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Exam Invigilator - £10 - £12 per hour (depending on experience)

Copthall SchoolBarnet

Thank you for expressing an interest in the post of Exam Invigilator.

Copthall School is led by a decisive leader having been awarded ‘TES Headteacher of the Year Award 2020’ and an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for Services to Education.  High quality teaching and learning is one of our priorities which leads to outstanding results.   Our outcomes for GCSEs are outstanding with a year on year upward P8 trajectory, placing us in the top 3% nationally for progress.  Our thriving Sixth Form, which is in the top 12% of schools for A-Level results, offers both A-Level and Vocational pathways and we boast an excellent success rate in University applications. 

We require both new and experienced Invigilators to work during the examination period.  You will need to be extremely reliable and punctual, flexible, an excellent communicator, confident and be able to conform to exam board regulations.

Successfully appointed applicants will work alongside experienced invigilators and examination staff to ensure that the examinations are conducted appropriately and invigilated rigorously.  The main exam periods that you will be required to be available for are December, January, February, March and the main May and June months together with other ad hoc sessions that may be available during the academic year.  

We are looking for committed and reliable individuals to become part of our team. A background in education would be an advantage but full training will be given to successful applicants.

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

• be committed to our ethos of high expectations and no excuses with the belief that every child can succeed

• have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupil

• have the ability to work calmly under pressure

• have a flexible approach to work

and in return, we offer candidates:

• support, mentoring and training appropriate to the post

• a forward looking, hardworking and enthusiastic team of staff with the desire and skills to improve outcomes

• the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the school, its students and families

• benefit from our Employee Assistance Programme (Wellbeing)

Copthall is a beacon of success and has been featured regularly on a range of media platforms:  Our commitment to staff development and staff welfare is exceptionally strong and is evident in the calm and purposeful atmosphere you will find at our school.   We are looking for staff who are committed to developing confident and capable learners and who are prepared to work hard for every single student.

At Copthall, all staff, whether in teaching or support roles, are highly valued and their contribution to our students is appreciated by the whole school community. The school provides an environment for staff to thrive and develop professionally, whilst enhancing the experience of Copthall students.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the School’s Virtual tour accessible via:

Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply: Application forms must be completed and are available from the school website:  or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937.  We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.  Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to

Closing date: Wednesday 15th September 2021 (12 noon)The school reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to promoting safeguarding and the protection of children and vulnerable adults.  

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