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Attendance Officer


Contract type: Permanent, 37 hpw, term time only
Location: Based at The Kingsway School, Cheadle
Required from: ASAP
Salary: Scale 6 (18-22) £27,344 – 29,439 (£23,388 - £25,180 actual salary for hours and weeks worked)
Closing date : Friday 26th May 2023
Interview date : TBC

We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.

Are you a trail blazer when it comes to school attendance? We have a fantastic opportunity for an innovative, focused and determined Attendance Officer to join our school and help us to build upon our achievements whilst shaping the future of attendance at The Kingsway School. This role will be central to the pastoral team to raise the attendance of our students.


Working in partnership with key school staff to promote excellent attendance, you will reduce levels of absence and work with children and families to promote high levels of attendance. The role involves collecting, recording, monitoring and reporting data on attendance and punctuality, and supporting pastoral work in support of students achieving the very best outcomes from their time at school.


If you are …

… a resilient, tactical and highly skilled communicator

… a practitioner who has the highest expectations of themselves and others

… energetic and driven

… able to work under pressure and meet deadlines


We can offer you:

… the opportunity to join our excellent school of 1300+ students aged 11-16

… a talented, supportive and hard-working staff team;

… professional development opportunities.

… a 100% focus on improving outcomes for all our pupils.

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: Friday 26th May 2023

Interview date: week commencing: TBC

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