Kenton School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3RU

Attendance Officer

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time plus specified days

N4: £19,312 - £20,493 per annum, pro rata (Actual £16,860 - £17,891)

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Kenton School - all different all equal

Drayton Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE3 3RU.

37 hours per week

Term time plus 5 training days and 5 on call days worked during school closure as directed by the school

Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With around 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. At Kenton we are passionate about providing the very best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally and our strong and committed team share our vision of ensuring all our students not only reach their potential but that they are confident, happy and resilient students who treat each other with compassion and respect.

We are seeking applications for this new role to work across all year groups to support us in one of our key objectives in reducing student absence levels.

This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates with previous experience in an education or social care setting to work with students and their families/guardians to overcome and respond to attendance concerns and ultimately to improve learning outcomes.

The role will involve conducting attendance visits, meeting with parents and guardians and monitoring absenteeism. The role will also involve supporting the wider team with administrative duties such as inputting attendance data and sending letters and messages on behalf of the school.

Candidates must possess a good understanding of the issues that impact on attendance at school for secondary age children combined with effective interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate both empathy and assertiveness where required. Given that lone home visits are a regular requirement of the job, the ability to work on your own initiative in line with policies and procedures (including strict Health and Safety/Covid-19 procedures) is essential and a full driving licence is desirable.

In return, Kenton School offers fantastic developmental possibilities due to its size, facilities and a forward thinking management and staff working together to offer the best available chances for our students.

If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, you can visit our website or email us for an application pack at

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 2 October 2020

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Closing date:

2 October 2020

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