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School Office Receptionist - Term Time

Bishop Chavasse Primary School , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2086-77S
  • Posted:28/07/2022
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:As soon after 1st September 2022 as possible
  • App Close Date:19/08/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:W/c 22nd August


We are looking for a new receptionist to provide a polite and friendly initial point of contact for visitors to the School. With good office and ICT skills and the ability to provide an excellent front of house service, whilst dealing with day to day administration of a busy school office. To provide specific clerical and reception functions for the school under the direct instruction of the School Business Manager, Headteacher or senior staff where appropriate, taking a proactive role in relation to the day to day functioning of the school. Welcome all visitors and support the School Business Manager with general office duties, and to be the ‘face’ of Bishop Chavasse for all stakeholders of our school.

Information about the school

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School is a two form entry primary free school which opened in September 2017 and now occupies a brand new, purpose built school, located in and mainly serving South Tonbridge (postcode area TN11).

Our school currently provides a high quality education for Years R to Year 5 pupils this academic year, and we will welcome new Reception children each September until we reach capacity in 2023.

Pupils moved into our brand new, state of the art school building in April 2019 which offers our pupils access to a stunning, well stocked library, a food technology room, intervention rooms and colourful, well equipped break-out spaces. Our outdoor spaces include enclosed spaces for Year R, playground and field, perfect for outdoor learning and play.

All pupils, regardless of background, are offered a full and enriching curriculum from the start which enables them to master the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full educational and personal potential. It is our passion to develop the whole child in a safe, inclusive, Christian environment.

Our Church of England primary school is at the heart of our local community, where staff, parents and children are flourishing through working, learning and playing together. As a Church of England school, Bishop Chavasse is linked with St Stephen’s Church and other local churches in Tonbridge and accesses the excellent support provided by the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education.

Tenax Schools Trust is a dynamic and enterprising organisation which is underpinned by a strong Christian character and ethos and is a formidable local driver of school improvement. Our Trust delivers high standards through a strong belief in an approach that insists that all children and young people can excel irrespective of their starting points. The Trust leads the Kent Teaching School Hub which delivers the Early Career Framework, as well as the NPQ suite of qualifications. Teach Kent and Sussex, is our Ofsted ‘outstanding’ initial teacher training centre, operating from Bennett Memorial Diocesan School. This wider work by the Trust provides a wealth of potential CPD opportunities.

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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.