Attendance Officer & Day Housemistress/ master

Salary£19,965 pa
Start DateSeptember 2022
Closing Date30TH JUNE
The school is now looking to appoint an Attendance Officer & Day Housemistress/master.

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is one of the UK’s leading vocational and academic schools, situated in glorious countryside just half an hour from London. Working with 360 boarding and day pupils, aged 7 to 19, you will join a dedicated and supportive staff team within a school that offers the advantage of small classes with talented and committed students and strong public examination results.

We offer a wide range of benefits including a pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, free school lunches during term time, free onsite parking and enhanced maternity and paternity schemes.

About the role

The successful candidate will complete and maintain accurate attendance records to ensure compliance with attendance regulations and provide attendance information as required by the School. The successful candidate will, in conjunction with the Pastoral Coordinator and Day Housemistress, also provide for the welfare and complete care of day pupils within the School, promoting a harmonious and supportive community of day pupils with a sense of identity and belonging.

This role is required 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday, term time only.

Main Duties


  • To be responsible for the recording of all attendance data and reasons for pupil absences and to input the data and correct codes onto ISAMS.
  • To be the first point of contact for all attendance issues in the school.
  • To ensure all registers are completed and no missing marks or unexplained absences remain and to ensure all unexplained absences are accounted for by contacting parents for an explanation.
  • To input timely information in relation to all absences, including exams, trips, medical appointments etc.
  • To print off registers twice daily to ensure they are at hand in the event of a fire alarm.
  • To follow the School’s Attendance policy.
  • To maintain an accurate system for pupils signing in/out of school.
  • To locate pupils that are missing from lessons.
  • To generate monthly, termly and annual attendance data reports using ISAMS and other attendance reports as required.
  • To issue letters to parents if attendance of a pupil falls below a certain level.
  • To issue sanctions relating to non-registration of pupils.



Liaise with the school’s medical staff to ensure correct care and welfare of the pupils. Basic first aid training is provided unless a qualification is already held.

Pastoral Care

The care of the individual pupil: sympathetic, caring, responsible and patient understanding of the age group, as well as dealing with matters of discipline when required.

Duties & Presence

  • Create and maintain a welcoming and homely atmosphere for day pupils.
  • Monitor behaviour and deal appropriately with any disciplinary issues.
  • Uphold standards of dress, general appearance and personal hygiene.
  • Help to deal with emergencies of any kind.
  • Coordinate, oversee the completion of and check pastoral reports for day pupils.
  • Maintain pastoral records of pupils and other relevant administrative tasks.
  • Be ‘ever present’ and available for day pupils during the school day.
  • Cover additional duties as required such as special occasions involving day pupils.


Regular contact and foster good relationships with parents, acting as the primary contact for communication, both in verbal and written forms, in consultation with the Pastoral Coordinator or Deputy Principal.

Health & Safety

Along with all staff, take responsibility for all aspects of safety as directly related to school areas, including completion of annual risk assessments.

Extraneous Duties

The undertaking of any reasonable additional duties at the request of the Deputy Principal and Principal.

Person Specification


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of computers
  • Experience of working with children
  • An understanding of the needs of day pupils within a boarding environment
  • An understanding of child protection
  • Strong communication skills with adults and young people
  • Genuine enthusiasm and the ability to work well within a wider staff team.
  • Good organisation skills
  • Good problem solving skills


  • Previous experience in a boarding or residential environment working with young people
  • First Aid qualification
  • Previous experience using a database system
  • Full clean drivers licence
  • Knowledge of Performing Arts education and the demands of vocational training


Step 1. Complete Application Form

Download Application Form

Step 2. Apply via email

If you would like to apply for this role, please email us the Application Form along with a cover letter.


Tring Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration form relating to any criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. For information on how we will use your personal information during the recruitment process, please see the Staff Privacy Notice.