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Attendance Improvement Manager

Attendance Improvement Manager

Salary:   NJC Point 22 - 30:  £31364 - £38223 FTE; £28331 – £34527 (.9021) Pro rata  

  • 41 weeks per year (term time, inset and two weeks during school holidays)
  • 37 hours per week, with a start time by 7:45am
  • Permanent contract

Severn Vale School is an Academy which provides an inclusive secondary education for students aged 11-16.  We are a thriving school with a strong reputation in the local community. Of our new 2024 intake, over 98% live within 1.5 miles of the school, making us a very ‘local’ school.  We have recently expanded in size and now have over 1350 students. All year groups are oversubscribed.

We strive to deliver nothing but the very best experience for our students both academically and through strong systems of care, guidance and support. As such, our biggest asset are our wonderful staff, both teaching and support staff.

We believe Severn Vale is a very special place. It has a particularly friendly, professional body of teachers and support staff and the successful applicant is guaranteed to be well supported. We have a very high staff retention rate and believe that our focus on staff - who are our greatest asset - is one of our strengths. 

We are seeking to recruit an Attendance Improvement Manager.  Attendance is at the heart of the school’s improvement priorities.  Through the operational leadership of the school’s Attendance Team, you will be responsible for promoting excellent levels of attendance, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive academically and socially.

Working alongside the school’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT), you will lead the school’s attendance improvement strategy and manage the Attendance Team, developing a culture where high levels of attendance are valued and encouraged.

In return we offer a comprehensive well-being provision including:  

  • Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Mental Health First Aiders  
  • Funded counselling sessions including regular reflective supervision  
  • In-house menopause support group  
  • Long service awards  
  • Gym membership  
  • Funded flu vaccinations and sight tests  
  • A varied programme of well-being activities and club

Having read the accompanying information and should you wish to apply, please complete and return the application form (available from the school website, together with a covering letter, to

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact us or visit the school before making an application. Please contact for details.  

Closing date: Friday 21st June at 3:00pm

Interview date: Thursday 27th June  

Start date: 1st September 2024

Severn Vale School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Our safeguarding policy can be found on our website.  Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance, as the role will involve regulated activity in addition to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a certificate of good conduct where applicable.  This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) and are not subject to disclosure to employers on DBS certificates and cannot be taken into account.