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Attendance and Family Support
  • Employer: Upton High School
  • Reference: SEC/21/143892
  • Published: Tue 23/02/2021, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/03/2021, 15:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am - 4pm Friday
  • Salary: Grade 4, £18,933 - £19,698 pro rata per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Upton-by-Chester High School, Cheshire

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Attendance and Family Support

Upton-by-Chester High School

St James Avenue, Chester, CH2 1NN


Attendance & Family Support

(Vulnerable Learners)

Starting April 2021 to July 2022

37 hours per week over 39 weeks per year

8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am - 4pm Friday

Grade 4, £18,933 - £19,698 (Pro rata £16,264 - £16,921)


To support the transition of learners who are disadvantaged (eFSM) / vulnerable from primary school to Upton-by-Chester High School with a particular focus on learners whose attendance is vulnerable.

To work with the current pastoral staff in school to address the attendance of disadvantaged learners in Key Stage Three and Four.  This will involve identifying barriers to attendance and working with learners and families to overcome these barriers. We are looking to build sustainable change in attendance patterns.

Working collaboratively with parents, students and staff from cluster primary schools to build upon positive relationships between primary and secondary schools and prepare students for a successful transition into secondary education.

The person we are looking for will have proven negotiation skills, and the ability to form and share ideas for encouraging change.  You will be a positive, enthusiastic team player with excellent communication and motivational skills. 

This is a temporary role in the first instance until July 2022 and will be reviewed to determine the impact and effectiveness. 

Apply online at or download an application pack from our website electronic applications should be returned to CVs alone will not be accepted

Closing date:  Friday 5 March 2021

The post is subject to suitable references and the successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).  Further information can be found at


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