Attendance Support Officer

Newfield School is looking for an Attendance Support Officer. Attendance plays a vital role in a student’s education and the Attendance Support Officer plays a key role in working to promote improved attendance for students that are, or are in danger of becoming, persistent absentees.

The Attendance Support Officer will work within the existing Student Services Team which includes the Student Services Manager, Attendance Support Officer, Inclusion Support Administrator and Receptionist. This team is student centred and delivers a high quality service in supporting the Newfield School community.

The role will involve contacting families regarding attendance, supporting parents and students and home visits so you will need to establish and maintain good, positive working relationships with all students, parents, colleagues and other professionals. Information relating to student attendance and punctuality is confidential; it is important that none of this
information is disclosed to any unauthorised person and that is dealt with discreetly and with integrity.

Duties will include:
• Receiving and recording daily student absence calls in an efficient and timely manner as safeguarding underpins all we do in our daily practice
• Follow up student absences and lateness by telephone or other means on a daily basis with guidance from relevant colleagues as well as making appropriate referrals where necessary ie. reporting welfare concerns to the Head of Year
• Running attendance and behaviour reports from SIMS.net
• Conduct home visits for identified students according to absence patterns

If this excites you and you believe you have the necessary skills for this role, Newfield School would welcome your interest and application.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 28th April 2021

For more information, or to apply, please visit Mercia Trust’s website.