Personal Assistant to the Head Teacher, South Chailey, near Lewes - East Sussex

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Chailey SchoolSouth Chailey, near Lewes - East Sussex

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £20,654 - £21,892 - full time equivalent
Contract term: Permanent

Chailey is a thriving, successful school set in rural Sussex, just north of Lewes, and within easy reach of Brighton and Haywards Heath.  We are proud of our traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning.  Staff are friendly, dedicated and supportive and our students are happy and proud to be part of the school. Chailey is a school where teachers and students can thrive. Visitors to Chailey School often comment on the calm teaching environment and fantastic relationships between students and teachers. 

We had our last Ofsted visit in January 2017 which we were very pleased with.   The Ofsted report contained comments such as:

 • ‘an established culture and ethos of the school, which is enhanced by the strong relationships between staff and pupils’

  • ‘pupils make good, and sometimes better, progress’ 

• ‘pupils appreciate what staff do for them and, therefore, their conduct is typically exemplary, both in lessons and around the school’ 

We believe that this is a very strong foundation from which to aspire to excellence in everything we do.  

We are seeking to appoint a Personal Assistant to the Head Teacher.   The post holder will need to develop an understanding of the nature of the Head Teacher’s role and maintain and monitor the appropriate administrative systems to enable the Head Teacher to fulfil her responsibilities efficiently and effectively.   The PA will hold the confidence of the Head Teacher herself and will be expected to work with the utmost trust and sensitivity handling sometimes complex and difficult situations.

The hours of duty for the Head Teacher’s PA are the requirement to work a 37 hour week, although the exact working pattern is negotiable.  The position is Term Time Only plus two weeks during the school holidays.

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More about Chailey School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Mill Lane, South Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4PU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 890407
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