School Attendance Officer
  • Employer: St Matthew Academy
  • Reference: STMA/20/138222
  • Published: Fri 20/11/2020, 16:08 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 03/12/2020, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £26,248
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Blackheath, London (London Borough of Lewisham), Lewisham

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School Attendance Officer

Salary: Scale 5 point 15 £ 26,248.00 pro rata (£22,184 actual)
Required: December 2020 (subject to notice period)
Contract/Duration: Permanent, Term Time only
Hours: 36 hours per week (to be worked between 8 am and 4pm)
Location: London Borough of Lewisham, London

-Are you a conscientious and committed individual?
-Do you passionately believe in supporting children to achieve their full potential by attending school regularly?
-Do you clearly see the links between attendance and attainment and can successfully promote these to pupils and parents?


If yes, then we would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us here as an Attendance Officer at St Matthew Academy, Lewisham, at this exciting time on our journey to becoming a great school. The recent Ofsted inspection (Autumn 2019) judged the Academy to be ‘Good’ across all areas and recognised the improvements made in all aspects.

We seek to appoint a highly driven and successful Attendance Officer to join our Pastoral team. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding practitioner to make a significant impact on continuing to improve attendance across the whole academy. This role offers an exciting prospect for a candidate with significant experience in either a primary or secondary setting to take full advantage of the unique opportunities at our academy.

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through academy for girls and boys aged 4 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community. At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefitting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

The successful candidate will be in sympathy with our Catholic ethos, passionate about working with young people and their families, an excellent communicator who is confident in using SIMs and Microsoft packages and be highly numerate. Candidates who have extremely high expectations, can implement change effectively and support staff and our families in ensuring pupils’ attendance is a key priority and will take a full and active role in the life of the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

We offer:
-Fantastic pupils with enormous potential
-Staff who are supportive towards each other and enjoy working collaboratively
-A personalised programme of professional development and coaching for support staff
-Strong links with our outstanding partner schools, giving opportunities for unrivalled promotion, collaboration and CPD
-Excellent public transport and road links across London and Kent
-Fully equipped gym and fitness suite, Season Ticket Loan, Cycle-to-work scheme, Tech Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme
-A strong commitment to staff well-being

Our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day.


How to apply:

Your application is a direct permanent application to St Matthew Academy.

To apply, please request an application form from Ellie Field at stmatthewacademy@hays.com or call Ellie on 0207 259 8770 for more information. Your application is a permanent application to our school (not through agency), Hays is our recruitment partner for all permanent appointments.

Closing Date: 9am on Thursday 3rd December 2020
Interviews: Week beginning 7th December 2020

*Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for this role. The school reserves the right to close this advert early should the right candidate be found.

For more information about the Academy you can also visit www.stmatthewacademy.co.uk and our Twitter account https://twitter.com.stMattAcad

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