Attendance Manager vacancy at Parkwood Academy

Salary: £23,678.00 - £27,448.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Ruth Evans
Location: Sheffield
Closing Date: 07/02/2022

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: 11/02/2022
Start Date: 21/02/2022
Contracted Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks
Contracted Hours: 37.00
Contracted Weeks: 39.00
Department: Education Support
Pay Grade: SCP 22-27
Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Advert

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Attendance Manger to come and join the team here at Parkwood E-ACT Academy, the purpose of this role is to provide a specialist service to the Academy to ensure attendance strategies are effectively implemented. Responsible for the Attendance Officer(s) and Attendance Team Administrator(s) where applicable

Contributing to raising achievement by improving pupils’ attendance and punctuality

  • Lead and manage attendance strategies and supporting procedures throughout the Academy
  • Use data to provide regular and ad hoc detailed reports and information for Academy attendance monitoring
  • Make referrals to outside agencies as appropriate ensuring all relevant documentation is completed, accurate and provided in a timely manner

Leading on the development, implementation and maintenance of attendance related systems and policies

  • Ensure monitoring systems such as SIMS are up to date with accurate and complete information and remain fit for purpose
  • Responsible for completion and submission of statutory returns, complex forms, etc


For full details of the role, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Salary - SCP22 - 27 - £23,678 - £27,448 - FTE: £27,041 - £31,346

All applicants should note that our school operates a strict Safeguarding Policy, and procedures are rigorously and consistently applied.

As a trust we offer:

  • Competitive local Government Pension Scheme
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Market leading Personal Development and Training plans to further your career
  • Access to Mental Health First Aid Programme
  • 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme

Parkwood E-ACT Academy

A forward-thinking, ambitious 11-16 secondary academy in Sheffield. We support and challenge our students to achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom.

Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our academy is:

  • One that takes great pride in providing ‘a culture that places the individual child at its heart’ and a ‘school community that works together to secure improvement.’ We want every child and staff member to stand out from the crowd and feel proud as part of our exciting journey towards achieving world-class status
  • In a state of the art new building built in April 2012, we are privileged enough to work in an academy which offers both a modern and practical learning environment, along with locally unrivalled, inspiring surroundings for both staff and students alike.
  • A “high energy” and rewarding place to work and our staff make daily positive impact upon our learners. We have a strong belief that if students enjoy learning and are equipped with the tools to succeed, then they will achieve at the highest level.
  • Ofsted good rated in both 2014 and 2018, Parkwood students are noted as making strong progress from their starting points despite joining the academy typically below the national average for attainment. Furthermore, disadvantaged students and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are making swift progress

Part of the E-ACT family

We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 15,400 pupils and 2,300 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.

E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 28 academies across the length and breadth of England. Our academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, we all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy and extend to people and their communities across the country.

We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve. In return we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector-leading work-life balance arrangements.

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community

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Safeguarding Information

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

​​​​​​​E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
GCSE Maths and English grade 4-9 (A-C) or equivalent
Degree in a relevant subject
Relevant safeguarding qualification and/or training


Personal Attributes
Ability to work collaboratively and lead a team
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, parents and students
Relevant Experience
Experience of dealing with sensitive and confidential student information
Experience of leading attendance management in a school environment
Experience of preparing documentation for external agencies and statutory returns
Relevant Skills
Ability to hold difficult conversations confidently and effectively
Knowledge of Attendance Systems
Knowledge of statutory responsibilities relating to school attendance including parental responsibilities
Knowledge of attendance improvement strategies