Attendance and Child Protection Officer

Salary: Inner London (competitive salary and TLR based on experience and skills)

Start date: ASAP
Contract: Full time, permanent, subject to an enhanced DBS check

Attendance: Work alongside key school staff to reduce levels of unauthorised absence and promote whole school attendance strategies and to work with children and families to improve levels of attendance.

Child Protection: To play a key part in providing students with the pastoral support they need to achieve their best potential during their education.


Maintain accurate student attendance and lateness records on SIMS on

a daily basis.

  • Follow up student absences and lateness by telephone or other means, on a daily basis with guidance from relevant colleagues, making appropriate referrals.

  • Initiate and follow through appropriate sanctions in liaison with relevant colleagues and other professionals including fines and court action and children missing in education.

  • Identify individuals and/or groups of students that require additional support to improve their levels of attendance and punctuality and assist in raising standards.

  • In liaison with relevant colleagues/school management, attend follow up meetings and other relevant meetings with parents/carers and/or other professionals to provide relevant information, offer support and seek ways in which the school can

  • help in improving individual attendance and punctuality.

  • Establish and maintain good relationships with all students, parents/carers, colleagues and other professionals.

  • Provide accurate and timely attendance and lateness reports to relevant colleagues, Senior Leadership Team, and other professionals, as well as information required at court hearings.

  • Liaise with outside agencies, parents/carers, social services, other schools and/or organisations in relation to information on student attendance and punctuality.

  • Report any welfare and/or child protection concerns as per the school policies and procedures.

  • To provide an effective and targeted Early Help Service with referrals to the school’s service and report children missing in education.

  • To promote the well-being, social and emotional development, full-time attendance, achievement, good behaviour and safety for the children and young people at School 21.

Child Protection

  • Working with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, you will assist with child protection referrals ensuring that vulnerable students get timely and important intervention, services and support.

  • Arrange actions and review services provided for children by liaising with necessary professionals and outside agencies.

  • Maintain accurate, confidential and up-to- date documentation on all cases of child protection.

  • Attend child protection courses to ensure your knowledge is kept up-to- date.

Closing date: Ongoing