Academy Attendance and Welfare Lead in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

Employer: Denewood and Unity Academies

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

Hours:

Salary: £27,668 - £30,785 per annum, pro-rata

1 Job purpose

 Manage the Academy attendance to bring in line with national expectations.

 Implement, plan, develop and review strategies to improve attendance at the Academy

 Effectively co-ordinate and liaise with other professionals in a multi-agency context

 Contribute to interagency development to enable children and young people to stay safe, achieve and make the best of the educational opportunities available to them

Main Duties and Responsibilities

 Manage a caseload of children and families who are complex, challenging and have embedded absence issues.

 Develop and maintain a range of strategies and resources to effectively engage children, so that they attend school.

 Line Manage staff in the attendance team

 Plan, deliver and review individual action plans and family support plans to ensure that pupils whose absences are causing concern are identified and actions followed up by school

 Promote the importance of regular school attendance and the monitoring of attendance rates within the academy, including the use of challenge as appropriate

 Undertake home visits in relation to casework and to promote attendance

 To conduct parent meetings

 Identify Persistent Absence and refer into the EWS

 Use intervention process with parents and carers; develop a variety of strategies to work with children and young people whose attendance is poor, particularly those who are disillusioned and disaffected, and their family as appropriate

 Contribute to the prevention of social exclusion by working in collaboration with school and other professionals

 Alert the Child Missing in Education team when appropriate

 Contributed to social care and other external agency referrals

 Where appropriate, support parents and children following exclusion from school and assist with the reintegration of excluded pupils, offering support and guidance to both pupils and parents/carers

 Contribute to the monitoring of children and young people who are Looked After

 Support the EWS in the preparation of Section 9 statements for legal proceedings

 Offer direction, guidance and support to other members of the Attendance Team.

 Recognise the need for personnel development training within the team.

 Analyse data and produce reports for SLT/Board etc.

 Deliver and update staff training on the importance of maintaining accurate attendance systems

 Use the IT systems and ensure that record keeping is accurate and up to date

 Follow Academy safeguarding procedures, referring all safeguarding concerns to the Academy DSLs.

 To carry out any additional duties in line with service requirements.

3 All staff are expected to maintain high standards in the context of the Academy’s Core Values, to uphold the Equality and Diversity Policy and health and safety standards and to participate in training activities necessary to their post.

4 This is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities of this post. The post holder may be required to carry out any other duties as directed by a supervising officer, the responsibility level of any other duties should not exceed those outlined above.

5 The Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks. All staff within the Academies are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

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Required Skills:

Knowledge of law relating to attendance and child protection Evidence of case planning and assessment experience Effective written, oral and interpersonal skills Proven experience of dealing with and safeguarding children & families Use of SIMS and ability to analyse data and produce reports

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