For an informal discussion or an application form please contact Mel Stirling email: mel.stirling@aat.education or visit our website http://www.ambitions-academies.co.uk/vacancies/

Please note we DO NOT accept application by CV

Please email completed applications to mel.stirling@aat.education or post to Mel Stirling, HR Advisor, Ambitions Academies Trust, c/o Manorside School, Evering Avenue, Poole, BH12 4JG

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

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