Clerical Assistant, Deptford London

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Deptford Park Primary SchoolDeptford London

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Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Scale 3 £20,580 - £21,252 pro rata for term time only
Contract term: Permanent

The Role:  Clerical Assistant 

Location:  Deptford Park Primary School Evelyn Street Deptford London SE8 5RJ 

Tel: 020 8692 4351 

What We Are Looking For:  We are looking for an enthusiastic administrator to join our fantastic Office team.  Previous office, computer and telephone experience would be an advantage but is not essential.  Full training on our systems will be given. Judged to be “Good” in our last two Ofsted inspections, our school aims for high academic standards for all, but at the same time embodies the broadest possible definition of education. It is open, welcoming and inclusive towards parents, children and the community.  

Our office team strives to give our children, parents and staff the support they need to ensure that our children are in school with the resources to learn and succeed.  Our school office is a very busy but supportive environment where the successful candidate needs to be able to prioritise their own workload whilst supporting the rest of the team. A welcoming, approachable personality together with a good sense of humour is essential. 

Deptford Park is a larger than average school in the Evelyn ward within Lewisham. The school draws most of its pupils from the immediate area, which is one of high socio-economic disadvantage. We believe in education as a force for social justice and our context is not used as an excuse for under-attainment. Our children are hungry to learn and parental expectation is high. Our commitment is to providing our children with a good education and the basic skills so they can make genuine life choices and escape from a cycle of poverty. At this school every child does matter and we do all we can to make a difference. The current roll is 565 infant and junior children.  The Nursery has 50 part-time places, 25 in each session. Our intake is up to 90 children and we currently have 3 forms of entry.  

Our children love to show off our school, please come and meet us and see our fantastic site and facilities.  We have good arts facilities which include a sprung dance hall, dedicated art classroom, and a professional performance space. The school’s focus is firmly fixed on learning; children’s, teachers’, support staff and the school’s capacity for learning. We have found that this leads to improvements in children’s motivation, behaviour, engagement in learning and learning outcomes.  Our staff team are extremely committed and hard working, together with our children they are our greatest asset. Collegiality is a strong feature of the school and there is a heart-felt belief that our success is collectively achieved. We have a very skilled and experienced support staff team. 

If you enjoy working with children and have a passion for learning you could be part of our team of learners here at Deptford Park. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Application packs can be obtained in the following ways; 

  • By e-mail to 
  • By visiting the schools website at and following the link for recruitment •
  • By visiting the LB Lewisham website at and following the link for jobs in schools •
  • By calling into the school office to collect a hard copy of the pack between 08.30 and 16.30 daily 

Deptford Park School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Therefore the successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as qualifications and reference checks 

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 24th April 2018.  Please note we will only accept hard copies of applications, e-mail attachments will not be opened.   Previous applicants need not apply

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More about Deptford Park Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Evelyn Street, London, SE8 5RJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86924351
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