– 37 hours per week (Hours: 09.00-17.00 Monday to Thursday with ½ hour unpaid
for lunch & 09.30 to 17.00 on a Friday with ½ hour unpaid for lunch), Term
Time plus 1 week (Including 5 Training Days) - 0.8888 FTE.
are looking for a full-time, term time (plus 1 week) receptionist to join our
supportive team at Houstone School. The successful applicant will be flexible, hardworking,
and willing to go the extra mile.
are looking for the successful applicant to start in January 2024.
role will include:
To ensure a full and professional reception service is
provided on behalf of the school & administer first aid within the school.
be the first point of contact for the school. To ensure the efficient operation of Reception and
provide an appropriate professional and helpful response to telephone enquiries
and re-direct as necessary, taking accurate messages and distributing to
appropriate members of staff
deal with general face-to-face enquiries, welcome visitors and issue passes,
ensuring the signing in/out system is maintained and safeguarding procedures
are rigorously adhered to
book pupils in and out of school after morning registration has closed, as and
To receive mail and distribute to
appropriate members of staff, to include the receipt of all deliveries of
goods, check for correctness against delivery notes, and distribute to
appropriate member of staff. Arrange for all paperwork to be passed to Finance
Department, reporting any discrepancies immediately
Leading and assisting with pupil first aid,
looking after unwell/injured pupils, liaising with parents/staff etc. Keep the
medical room book and accident records up to date, alerting the Business
Support Officer when an investigation into an incident needs to be carried out
the smooth running of the school day with the general administration of the
under your own initiative to ensure workload is prioritised and efficiently
such other duties which lie within the post holders competence and contribute
to the learning environment within the school, which may be required from time
WHY HOUSTONE SCHOOL?
Houstone School is a brand new secondary school, which opened
in September 2022, we opened with pupils in Year 7-10, and from September 2023
we have pupils in all year groups.
At Houstone, our values of aspiration, endeavour, and respect,
underpinned by very high expectations and drive in everything that we do. We
have a powerful culture which is warm but strict, based on clear routines,
systems, and structures. As a result, our teachers enjoy their teaching with
impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated pupils.
ABOUT ADVANTAGE SCHOOLS
values are aspiration, honesty and respect and our
vision is to create a family of exceptional schools, within which students are
empowered and supported to achieve extraordinary outcomes. We currently run
four schools in Bedfordshire – Bedford Free School (secondary, Ofsted
outstanding), Houstone School (secondary, not yet inspected), Elstow School
(primary, Ofsted good) and Queen’s Park Academy (primary, Ofsted good) – with a
fifth school (primary) joining us imminently. Our pupils will leave our schools
prepared for a fulfilling life, including the opportunity to go to a great
university and pursue the career of their choice. To achieve this, our network
of schools teach an academic, knowledge-rich curriculum enhanced by an
entitlement to enrichment for all.
achieve our goals through the recruitment and retention of the best
colleagues and school leaders, developing talent through sector-leading
professional learning. We foster collaborative work, both across our trust
and our extensive network of professional contacts, to ensure our staff can
learn from and contribute significantly to the wider educational system.
believe great staff make a great school, so we look after our colleagues well.
We value hard work, but we do all we can to identify and eliminate unnecessary
workload that could result in burnout.
more detail please look at the job description and person specification.
reserve the right to interview and close applications early should a suitable
children enrolled at the school is of paramount importance, and we are fully
committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful
applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing
proof of your right to work in the UK.
Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our pupils. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.
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