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School Administrator (Examination Access Arrangements)

Jewish Community Secondary SchoolNew Barnet, Greater London

Salary: NJC new scale 12-15 (£25,137 - £26,520) pro rata

Working Hours:  34 hours per week, term time only

Required: as soon as possible

Closing Date: 9am Monday 13th December

Interviews: Wednesday 15th December, however we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

This Role:  We need a proactive and well-organised administrator to join a busy and highly effective team within the school, which has significant numbers of students seeking and/or entitled to Exam Access Arrangements.  This role involves working under the close supervision of the Deputy SENCo to ensure that access arrangements for internal and public examinations are in place in line with exam board and JCQ regulations.  It requires working closely with teachers, the Exams Office, Learning Support and Administrative staff, external agencies, as well as with parents and students.  

The ideal candidate will be able to work well in a team as well as independently. Knowledge of educational examination administration is an advantage, but training can be provided.  Key skills for the role include attention to detail in record keeping, proactivity and flexibility, a calm and well-organised manner and good interpersonal skills.  

Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be like, be ready to think again. Our outward-looking and pluralist Jewish ethos combines an embrace of open-minded values with a deep love of the varied riches of Jewish tradition. The staff and leadership team includes different faiths and none at all levels, and the school has a culture of purposeful good humour and humanity. We are a school like no other.

Our Results: We have a track record of outstanding academic results and our 2019 outcomes make us the 3rd highest-performing non-selective maintained school at both GCSE and A level according to The Times.  44% of A level grades were at A*or A, with over a quarter of the cohort scoring at least two A grades. Level 3 vocational outcomes were equally strong, with 70% of grades at Distinction or better.  At GCSE, half of grades were at grade 7 or higher, and a third of the cohort achieved at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or better.  Our ALPS grade is 2 at both A level and GCSE, and our ‘Progress 8’ score is 0.68. 9 students gained places at Oxbridge this year, and on top of this (as is typical) students secured places for Medicine, Art, Architecture & Media at prestigious institutions.

Staff Benefits: We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to supporting staff development. Several non-teaching colleagues have trained with us as teachers; our rich CPL programme includes full induction for new teaching staff including NQTs, NPQH/SL/ML programmes, and financial support for MA courses, Action Research projects and many other opportunities. Additional responsibilities are always considered for suitable candidates and we offer NQTs employment for the last few weeks of the summer term. Our admissions policy includes priority places for the children of all staff*. Our website details a huge number and variety of staff wellbeing initiatives.

* (Children, Jewish and non-Jewish, of JCoSS staff who have a permanent contract of employment and have completed two years of service on the last day of the summer term of the academic year prior to application)

Our Location & Community: The school is in beautiful new £50m buildings overlooking the Green Belt. It is easily accessible from Northern, Piccadilly and Overground rail links, public buses run past the entrance and a school coach service (available to staff) serves our whole catchment area. We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We have approval for an additional building, allowing us to expand our intake to 2017 per cohort, in response to significant long-term over-subscription. We expect to start building this academic year.


JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Note that we do not shortlist from CV alone.

For information, including an application pack, please click 'quick apply' or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact Lara Samuels on recruitment@jcoss.barnet.sch.uk 

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.

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