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Receptionist/ Attendance Officer - Term Time

All Faith's Children's Academy, Strood

  • Ref:KCC887-2600-29S
  • Posted:17/01/2022
  • Pay:TSAT C Scale Pro rata salary (£15,516 - £16,988)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:30/01/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


All Faiths Children’s Academy is a one form entry school with a well-established provision for deaf children in a primary mainstream setting. We currently have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Receptionist/ Attendance Officer. This is a maternity cover however there is potential for a permanent opportunity.

Week per year: 39 weeks (Term time only + 5 INSET days)

Contract: Maternity Contract (Potential permanent opportunity)

Working hours for the role are: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm (4 days a week) then 8.00am – 3.30pm (1 day a week) with 30 minutes for lunch. The selected day will be agreed by the school. 

As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust we are committed to an ethos of excellence and a whole school approach to the teaching and learning of thinking skills.


Your new role will consist of:

  • Providing a friendly, welcoming, first point of contact for parents/carers, visitors and staff.
  • Ability to cope with conflicting demands, deadlines and interruptions and to work to tight deadlines in a methodical manner observing confidentiality at all times.
  • Assisting with preparation for Educational Visits
  • Ordering and maintaining stationery for the school
  • Typing letters and general admin.
  • Helping to update the school’s website
  • Using the school's management information system
  • General office administration
  • First aid to pupils
  • Deal with all aspects of attendance and lateness
  • Any other duties as required


What you will need to succeed: 

  • Willing and flexible 
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills 
  • Have excellent English grammar and spelling
  • Strong ICT skills 
  • A team player 
  • Honest reliable and trustworthy with confidential information 
  • To promote excellent attendance and punctuality to reduce absence levels. 
  • To organise all Nursery admissions to the school in a timely manner. 
  • To undertake other administration tasks when required. 


 What you will get in return from All Faiths Children’s Academy:

  • A small and vibrant team who offer a supportive induction program. On-going support through team meetings and professional development days.
  • High expectations for all members of the school community.
  • Supportive staff within the school and amongst the Trust.
  • Free on-site car parking.
  • Discounted gym membership at Thinking Fitness.


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in a well-established provision for deaf children, benefiting from a large support network and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the school

All Faiths Children’s Academy is a one form entry school, we specialise in teaching deaf children and our expert staff help students to communicate effectively using British Sign Language, Sign Supported English, finger spelling, lip reading and speech using a Total Communication approach. Deafness in itself is not a barrier to learning or an obstacle; every pupil deserves to have the highest expectations for achievement.

As an accredited thinking school, we believe that children learn best when a wide and exciting curriculum is delivered through a framework which allows them to think carefully about everything that takes place. They learn to explore, discover and question through a range of daily activities both inside and outside the classroom.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01634 295 715


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).