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Head's PA

Verulam SchoolHertfordshire

Headteacher:  Miss J Richardson

School Roll:  1086 with 231 in Sixth Form

Pay Scale:   H7(19) £26,107 (£23,382 pro-rated part time)

Hours:   37 hours per week: term time + INSET days + 2 weeks in the school
                                       holidays

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional PA to support the new Head in driving change and excellence at Verulam School. You will be calm, well organised and able to work on your own initiative.

If you are a team player with drive, enthusiasm and an interest in working in a committed educational environment we welcome your application. The successful candidate will provide a first class, secretarial, professional and confidential personal assistant service. to the Headteacher, manage the Admissions process and manage the school calendar. The candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to the vision and our core values of “Excellence, Character, Respect”. 

Verulam School is a high achieving boys’ school with a mixed Sixth Form, which forms part of the highly successful BeauSandVer consortium.  As a school, our core values of “Excellence, Character, Respect” permeate all that we do.  We are located in St Albans, a beautiful Cathedral city with a lively cultural life surrounded by countryside but still only 20 minutes from London by train and with easy access to motorways and airports.  

The school has good GCSE and A Level results and achieved an above average Progress 8 score of +0.22 in 2019. (Last national data set).  It was judged to be a Good school in all categories by Ofsted in October 2018.

Verulam School is a member of the Alban Academies Trust, together with Sandringham, Ridgeway, Wheatfields Junior and Wheatfields Infants’ and Nursery schools. We work together within the Trust to share best practice, deliver joint training, promote the highest of expectations and raise achievement for all students. The Trust’s motto is ‘Educational Excellence for All.’ The Trust offers significant opportunities for career development of staff at all levels of the organisation. 

Verulam School is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and the creation of an inclusive environment for all employees. Employment selections are made according to suitability for the post, irrespective of background or protected characteristic. Verulam School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you wish to have a tour or discussion, please contact Caroline Piggott, HR Co-ordinator, on caroline.piggott@verulam.herts.sch.uk or 01727 766100 for further details of the post. 

Closing Date: 6th December 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 6th December 2021


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