Executive Assistant to the Headteacher and Special Projects, Newham

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School 21Newham

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,135 to £28,440 (FTE)/pro-rated £20,700 to £24,393
Contract term: Permanent

School 21 is looking for an exceptional Executive Assistant to report directly to the Headteacher providing a high standard of administrative support. As an integral part of the administration team, you will work closely with various SLT members to ensure the efficient organisation of whole school administration.

The role will suit someone with excellent communication skills and a proven track record of providing high level Executive Assistant support. The successful candidate will be able to draw on best practice from educational and non-educational settings to ensure effective support for the Head Teacher. We are looking for someone who can bring rigour, an eye for detail and experience to our ambitious school.

School 21 is committed to new types of learning – more personal, more collaborative, more fluid. To get this right the school systems need to be delivered with faultless execution. From the different eating times, to the variety of learning spaces, to the flexible staffing models, we will be re-imaging the structures of the school. You will ensure our education model is supported by precise and robust administration.

Since we opened in 2012 we have put learning and teaching at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a unique approach to oracy including setting up a charity, Voice 21 (https://www.voice21.org/) which is already working with several hundred schools. We have also pioneered real world, interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with a network of extraordinary organisations: creative, artistic, high tech, professional.
At School 21 we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).

School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.

School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding Ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/school/school-21.

There was strong recognition In the Ofsted for the ethos and approach of the school:

"Pupils across the school make exceptional progress."
"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, impeccable manners and show respect for everyone.”
“Staff morale is exceptionally high. Teachers at the early stages of their career value the ‘fantastic’ professional development and opportunities to learn from each other. Those with more experience said that they have become much better teachers since joining the school.”
Through project-based learning "pupils achieve remarkable standards of work and demonstrated knowledge and skills at levels beyond those expected for their age group."
“Pupils talk and discuss with a maturity and confidence that is remarkable for their years."

For more information see: www.school21.org.uk or e-mail Anne Shaker at careers@school21.org.uk or call 020 8262 2121.

To apply:  Please visit the careers pages at www.school21.org.uk and complete an online application form.

Apply by:  As soon as possible
Contract term: Permanent, term time only (39 + 2 weeks) subject to an Enhanced DBS check

School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding children.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Pitchford Street, Stratford, London, E15 4RZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8262 2121
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School 21 is a pioneering new 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London, for girls and boys and children from all starting points and backgrounds. We are now in our 5th year and are about to open our new Sixth Form, Six 21, as well as a middle school ...