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Attendance Officer

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£25,137 - £26,520 FTE or £18,320 - £19.328 PTE /PA
Willowfield School, 209 Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow, London E17 6ND
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
36 hours per week. 1 FTE TTO (45 weeks 3 days p/w).
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/02/2021 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Willowfield School

209 Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 6ND

Tel: 020 8527 4065



11-16 mixed comprehensive, N.O.R. 900


Headteacher:   Clive Rosewell


Attendance Officer

Scale  5 Sp Pt 12-15

Hours 36 hours per week 45.60 weeks per year

Salary (Actual)   £21,984p.a.  - £23,193p.a.

Salary f.t.e          £25,137p.a. - £26,520p.a.


We are a successful and oversubscribed school at an exciting stage in our development. 


We are looking for an Attendance Officer to help us ensure that every student is in school as much as is possible, something more important than ever as we move out of this pandemic.   The successful person will work with key staff to promote high levels of student attendance and reduce levels of unauthorised student absence.   There is already a strong and positive culture around the importance of regular attendance at Willowfield.  We are looking for someone to help us further improve attendance and punctuality through effective administration of the electronic attendance system and by providing accurate and timely attendance and punctuality data to the Senior Leadership Team and the Local Authority.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • A “can-do” approach to problem-solving and a willingness to engage across a broad range of areas as the need arises.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, both oral and written and the ability to relate to a broad range of individuals.
  • Flexibility, patience and a sense of humour.
  • Good standard of computer literacy and the ability to produce MIS reports as required.
  • Sound organisational skills and an eye for detail.
  • The desire to be involved in the life of the school.
  • A willingness to build on and expand own skills and knowledge.


We are:

  • Holder of the Platinum Quality Mark for Professional Development
  • Holder of the Arts Mark Platinum Award
  • Specialist partner of UCL - Institute of Education
  • ‘a good school’ - OFSTED, June 2016
  • Active partners in the Seven Kings, Waltham Forest and Whitefield’s Teaching School Alliances


Willowfield School as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults as its number one priority and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A DBS check will be taken up on the successful candidate.  We serve a diverse community and as an equal opportunities employer, particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.

Please contact Janice Feltham, Head’s PA at the school to request a recruitment pack and application form (C.V.s will not be accepted) or to find out more about what we can offer email us at: or download the pack from our School Website

Closing date: Noon on  24 February 2021.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.

The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy