Attendance officer: model job description

Download our model job description and person specification for an attendance officer. Adapt it to meet your school's needs.

Last reviewed on 9 February 2022See updates
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Download and adapt our model

Use our model job description and person specification to recruit your next attendance officer. 

There are no specific statutory requirements for this role, so we've based our model on the most common duties and responsibilities for the job.

We've also included references to safeguarding requirements linked to attendance set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2022. Read our summary of KCSIE 2022, which applies from September 1 2022, here.

You will need to adapt our model to suit your school’s context, needs and priorities.

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