Newfield Secondary School, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9JP

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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    25 September 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 3 £19,312- £19,698 pro rata

Receptionist job summary


Post:  Receptionist

Contract Type & Term: Permanent 37 Hours per week/39 weeks per year

FT Salary: Grade 3 £19,312- £19,698 pro rata

Actual Salary: £16,518-£16,848 (with under 5 years service)

Commencement Date: As soon as possible

We have an exciting opportunity for a receptionist to join our team to provide a comprehensive front of house support service for our busy and vibrant school.

This is an important position in our school and to be successful in this role you must be able to communicate effectively, work under pressure and maintain positive relationships with all members of the school community. You will also have the ability to adapt to the ever-changing priorities and demands of the school whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy, manage sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.

The position is varied and will include:

  • Welcoming all visitors to the building
  • Taking all incoming calls to the school - directing callers to the right person, taking messages and screening calls, prioritising as needed and ensuring all messages are emailed to the right person promptly
  • Liaising with other stakeholders including other schools, external agencies, parents and members of the public
  • Dealing with incoming and outcoming post daily including parcel delivery
  • Maintaining a tidy and effective reception area
  • Daily use of SIMS database

The working hours for this post are 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Thursday and 7:30am to 3.oopm Friday.

Previous experience of managing a busy reception is essential. Experience within a school setting and knowledge of SIMS would be advantageous but not essential. The successful candidate will need to understand the importance and significance of safeguarding and confidentiality and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Further information and details about how to apply can be found on the school website. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact ruthcressey@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk

To apply please submit a Trust application form to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk

Please note we do NOT accept CV’s or Council Application Forms

Closing date for applications is Sunday 25 September 2022

This job post has expired.

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About Newfield Secondary School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1031 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Headteacher’s Welcome

Dear Colleague

Thank you for your interest in joining Newfield School. This is an excellent opportunity to join our great school and to play role in shaping the provision of education and lifelong learning opportunities for our students. We believe that ‘Achievement Leads to Opportunity and Choice’ and our three core values underpin and drive all that we do for our students;
• We are high performing because we are curious and have a thirst for knowledge;
• We are considerate and value our community;
• We succeed through commitment and relentless ambition.

Irrespective of starting point, family background or ability each and every child that walks through our school doors deserves a quality first education. We are passionate about the numbers of students who are classed as disadvantaged making the same as, if not more, progress than their advantaged peers. Therefore, we lead a high functioning school that gives children true social justice and the opportunity to make the best of their education ensuring no doors are closed in their future. Achieving qualifications alongside our commitment to exciting and engaging extra-curricular offer means our students have opportunity and choice following their rich education at Newfield School.

Newfield School is a truly special place to work. The core business of teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. We have high expectations of our staff but we also value and look after them. We balance hard work with meaningful and tailored professional development, great practice every day with a manageable workload. Our school has a proven consistent record of success and we will continue to make exceptional progress with our students this year and into the future.

We believe that our students are future scholars in their chosen fields and that teachers are the experts in the classroom who should impart their knowledge to students. We use the best evidence to lead our approach to learning and teaching and follow approaches that are supported by cognitive science. As a result, lessons are structured around the explicit teaching and assessment of knowledge. They are characterised by rapid progress, whole class drills, repetition of facts, teacher led instruction and high performance regardless of ability or background.

The climate for learning in our school is very positive and this is underpinned by very high expectations of behaviour, dress and attitude to learning. Our students are well-behaved and ambitious. All staff are consistent in their high expectations and approach to discipline and the Senior Team have a high presence day in day out in our school.
Our OFSTED report of March 2022 highlighted the excellent relationships, high expectations and pride in our school.
“This is an inclusive school with a diverse and happy community. Pupils are polite and courteous and typically treat people with respect”.
“Leaders are ambitious for all pupils at this school. They have high expectations for pupils’ work and behaviour. Pupils and staff are proud to be members of the school community”. OFSTED March 2022

Newfield School is a valued partner and driving force within the Mercia Learning Trust, a local and ambitious Trust that is dedicated to improving the life chances and careers of its students and those professionals working within it. The Trust is one of the most successful Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region and changes the lives of over 4000 children and young people in Sheffield and is continuing to grow.

This is an exciting time for us as we move towards being a truly exceptional school. Our reputation is growing and our challenge now is not just to sustain but to surpass our recent GCSE performances, to lead the way on pedagogy, to deliver effective and exciting learning at the highest level and to become a beacon school for training, research and professional development.

We support applications from candidates who understand and support our approach to teaching and learning. Imaginative and committed, you will have a passion for your subject, high standards of professionalism and high expectations of students.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Ruth Cressey, PA to the Headteacher on 0114 255 7331 or email rcressey@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk .

If this excites you and you believe you have the necessary skills for this role, I would welcome your interest and application.

I look forward to meeting you.

Yours faithfully

Emma Anderson

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