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Office Administrator - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Cornfields School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC887-146521-22S
  • Posted:04/08/2022
  • Pay:Dependent on experience
  • Start Date:5th September 2022
  • App Close Date:12/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 15th July 2022


We are seeking a professional, calm and well organised school administrator to join our amazing team at our  school in Ashford. You will be a good communicator and have good ICT skills particularly in the use of MS Word and Excel. You will engage with a wide range of stakeholders including parents/carers and social workers often handling sensitive information, and you will be able to act with confidentiality and integrity. You will often be the first point of contact in the school through answering telephone calls, emails or written correspondence and will be able to prioritise and manage these contacts in a timely manner.

This is a fast-moving, dynamic environment and a can-do attitude is essential. You will be responsible for pupil admission, SCR, attendance reporting and other school administrative systems. A knowledge of HR procedures would be useful. 

In return, the right candidate will join a fantastic team who are committed to improving the life chances for children, irrespective of any obstacles presented.  Excellent CPD is provided. 

Previous administration experience and attention to detail is essential.  The role is 8.00am to 4pm daily, and can be full-time or pro-rata for term-time only.  Salary dependent upon skills and experience.

Information about the school

Cornfields School in Ashford is a smaller than average-sized special school which operate a nurture-based ethos and is registered to admit between 50 pupils. The school serves pupils aged 7-16, who have a range of primary diagnosis including autism, social, emotional and mental health difficulties and cognition and learning difficulties. Our pupils are wonderfully individual, each one with strengths and areas for improvement. Our school is a calm, quiet and orderly setting where pupils can be supported to develop academically and emotionally.

Ofsted inspected the school in March 2022 and judged us to be Outstanding in all areas.

Our vision is that every child should go to an inspiring and life changing school, have the best teaching and benefit from all services working in partnership with each other to ensure their future life chances are improved.

At the core of our school is a drive to improve life chances of children. We will go above and beyond, set high expectations and improve outcomes by working together with others.

Job Contact Information

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.