Advert for the post of Attendance Officer

  • Scale D, Point 5, £9.74 per hour
  • Term time plus 1 week pro rata
  • To start as soon as possible
  • Monday to Friday 9AM-1PM (20 hours).
If you are an experienced School Attendance Officer looking for a new challenge or someone wishing to change your career path and enjoy a job that keeps on rewarding you every day, then we may have the position for you. We are seeking to appoint a permanent Attendance Officer who will join our fantastic office team and help us ensure our pupils get the best education and experience possible, by closely monitoring attendance and ensuring they are at school as much as they can possibly be.  The Attendance Officer post has arisen due to the retirement of a long serving member of staff. Dereham Church of England Junior Academy is an inclusive academy that is part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) which supports us in our quest to:
  • Build lasting memories for our children
  • Increase their life opportunities and broaden their horizons
  • Forge harmony not just happiness
  • Promote and develop the importance of positive relationships between everyone in and out of the academy
  • Embrace failure as well as success and develop resilience in the face of adversity
  • Challenge as well as support our pupils and help equip them with the attributes needed to embrace an ever-changing future.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively as part of friendly and hard-working team; will relate excellently to adults and children alike and will be able to communicate effectively with everyone in the school community. They will need good Literacy and Numeracy skills and will be proficient with the use of a variety of ICT software packages.  Under normal circumstances we would strongly advise prospective candidates to arrange a visit to see our lovely school in action.  However, with the school working very differently due to COVID-19 restrictions, this is a little tricky as we have to limit visitors during school hours where possible.  We ask that in the first instance, you contact the school and talk to the Head Teacher or School Business Manager if you would like any further information and before you arrange a visit. In the meantime, we recommend you have a good look at our website and the job description, and start to think about what you can bring to our school. Closing date: 7th October 2020 – 12 noon Interview date: W/c 12th October 2020 – Specific date TBC As this post is affected by the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009, candidates will need to complete a declaration to establish if they are disqualified.  Please use the DNEAT application form and, within the application, state how you feel that you meet the job description and person specification.  Email completed forms to: (School Business Manager) We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the DBS process.

Headteacher – Dereham Church of England Junior Academy

NOR: 433

Salary scale: L21-27

These are exciting times at Dereham Junior. Following a period of rapid improvement, we secured ‘good’ in our first inspection as an academy in July 2018.

We now want to accelerate into the next phase of our development and require a highly motivated and skilled individual to lead the way in a thriving community that cannot wait to work with you!

Dereham needs someone with the:

  • character to ensure that personal virtues and organisational values enhance outcomes
  • passion to focus relentlessly on what’s best for pupils in their context
  • initiative to promote new and innovative ideas whilst sustaining what already works
  • ability to develop outstanding educational provision that results in outstanding outcomes
  • willingness to understand what the team has to offer and get the best from them
  • ambition to capitalise on exciting prospects to develop transition with three local infant schools and two high schools
  • vision to cultivate collaborative relationships with other academies in the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) whilst establishing Dereham as a beacon of distinctiveness and excellence

You will be supported by the Diocese of Norwich Education Academies Trust (DNEAT). Ofsted (May 2018) reported that ‘Headteachers speak highly of the value added to their provision through becoming part of the family of Trust schools’ and that ‘vacant posts are offered not just as jobs, but as career development opportunities’ in a ‘culture of collaborative learning’ We can therefore offer you:

  • peer to peer networking, collaboration, challenge and support
  • geographically focussed development opportunities within a south western hub of academies including dedicated support from a key professional
  • the security of working in a climate of shared accountability
  • investment in your professional development and future career
  • opportunities to contribute to the development of a growing organisation and trust-wide improvement initiatives
  • access to a suite of core services that enable you to focus more on leading, teaching and learning
  • a research-based approach to academy improvement that builds capacity from within
  • a values-led approach that underpins the attitudes and behaviour of individuals and the family of Church academies

Don’t miss the opportunity to find out more by reading our information pack and visiting our website at .

We strongly encourage potential candidates to visit the school to experience what it has to offer, although understand that this may not be possible. Please contact Christabel Kiy on: 01362 693876 to arrange a visit.

The post holder will need to be able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing in order to undertake the requirements of the role.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date: Friday 25 January 2019

Interviews: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th February 2019

Taking up post: 1st September 2019

For an application form please contact EPM Ltd, email: or download directly from school vacancies at

Return completed applications to:

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