Attendance Improvement Manager - TTO + 2 SDD
The Charles Dickens School is a rapidly-improving, non-selective 11-18 school located in Broadstairs, Kent. We have a vision and a determination to provide our community with an excellent school and we are making great strides towards this. Our results in 2022 identify us as the most improved school in Kent (out of 101 secondary schools) and one of the most improved schools in the country.
To work here is to embrace the challenges of an economically-diverse community and understand the influence education has in addressing social immobility. There are few schools in the country where a teacher’s ability to change lives is so evident. Without hyperbole, this is a career-defining mission. We’re looking for brilliant people to join us on our journey.
The School has excellent facilities. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the art electronic interactive whiteboards. There are excellent specialist facilities for sport, hospitality, engineering, dance, drama, music and art. We have a Specialist Resource Provision for visually-impaired children. We offer and value a broad curriculum aimed at promoting talent beyond traditional academic subjects. Our significant investment in professional development drives colleagues’ continuous improvement. This is a place where everyone improves regardless of their career stage.
The Charles Dickens School is part of Barton Court Academy Trust, a small, ambitious Trust which also comprises a high achieving grammar school, Barton Court Grammar School and Barton Manor School, a new non-selective school which opened in September 2022.
We are looking for an Attendance Improvement Manager for KS3 (Y7-8) to manage and oversee all issues relating to attendance in these year groups. Candidates should be able to demonstrate improvement in attendance rates, reducing student absence and engaging with families to support them and ensure they fulfil their legal responsibilities. In addition you will be completing tasks allocated by the Attendance Improvement Manager for KS4 as appropriate.
Previous experience with a knowledge of safeguarding and policies and procedures would be desirable but training will be given.
Candidates should be reliable, motivated, assertive and keen to make a difference.
Hours of work are 37 per week, 8am-4pm Mon-Thu and 8am-3.30pm Fri with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.
Deadline for applications is Tuesday 21 February 2023 @ 9am.
How To Apply
Applications for this post should be made online only using the School’s application form. CVs will not be accepted. Visit the website and click on Recruitment for more information. Please email your application to email@example.com. If you wish to discuss the post or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs A Ormsby, Personnel Assistant.
In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitably qualified applications. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.
In accordance with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CV’s.
The Charles Dickens School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for Children.