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Exam Invigilator (Reader/Scribe) - Casual

King Ethelbert School, Birchington

  • Ref:KCC886-4120-233S
  • Posted:02/10/2023
  • Pay:KES/DC Grade 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:tbc


Salary: Grade 3 point 11

(paid on a claim basis)


“This is a happy school where pupils learn well.”

“King Ethelbert has an inspiring ethos and a thoroughly motivated staff team.” Ofsted October 2018

 Required on a part time basis, during exam seasons throughout the year. Paid at an hourly rate. (£10.52 per hour)

 We are looking to appoint flexible, adaptable, and dedicated individuals to work with students in internal and public exams by providing the access arrangements that they are entitled to. This includes roles as a reader, scribe, language modifier, prompt, and invigilator.

 It is a requirement of the role to be available for annual mock exams and to have good availability throughout May and June for public exams (mornings and afternoons Mon-Fri).

 It is also a requirement to work with students on an ad hoc basis in between these times, to practise their exam skills.


To successfully fulfil this role, you should:

• Have excellent communication skills

• Be able to converse at ease with students and communicate in accurate spoken and written English

• Be approachable and responsive to the needs of the school and the community

• Have an excellent work ethic and be a strong team worker.

• Experience in working with individuals with SpLD and some SEMH difficulties would be beneficial but not essential.


• To carry out roles as a reader, scribe, prompt and invigilator in line with JCQ regulations

• To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

• To be aware of and ensure equal opportunities for all

• To contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school

• To appreciate and support the role of other professionals as appropriate

• To attend and participate in relevant meetings as required

• To participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

• To take on any other duties and responsibilities appropriate to the role

 King Ethelbert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post is subject to safeguarding checks including an Enhanced Disclosure application and Barring Service and in accordance with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023), King Ethelbert School will undertake an online search via searches and social media platforms of publicly available information concerning all short-listed candidates.

 How to Apply: Via the Kent Teach website, or the school website.

Closing Date: Please apply as soon as possible but not later than

9am on Friday 13th October 2023

Information about the school

King Ethelbert has an inspiring ethos and a thoroughly motivated staff team.

The Trust began as a federation between King Ethelbert School and Dane Court Grammar School in 2009 and these two schools still share a governing body. Although officially an 11-16 school, through the federation with Dane Court it meant that we were able to start a Sixth Form in September 2011. We are part of the Coastal Academies Trust which is made up of a grammar school, three Thanet high schools and one primary school. All of these schools operate independently and have unique characteristics but good practice is shared helping to drive forward standards at every level: our mission is to make Thanet the centre for excellent education. King Ethelbert was the first school in the country and one of the first schools in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate Careers-Related Programme in the sixth form because it is the best post-16 educational offer in the world. We are a lead school for the IBCP and support 29 other schools in Kent as well as welcome visitors from across the world to see what the IBCP does for our students and how we can share good practice internationally as well as locally; it is very exciting and just what education should be about. The IBCP has values and qualities we want our students to have rather than constantly obsessing over results and this is very important to us. The King Ethelbert leadership team talk about education, the future, the purpose of education and how we want our young people to succeed. It is an open, tolerant, compassionate community and we will use education to transform the lives of our students as well as the economic and social fortunes of our deprived community. We are totally committed to working in collaboration with local schools as well as those in Kent, in the UK and across the world.

King Ethelbert is part of the East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA) and plays a massive part in developing teaching and learning in all national programmes from NQT to NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH.

In the context of Kent, King Ethelbert is one of the most popular non-selective schools in the county and is filled with first choice students and long waiting lists for each year group. We have a wide range of abilities studying with us including some students who have passed the Kent Test but want to be at their local school where they can be equally successful; such is our reputation.

King Ethelbert is located in the picturesque seaside town of Birchington which has some of the most stunning coastal views in the country. Housing is affordable and the area benefits from a warm and sunny climate.

King Ethelbert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is, therefore, subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service application.

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.