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Attendance Manager


Contract type: Permanent, 37 hpw, term time only, plus 2 weeks
Location: Based at The Kingsway School, Cheadle
Required from: ASAP
Salary: Scale S01 £30,151 - £34,723 (£26,830 - £30,898 actual salary for hours and weeks worked)
Closing date : Monday 15th May 2023
Interview date : week commencing 22nd May 2023

As the Attendance Manager, you will be responsible for working within our school to help create a strong attendance culture. Your role is to support and challenge the school’s attendance and pastoral teams, to develop effective processes that reduce children’s barriers to attendance.

We are looking to appoint an experienced person who can lead a whole school attendance strategy that helps support the achievement of pupils. You will be able to relate well to staff, support the good practice in place and not be afraid to challenge leaders when necessary.

The ideal candidate will understand the impact poor attendance has on a child’s life chances and be determined to make a difference. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to learn rapidly, adapt your approach to different needs and, above all else, never give up on any child.

You will work in collaboration with the school’s safeguarding team, senior leaders, attendance, and pastoral colleagues to monitor and track attendance.

Interpreting data is essential to develop strategies to raise the profile of good attendance and support children and families, ensuring statutory responsibilities are met, and external referrals are made where necessary.

The post will provide a combination of work with pupils, parents, and carers to improve attendance as well as more strategic-based responsibilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and driven individual. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students. The purpose of this post is to fulfil our responsibility in the improvement of attendance and enhance the life chances of our students.

Education Learning Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, educating over 3500 pupils from age 2 to 16 in the Greater Manchester area. We are very proud of our inclusive ethos to Collaborate, Empower and Achieve and provide over 450 employees with an inspiring and innovative place to work, with exceptional training and development opportunities.

As a Trust employee you will receive excellent benefits, including a highly competitive salary, well-regarded pension scheme, excellent career development opportunities and support for your health and wellbeing, with our award-winning employee assistance programme.

Our vision at ELT is to create an exceptional learning journey for all, by providing:

● exciting, innovative and challenging learning communities
● school improvement strategies arising from evidenced based research and professional enquiry
● opportunities for professional development and leadership
● a celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of individual settings
● Innovation in practice by recognising the value of learning partnerships, both locally and nationally

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures that promote safeguarding and safer working practices. This is in line with statutory guidance including Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002.

All offers of employment are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and vetting checks. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We are committed to fulfilling our Equality Duty obligations, including valuing equality and diversity and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.

We expect the successful candidate to have the necessary standard of spoken English, as described under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, the Public Sector fluency duty that requires state funded schools to ensure candidates for their customer facing roles have the necessary standard of spoken English (or English or Welsh in Wales).

Candidates should apply by completing the ELT application form, CVs alone will not be accepted in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

Please return applications to

If you would value an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ms J Woodyer, Assistant Headteacher

Full details of the post can be found on the vacancies page of our website:

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th May 2023

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