45 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£6,346.79 Annually (Actual) Salary: GST B Grade – £20733 FTE. Pro rata (actual salary £6346.79)

Receptionist job summary

We are seeking a skilled and personable Receptionist to join our dynamic team. As the first point of contact for the School, the Receptionist plays a crucial role in creating a positive and welcoming experience for visitors, students and employees. The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication and organisational skills, be well presented, have a friendly demeanour, and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

St Mark and All Saints is a one-form entry primary school welcoming children from age 3 to 11 years old in a caring, happy and supportive environment that enables children to achieve their full potential. The school is very privileged to have outstanding facilities including a school farm, allotment, extensive playing field and stimulating learning environments, giving our children opportunities to explore learning in a fun and engaging way.

This is a 13 hrs a week role over 2 days (Ideally Wednesdays and Fridays).

Main duties:

  • Lead role in managing reception to ensure an excellent “front of house” service is provided to pupils, parents, carers, teachers and other visitors at the various reception points.

  • Ensuring all visitors sign in and out on our signing in system, confirming relevant identification checks have been completed and correct lanyards have been given.

  • Receiving, logging, passing on and if necessary following up messages regarding pupils in a timely and effective manner.

  • Ensuring all visitors to the school are aware of safeguarding and health and safety policies.

  • Answer incoming calls to the school, dealing with all queries professionally, relaying messages to relevant staff members as required.

  • Inform parents or emergency contacts when necessary of any concerns.

  • Liaise with parents regarding student needs following injury or illness at school including organising with parents/carers for pupils if appropriate to go home.

  • To ensure the well-being of pupils who have been sent for first aid.

  • Have a commitment to Child Safeguarding, to promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the School's agreed procedures.

  • Receive all deliveries, direct and notify recipients of their arrival in a timely manner.

  • Keep up-to date with all ongoing school events.

  • Being familiar with the school website and the information it relays to parents.

  • To be responsible for the daily attendance

  • To ensure the dinner numbers are taken accurately and the school kitchen is informed with numbers promptly.

The GST is a multi-academy trust serving 23 schools within the Diocese of Guildford across Surrey and Hampshire. Our trust comprises both primary and secondary schools, schools affiliated to the Church of England and others who are not. Our purpose is to grow and maintain a strong network of schools within a highly supportive and sharing network: we know that schools are better when they work together sharing common values and goals. Opportunities for staff development are a key priority for us - as a member of support staff, as a teacher, as a head teacher or as a local committee member you will have access to wide and varied professional development.


We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment “to be better, together”. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit. We are always open to discussing flexible working options.


Please note that we reserve the right to interview on application should a suitable candidate apply and we have the right to withdraw this advert prior to the closing date. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the role as soon as possible.

    Commitment to safeguarding

    The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and employment practices reflect this commitment.

    The safety and wellbeing of every child in the care of St Mark and All Saints Primary School and Nursery is our absolute priority. We expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, LGC members, Trust directors, visitors, contractors and third party professionals to share this view. The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

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    About St Mark and All Saints Church of England Primary

    School type
    Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
    Education phase
    View all Primaryjobs
    School size
    176 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    2 to 11

    On behalf of the children, staff, Governors and The Good Shepherd Trust, I would like to welcome you to St Mark and All Saints Church of England Primary School. We hope you find our website clear, informative and easy to navigate. It is designed to give you a flavour of the vibrant life of our school, the work of our pupils and the quality education we strive to deliver.

    We are committed to providing the highest quality care and education for your child; our teachers strive to deliver outstanding lessons which will stimulate and engage your child, and ultimately, foster a life-long love of learning. Underpinning this philosophy is the importance of each child’s wellbeing and our first class pastoral care which recognises that, for a child to achieve their educational potential, they must feel safe, happy and valued at school.​

    St Mark and All Saints is a one-form entry primary school welcoming children from age 3 to 11 years old in a caring, happy and supportive environment that enables children to achieve their full potential.

    The school is very privileged to have outstanding facilities including a school farm, allotment, extensive playing field and stimulating learning environments, giving our children opportunities to explore learning in a fun and engaging way.

    With our Christian Values underpinning all the work we do, our children learn together in an atmosphere of high expectations, mutual respect and friendship. We know and value each child in our school and believe in ensuring that all children achieve their best through high quality teaching and support. Learning at St Mark and All Saints is an exciting and challenging experience for each child. There is a strong emphasis on delivering all areas of the curriculum to a high standard, so that each child experiences a broad and balanced curriculum; developing skills, knowledge and understanding in all areas.

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and we look forward to meeting you

    Caroline Mallett

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