Attendance Officer



James Brindley Academy,

Based at Dovedale initially but may be required to work at other sites of the Academy

Working Hours

Monday to Friday, full time, 36.5 hours plus banked hours; 7.30 to 4.30 Monday to Thursday and 7.30 to 4.00 on Fridays

Closing Date for Applications

12.00 noon, Monday 10th February 2020


Grade 3 (£20,344pa-£26,317pa) + £1,507 TA SEN Allowance

James Brindley Academy is looking for a skilled Attendance Officer who is willing to develop and learn and has experience of working with children, young people and families. We provide education for children and young people whilst they are in hospital or are unable to attend their mainstream school due to medical conditions or special educational needs. We teach across 11 sites including teaching centres and hospitals in Birmingham. Dovedale is an 81-placement provision for pupils from upper KS2 to KS3 and KS4 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions. Many of our pupils have co-existing conditions such as ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome, attachment disorders and other social, emotional and mental health needs. Pupils are taught in classes of up to nine with a teacher and a teaching assistant.  Our staff work closely with our young people and their families, as well as other professionals to put together personalised support plans to meet their needs.

The purpose of the role is to work in partnership with centre staff, parents, pupils and other professionals to promote excellent school attendance, challenge non-attendance, and reduce the impact of educational disadvantage, enabling all young people to access education. Please note it is essential that you have the ability to drive between sites and to pupils’ homes therefore must have use of a roadworthy vehicle and current business use insurance.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children, young people and families; as well as partnership/multi-agency working, and is able to implement agreed behaviour management strategies consistently and effectively. You will also have the ability to implement early help strategies to prevent the need for escalation and be able to use data effectively to monitor and report on progress. Working knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice is essential along with a good standard of education including A* - C in English and Mathematics or equivalent and a relevant Level 3 qualification.

James Brindley Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this. Please be aware that this post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check and any offer of employment is made conditional of this.  You will also be required to register and pay for the DBS update service and ensure that documentary evidence is produced to ensure annual compliance and updates.  You will also be required to provide written consent for the academy to access this information at any time.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

James Brindley Academy, Bell Barn Road, Birmingham, B15 2AF   Telephone: 0121 666 6409

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