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  • Start date details

    asap, willing to wait for the right candidate

  • Closing date

    16 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: The Primary Receptionist role is working Monday to Thursday from 8am until 4.30pm and Friday from 8am to 3.30pm on a term time only + basis. This means that you will work on the advertised term dates plus professional development days

Contract type


Pay scale

£24,276 per annum (already pro rated)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The main purpose of the Primary Receptionist role is to operate the switchboard, collect and sort internal and external correspondence, administer the postage book, update the telephone directory and deal effectively with the day-to-day enquiries from parents, students, staff and visitors to the school. The role also includes working closely with any supply cover to ensure that they are fully informed of their assignments for the day. Direct responsibility for the Junior Receptionist is required in this role. This role involves the safeguarding children given the contact and engagement of regulated activity with children.

The Primary Receptionist role is working Monday to Thursday from 8am until 4.30pm and Friday from 8am to 3.30pm on a term time only + basis. This means that you will work on the advertised term dates plus professional development days. The salary of £24,276 per annum has already been pro rated.

Come and visit us for a personal tour if you like, or you could visit the ‘Quicklinks - Vacancies’ section of our website for more information and an application form: www.alecreedacademy.co.uk. If you prefer to talk, our HR department would love to chat: 0208 8414511.

Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 16th April 2023 at 12pm

Interviews will be held w/c: 17th April 2023

We reserve the right to hold interviews in advance of the closing date should a favourable application be received

ARA is committed to the protection and safety of our learners. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service prior to commencing the role.

What the school offers its staff

"I chose to work at ARA since I felt it was the kind of facility that was at the heart the local community. I’m from the local area and it is important that we have facilities like this school...I appreciate the support staff here are given to meet their potential and make a difference to our students’ lives".


As an Investor in People, the Academy offers excellent career and professional development. We have great Trustees, staff feel valued, enjoy opportunities for additional paid responsibilities, and there is scope to influence autonomy. Academy staff enjoy employer’s pension contribution of over 17%, free on-site parking, free use of the gym, subsidised meals and family friendly policies including dependents entitlement. Regular nominated staff rewards and free breakfasts are also welcomed by staff.

ARA is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

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 Alec Reed Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
1677 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
0208 8414511

We are proud to be an all-through Academy for students aged 3-19 and an Adult Learning Centre. We are able to create a learning environment for our students that can support them throughout their learning journey. The combination of passionate and talented teaching and associate staff alongside excellent facilities creates an enviable learning environment.

Our ‘state of the art’ facilities have benefited from extensive capital funding. The most recent developments include the Arc in the primary phase and the Quad in the secondary phase. Extensive sports facilities including a Community Sports Centre are enjoyed by students and staff at the Academy and members of our wider communities alike. The Academy is fortunate in that it owns its own ‘Academy Fields’; a large section of fertile land and the perfect environment for outdoor learning.

Our aim: to be an outstanding learning community where individuals thrive. We value our partnerships with parents/carers and know that together, supported by all within our academy community, we can achieve success.

Arranging a visit to Alec Reed Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@alecreedacademy.co.uk.

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