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Receptionist & Attendance Officer - Full-time

Palm Bay Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2672-257S
  • Posted:30/03/2023
  • Pay:Trust Range 4/5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:18/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to appoint a friendly Attendance Officer/Receptionist with Admin Duties to join our Admin Team. This is a fixed term post until October 31st 2023. The position would be 40 weeks per year.  The working hours for this role are 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.15 am - 4.30 pm Mon- Thurs and 8.15-4 on Fridays with a 45 mintue lunch break.  

The successful candidate will have proven administration experience, ideally having previously worked as a receptionist in a school setting or in a customer service role. Applicants must have the ability to provide a high level of customer service and be able to deal calmly, tactfully and effectively with pupils, staff, parents and visitors.

Palm Bay Primary School is a caring and successful school in Margate, with a wonderful clifftop location opposite the picturesque Palm Bay beach. 

You will be a first public face of the school for parents and visitors, be positive and organised and able to multi-task. Above all, you need to like children, to want the very best for them and be prepared to put their needs first.


For more information please contact the Office & Finance Manager, Reema Koyappalli, on 01843 290050. 

Information about the school

Information about the school:

At Palm Bay, we have very high expectations and standards of teaching, learning and behaviour as well as a clean, tidy, inspiring environment in which to learn and work.

We offer a broad and rounded curriculum, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor learning in our beautiful grounds and nearby beach. As an ‘Eco School’ we seek to promote care and responsibility for the environment and we have an active Eco Council. Our commitment to sports and the creative subjects is strong and we have a well-equipped music room, a specialist music teacher and a sports coach. Reading and oracy lie at the heart of our curriculum; we are committed to developing a love of reading in all children through ‘Reading for Pleasure’ and our pupils enjoy a spacious and well-stocked library.

Over the past three years, we have been developing our curriculum. The creative arts continue to remain a priority: we have four artists-in-residence who are based in our on-site studio space, close links with the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery and have gained the Gold Artsmark award. Committed to raising the aspirations and life-chances of the children we serve, we have an exciting global citizenship programme, which incorporates politics, careers-related learning and personal development, helping our pupils to become caring, active members of their community.

Testimonial from a current teacher:

“Palm Bay Primary School offers a welcoming and friendly community culture. Our school values of teamwork, perseverance, enthusiasm, achievement and creativity are not only shown by the children, but by every member of staff too.

I completed my NQT year in July 2020 and have since taken on the role of staff governor and outdoor learning lead after training as a Forest School Leader. As an NQT I had weekly meetings with my mentor, supportive lesson observation feedback and I was always welcome to observe teaching practices in other classrooms. This support has continued into my second year of teaching at Palm Bay, and it is part of the ethos of our school. All staff are continually supported with their professional development through weekly CPD meetings, coaching and collaboration with other members of the team. The senior team involve the staff in key decisions and our ideas and suggestions are valued.

Pupil and staff wellbeing is also a key focus for Palm Bay. We recognise the importance of promoting positive wellbeing and mental health and we have a dedicated wellbeing team”.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Debbie Yeung
  • Address:Palm Bay Avenue, Margate, Kent, CT9 3PP
  • Telephone: 01843 290050
  • Email: deborahyeung@palmbay.uk

Fax: 01843 224669


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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.