Improving Attendance Lead

Greenwood Academy

  • £33024 - £35745 per annum
  • Birmingham, West Midlands / West Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

Salary: Grade 9 SCP 24 – 27 £33,024 – £35,745 FTE, Actual Salary: £30,458.84 – £32,968.49 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Hours: 37 hours a week, 39 weeks per year, plus 15 days

Start Date: September start 2024, Permanent

Greenwood Academy is a vibrant, successful 11-18 Academy situated in the heart of Castle Vale. We currently have 950 pupils on roll and are growing every year. At Greenwood our core values are Respect, Responsibility and Resilience and this forms the foundation of our school culture. We also believe that instilling a ‘Growth Mindset’ will allow every child to unlock their full potential. We offer a wide range of opportunities beyond the core curriculum whether in the Arts which includes school productions, dance, drama and music performances or through our extensive Sports programme which takes advantage of grass and 4G pitches, Sports hall with specialist dance studio and Multi Use Games Area.

Our state-of-the-art building and world-class facilities make the most of the latest technology available to enhance the learning environment, including the Google Education platform. Most importantly, children and young adults at Greenwood Academy tell us they enjoy coming to school and feel safe and secure.

As an Improving Attendance Leader, you will be crucial in enhancing school attendance by working closely with students and their families. Your primary responsibility will be implementing effective interventions tailored to individual needs, ensuring every student can access their full educational entitlement. You will monitor and track attendance and punctuality, deploying appropriate support to align with the school’s strategic aims.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Student and Family Engagement: Collaborate with students and their families to identify barriers to attendance and develop strategies to overcome them.
  • Intervention Implementation: Design and execute impactful interventions tailored to individual student needs, promoting regular attendance.
  • Monitoring and Tracking: Keep detailed records of attendance patterns, identify at-risk students, and initiate timely interventions.
  • Support Deployment: Utilise various resources and support mechanisms to enhance overall attendance and punctuality in line with school policies.
  • Strategic Alignment: Ensure all activities and interventions support the school’s strategic goals for attendance and educational success.

About You:

The ideal candidate will be passionate about education and possess the following:

  • Experience: Previous experience in an educational or pastoral role focused on attendance improvement is desirable.
  • Skills: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with students, families, and staff.
  • Approach: A proactive and solution-oriented mindset, with the ability to tailor interventions to individual needs
  • Commitment: A dedication to fostering an inclusive environment where all students can thrive academically and personally.

Closing date: 19th August 2024

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.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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