School Matron

Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £20,900 to £25,023

Job summary

School Matron

April 2020

Hours per week: 37.5 Hours per Week (8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday) Working weeks per year 39 weeks (Term-time plus inset days) Paid holiday per year 5.2795 weeks (included within salary)

Dr Challoner's offers access to join the Local Government Pension Scheme ("LGPS"). The LGPS] is a Career Average Related Earnings ("CARE") Defined Benefit Pension Scheme. Full details of the superb benefits conferred by membership of this scheme can be seen here.

Start date 20 April 2020

For April 2020, we are seeking to appoint an approachable, caring and organised person to join our team in the pivotal role of School Matron. This role will require applicants to assess the medical and welfare needs of students and staff, and administer front-line First Aid. The successful candidate will ensure that pupils with ongoing medical needs are supported in school in line with their Individual Health Care Plans, administer approved medication to students and maintain records and reports, including those for statutory requirements. The successful candidate will also be responsible for monitoring absence follow up and lateness management of students.

Dr Challoner’s has 1350 students, of which 420 are in the co-educational Sixth Form. The school was inspected in November 2019 and is only the third mainstream secondary school in the country to be judged Outstanding in a full section 5 inspection under the new Education Inspection Framework. It is regarded as one of the leading grammar schools in the country.

Applicants must hold a full First Aid certificate as a minimum requirement; applications from Registered Nurses will be welcomed. Relevant experience of working in a similar environment is desirable.

Closing date: Monday 27 January, noon.

To apply for the post, please email a completed application form to Alison McAloon (Head’s PA & HR Officer). Email:

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified personsregardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

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School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1354 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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About Dr Challoner's Grammar School

School location

Chesham Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5HA