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Student Services Manager and PA to the Head of School - Term Time

Turner Free School, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4021-118S
  • Posted:25/07/2022
  • Pay:AR08 £25,707 (£22,256 pro rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:01/09/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed

Advert

We are looking to appoint a highly reliable, efficient and adaptable Student Services Manager and PA to the Head of School. The role will be to lead the Student Services Team in order to provide an outstanding service for the Academy and to be a PA to the Head of School.

You will be the central point of communication for all colleagues in managing student administration, supervising and ensuring the smooth running of the Student Administration Office in all aspects of its daily operations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the skills and knowledge to: 

  • Lead the administration team, enabling a strong ethos of teamwork and positivity
  • Support the Head of School in the day to day running of the school with a particular focus on:
  • To oversee the school calendar and assisting with events
  • Maintain the Faculty Information and Cover drives
  • Produce the daily Faculty Bulletin
  • Communicate to stakeholders
  • Keep the school website up to date
  • Support with cover
  • Deal with school admissions and appeals
  • Update the school information system (Bromcom) as necessary
  • Support with events, visits, trips and interviews 
  • Attend evening events when required
  • Oversee pre-planned absences
  • Deal with the administration of fixed term exclusions
  • Manage the TFS admin inbox
  • Record complaints
  • Liaising with Trust Central Services, including Finance, HR and Trust Information Services
  • General administrative support as needed
  • To maintain a welcoming environment for pupils and staff
  • To be passionate about supporting our children and the community
  • Have the ability to make our pupils feel valued and safe
  • Enjoy working as a team
  • Offer enthusiasm and energy to the role
  • Have excellent IT skills
  • Have high standards of communication (written, face to face, telephone)
  • Be able to organise and prioritise their workload
  • Knowledge of BROMCOM - although training will be given
  • Have previous school experience preferable

All employees of the school are expected to contribute to the wider life of the school community and candidates should be mindful of this when applying for the position.

In return we can offer you:

  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of faculty colleagues
  • A Trust which takes faculty welfare seriously
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference by being part of the exciting Trust vision.
  • Private healthcare from Benenden Health medical, including a 24/7 prescription GP service, counselling, access to the BUPA hospital network and physiotherapy.  

For further information about our mission, vision and values, please see our website www.turnerfreeschool.org 

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

37 hours a week

Monday - Friday

Term Time + 2 additional weeks (to include INSET Days)

 

Information about the school

The Turner Free School is an academically ambitious and inclusive school for 11-18 year old pupils in the Cheriton area of Folkestone. In other words, it is a grammar-style school for everyone. As a smaller than average secondary school, all pupils are known and educated as individuals. The school has a knowledge-led curriculum, organised along the principles established by Professors Michael Young of the IOE and E.D. Hirsch of the University of Virginia, to ensure all pupils receive the knowledge they need to thrive in the modern world. In addition, to give pupils a leading edge for further education and employment, modern foreign languages are emphasised, with the aspiration that all pupils will achieve a working standard by the time that they graduate from the school.

As a free school the Turner Free School is a new Academy school; directly funded by central government and independent of Local Authority control. Like other free schools, the Turner Free School has a responsibility to expand the educational offer locally, to promote higher standards inclusively, to address local social issues and to ensure excellent value for the public purse.

The Turner Free School is part of Turner Schools, a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary

• Folkestone Academy

• Morehall Primary

• Martello Primary

• Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children.

• Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve.

• Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective.

• Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking.

• Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team.

• Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions.

• Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children.

• Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry.

• Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to thorough recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

We would welcome applicants to visit the school prior to application to experience the culture and ethos. Please contact HR@TurnerSchools.com if you would like to arrange a tour.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.