The Governors of Kelmscott School are seeking to appoint a highly enthusiastic and committed Personal Assistant to the Headteacher to join our thriving administrative department. The successful candidate will provide support to the Headteacher as well as the Senior Leadership Team and must demonstrate excellent organisational, interpersonal and IT skills as well being highly literate with great attention to detail.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain excellent career experience and be part of a welcoming team that strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for students and staff alike.
Kelmscott School is a highly ambitious school in the heart of East London. Inclusion is at the very heart of all that we do. Waltham Forest (London Borough of Culture 2019) reaps the benefits of the character, diversity and cultures within our borough, the things we have in common and the things that make us different. Our school motto is ‘Putting Learning First’ something that we hold dear. We also have a yearly mantra which this year is ‘Be strong, Be Cheerful, Be Brave’. We hope this language gives you a good indication for what we value as a school. Colleagues at our school are happy and as a result we have low staff turnover. Staff wellbeing and work life balance is a priority for us as we believe that our staff, work at their best when they are also able to commit fully to their family and personal lives. Behaviour of students at Kelmscott is exemplary. Our behaviour systems are designed to allow teachers to teach and our students to learn. The support staff team at Kelmscott are an integral part of the processes that keep our classrooms ‘disruption free’ something we would be happy to show you.
We were inspected under the new framework in January 2020. Ofsted saw two typical Kelmscott days and were highly impressed with what they saw. They still consider the school to be good with many outstanding features. The report can be accessed on the school website.
Our vision of teaching and learning at Kelmscott School is to ensure it provides the best possible opportunity for students of all abilities and backgrounds to reach their fullest potential. Of course the role of a TA is paramount here particularly for our SEND students.
Our school is on an exciting journey which we would love for you to be part of. We have what we believe to be a number of unique selling points that all our visitors experience first-hand when they come to our school. To get a flavour of these USPs, do have a look at our Twitter @KelmscottSchool.
As well as a supportive and friendly environment, Kelmscott offers a range of interesting employee benefits including:
- Regular staff breakfast
- Reduced gym membership at Walthamstow Leisure Centre
- No staff meeting either side of a school holiday
Closing date: 7th June 2021
Interviews date: Week commencing 7th June 2021
Please note that if you do not receive a response within two weeks of the closing date that unfortunately you have not been shortlisted.
For an application pack and further details, please contact the school at www.kelmscott.waltham.sch.uk. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.
All completed applications should be returned to the school at the following address:
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Kelmscott School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure, Child Protection screening and checks with past employers. References will be taken up prior to interviews. Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 requires all employers in the United Kingdom to make basic document checks on every person they intend to employ.