Statutory School Attendance Officer – Education

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Statutory School Attendance Officer – Education
Knowsley, Merseyside
Contract / Temporary

Knowsley RQ734728

Posted: 23rd November 2022 13:17
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.31 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month until further notice

  • Knowsley, Merseyside,

    L36 PYU

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Statutory School Attendance Officer – Education

Reference no:  Knowsley RQ734728

Pay Rate: £17.31 per hour PAYE

Enhanced DBS disclosure required for this role

The purpose of the role is to monitor the performance of schools in relation to attendance and advise on their performance – in particular with regard to groups of vulnerable pupils. Support schools to develop, implement and review their policies in relation to attendance and other aspects of social inclusion.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare an agreed quota of case files and statements for the Magistrates and Family Courts, and other reports as required.
  • Chair pre court panel meetings and conduct parental interviews under caution (PACE).
  • Attend court as a witness where required.
  • Lead on the processing of Educational Penalty Notices (EPN’s) for a group of schools.
  • Be the lead School Attendance Service link, providing support, building and maintaining relationships with a group of schools and coordinating the work programme of at least one School Attendance Support Officer.
  • Work with school staff to further develop the schools’ strategies, policies and procedures for improving attendance and ensure schools have an Ofsted-ready action plan.
  • Support schools with the analysis of their data e.g. through the use of an attendance audit.
  • Support schools with safeguarding concerns relating to attendance issues e.g. welfare visits.
  • Help schools to target resources – including the time of School Attendance Support Officers – to the most vulnerable groups of pupils in relation to attendance and exclusions.
  • Lead on Level 3 and 4 attendance casework which includes home visits and liaising with families in conjunction with schools and other agencies.
  • Provide training related to the post where appropriate or requested e.g. chaperone training, induction support for school-based attendance staff in conjunction with schools.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Must have experience in conducting home visits and working with families.
  3. Ability to establish professional, effective working relationships with a range of partners/colleagues and children, young people and families.
  4. Ability to establish professional, effective working relationships with a range of partners/colleagues and young people and families/carers.
  5. Ability to write sensitively and clearly for young people and families where necessary.
  6. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Knowsley RQ734728
Statutory School Attendance Officer – Education
Client Category: Local Authority

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Statutory School Attendance Officer – Education
Client Category: Local Authority

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