Job description

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Sudell Rd,



Job Title: Attendance Lead

Grade/Salary: SCP 18-22 - FTE £27,344.19 - £29,439.22.

Actual Salary - £22,326 - £25,856

Contract Type: Permanent, term time plus INSET days.

Contract Terms: 37 hours per week

Closing Date: Monday 10th April 2023


About the Role:
We are seeking an organised, motivated and professional individual to be responsible for leading the Attendance team and accurately monitoring and promoting the importance of attendance. You will support the SLT and staff in implementing a vision for excellence and provide a high standard of operational support to the attendance service.

Closing Date: 10th April 2023
Interviews: TBC

About the School:
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy (DACA) has a capacity of 1200 in the lower school and also has a developing sixth form provision. The sixth form has enjoyed strong progress in both academic and applied courses and has destinations data that shows NEETs significantly lower than the national picture.

All Aldridge schools place enterprise and an entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of their ethos. In addition, DACA has a strong record of promoting cultural capital through its Technology and Creative Arts departments, where competition, visits and visitors are a regular part of student experience and support the development of cultural capital. DACA is very much a community school with a truly comprehensive intake.

Sitting above the national average, 33% of its cohort are designated as being in the pupil premium category and DACA works hard to support all students to achieve strong engagement and strong outcomes. With a strong focus on our four key improvement levers around culture, coaching, curriculum and data-informed instruction, the DACA team are building towards a consistent provision that supports great progress for all students.

About Aldridge Education:
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy is a member of the Aldridge Education family of schools, which locally also includes Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, Darwen Vale and Sudell Primary School.

Aldridge Education is a charitable Trust of entrepreneurial community schools and colleges that help young people to reach their potential. We support our schools’ Principals and teachers in rapidly improving the quality of education on offer at early years, primary, secondary and sixth-form levels in order to transform the life-chances of our students.

Key Benefits of working for Aldridge Education
Aldridge Benefits scheme
Cycle to Work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Flexible working opportunities
Free on-site parking
Generous annual leave allowance which increases after 5 years' service
Opportunity to join the Teachers Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme
Refer a Friend scheme

Operating Norms
We believe that the way we operate at all times and with all partners is of paramount importance.

Our agreed operating norms are as follows:
We are Aldridge Education
The standard is excellence
We champion equality
We’re in the work together
We behave with integrity
We lead by example
We use time well

Safeguarding Statement:
Aldridge Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

A copy of Aldridge Education’s Child Protection policy is available on our website at

For any queries regarding the role please contact

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Following successful application, Aldridge Education will carry out the necessary prohibition checks for all teaching staff, as well as for all candidates undertaking regulated activity.
If you are shortlisted for the position you are applying for, you will be required to complete a Declaration giving details of any relevant criminal offences and other relevant information relating to our safeguarding duty. Further information will be provided on that form.

Any offer of employment will be made conditional upon a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and barred list check (where applicable to the role in question).
If you are shortlisted for the position you are applying for, Aldridge Education will undertake online searches (including social media) in accordance with KCSIE 2022.

This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 obliges employers to take reasonable steps to reduce any workplace risks, therefore we encourage all of our employees to be vaccinated to protect themselves and everyone else at the workplace.
Job details
Job reference
Date posted
Application closing date
Blackburn with Darwen
SCP 18-22 - FTE £27,344.19 - £29,439.22. Actual Salary - £22,326 - £25,856
Contractual hours
Full time - Term time
Job category/type

Job Location : England
Company : Blackburn With Darwen Council
Position : Attendance Lead
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Employment : Full-Time
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