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Office Manager / PA to the Head Teacher - Term Time

Victoria Road Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2275-69S
  • Posted:19/02/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 5/6 depending on experience
  • Start Date:April/June depending on experience
  • App Close Date:01/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:12th March 2024


Do you have the energy, drive and sense of humour to manage a busy school office and keep the leadership team organised?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised office manager/PA to the Head teacher to join our strong office team. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a friendly, helpful welcoming front of house, meeting and greeting visitors and stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills when dealing with all levels of staff, visitors and stakeholders
  • Have a good current knowledge of day to day school life, systems and processes
  • Have a good understanding of the timetable of the seasonal terms in a school year
  • Be proficient in school management systems, policies and procedures, particularly SIMS
  • Have knowledge of personnel procedures and HR guidlines
  • To have good word processing skills and knowledge of systems including Word and Excel
  • Be able to confidently manage the school diaries, set clear timelines and meet deadlines
  • To be able to confidently prioritise workload and manage own time effectively to meet the demands of an ever changing school life
  • A good knowledge of GDPR guidelines, processes and procedures
  • To have a good understanding of the admissions process including SAM ranking and appeals 
  • To handle all information sensistively and understand the need for confidentiality

This position is term time only plus 5 staff development days. It is for a June start although some flexibility can be offered for transition time from April onwards to allow for a smooth handover of information and knolwedge from current staff.

We would like to encourage you to visit so you can to see our wonderful school in operation. 

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the school

Victoria Road Primary School is a small one-form entry school. There is a maximum of 30 children in each class and the total school roll is 210.

The school is more than 100 years old, but is in good condition despite its age. It is located close to the centre of Ashford and is only 5 minutes walk from the main railway station and International Station. We have a field and several playgrounds. All classrooms are well resourced with support from teaching assistants.

Our children, primarily coming from south Ashford, are friendly and a pleasure to teach. The school is popular in the area we serve with a friendly and dedicated staff who have an ethos of sharing and support.

The school was judged as Good in its last inspection carried out by Ofsted in its last inspection (February 2019). This identified many strengths including, a strong shared vision and 100% of staff who are overwhelmingly proud to be part of the school.

Our website address is www.victoriaroad.co.uk

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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 Education.