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Senior Attendance Officer

Role: Senior Attendance Officer

Location: George Pindar School

Salary: Grade F – 37 hours per week, term time only (Actual salary £19,945 – £22,021)

 Start date: ASAP

‘Serving others, growing together and living life to the full’
Hope Learning Trust’s vision

George Pindar School is an 11-16 secondary situated in Scarborough and we are a community school where our colleagues are #proudtobepindar. We are a school with low staff turnover, high staff retention and we are looking positively to the future.

On 1 March 2019 we officially joined the Hope Learning Trust family of schools along with our fellow coastal partner Graham School. This is a positive step in our school improvement journey which sees us working collaboratively sharing best practice, developing our staff, developing advancements on teaching and learning and ensuring strong outcomes for our students.

We are proud to be an inclusive school with a healthy intake in Year 7 and we have the highest aspiration for our students to achieve their very best and grow both as individuals and as members of their community. The development of the whole child forms an integral part of our vision; we want the best for every student at George Pindar irrespective of their background. We value honesty, high expectations and aspirations, resilience and we work together as Team George Pindar.

With a healthy intake in Year 7 and having completed a restructuring of our teaching and support roles we are recruiting for the key post of Attendance Officer to join our school.

Our Opportunity:

You will be responsible for all aspects of attendance including the monitoring, recording and reporting of absence of students across years 7 to 11.  You will be a point of contact with parents and carers with regards to student absence and liaise with external agencies such as the local authority on matters of student attendance.

As well as collating information about attendance and identifying those whose attendance is causing concern, you will be working with students, families and other agencies to ensure that all students are attending school regularly and are then able to achieve their best. 

What you will need to succeed:

  • An understanding of issues that may affect a student’s ability to attend school.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Effective communicator both orally and in writing.
  • Effective ICT skills.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Experience of working with young people, parents and the community.

Overview and career development recruitment incentives:

  • An opportunity to join the Support Team at George Pindar School and work closely with your fellow attendance colleagues at Graham School.
  • Friendly and caring schools where all stakeholders work together for the benefit of the children.
  • A high level of support from staff and colleagues with the Hope Learning Trust.
  • Motivated, dedicated staff and a committed, active and supportive Senior Leadership Team.
  • Improving schools which support pupils to aspire to the very best, with a broad and balanced curriculum offer, collaborative learning and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
  • A commitment to professional development and advancement opportunities within a growing MAT.

We advise you to visit us and speak with our Principal Lesley Welsh to discuss the above and shape the next stage of your career.

Application process:

The date of commencement for this post will be as soon as possible and the closing date for all applications is Monday 27 January 2020

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role please contact our Recruitment Partner James Annetts at (01609 534939 or 07966 261249)

Application forms can be downloaded below and submitted by email to

Applications will be acknowledged by email so please provide an email address. You are encouraged to accompany your application form with a letter of no more than two sides of A4 demonstrating how you fulfil the Person Specification in the application pack.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance, satisfactory references and right to work checks.