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  • Start date details

    February 2024

  • Closing date

    29 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,825.00 - £33,945.00 Annually (FTE) L6 pts 21 - 25

PA to Headteacher, Heads of School & Clerk to Governing Body job summary

PA to the Headteacher, Heads of School & Clerk to the Governing Body

Contract term: Maternity Cover

Contract type: 37 hours per week, 41 weeks per year (term time, plus 5 training days & further 10 days to be mutually agreed and worked through the holidays)

Location: Cedars Upper School, Leighton Buzzard

Job start: February 2024

Salary: L6, £30,825-£33,945 pro rata

We have a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and motivated individual to join our friendly school as the PA to Head Teacher, Heads of School and Clerk to the Governing Body. The role of the PA is to support the Head Teacher to ensure that the strategic, operational planning and the administration of the School run smoothly. You will also be required to work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and Governors providing confidential secretarial and administrative support.

As PA to the Head Teacher, you will:

  • Be a key point of contact between the Head Teacher and staff, students and the public, acting as the gatekeeper and prioritising the Head Teacher’s time.
  • Manage the Head Teacher’s diary and schedule ensuring that they are fully prepared for all meetings and events.
  • Work together with key staff throughout the school to ensure that the Head Teacher is properly informed and involved in key decision making through organising subset meetings between the Head Teacher and department heads.
  • Provide support and all necessary documentation in relation to the Governing Body including preparation for, minuting and clerking of Governing Body meetings.

You will be called upon to use your judgement and initiative and must be ableto remain calm and controlled under the pressures of working in a verydemanding and constantly changing environment. The post requires a willingness toundertake training if required; it is essential that, as the first point of contactfor the Headteacher, you have a manner which inspires confidence.

Cedars is a high performing, and very popular 13-18 upper school of justover 1000 students in the small town of Leighton Buzzard. The school enjoys afine reputation in the area, attaining consistently excellent results. Webelieve that every student and member of staff can 'achieve excellence’.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Friday 29th December 2023 and we shall be interviewing shortly after.

This school is committed to safeguardingand promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers toshare this commitment.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in the school.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Cedars Upper School

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1007 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

School location

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