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School Administrator (Spring Term Cover)

The Minors Nursery SchoolNotting Hill, W2

Required January 2022

Term Time Only - Spring Term 2022 (January - April)

The School

The Minors Nursery School is a thoroughly happy, caring and safe place where every child feels valued and can develop into an independent, confident individual. We provide an excellent foundation on which every child can build their future education within a caring, secure and stimulating environment.

 We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated School Administrator to cover a period of absence.

Alpha Plus Group

The primary purpose of the Alpha Plus Group is to develop excellence in education through well-directed investment and professional management. The Gold Standard is the Group’s vision of educational excellence. It comprises two dimensions:

  • Cultural - fostering high aspirations and expectations of staff and pupils, always recognising that excellence is a never-ending pursuit
  • Operational - robust governance through which schools, colleges and central services are simultaneously supported and challenged in their pursuit of excellence

Centres of Excellence 

The group recognises that great schools have their own identity and ethos and seeks to preserve such independent values. Whilst the interpretation and execution of ‘excellence’ may therefore vary across the Group, many elements, such as outstanding leadership, and passion and pride in teaching and learning, are common to all. Each centre retains its own identity, with the Heads and Principals afforded significant management authority, but with the benefits of financial security, camaraderie and opportunities for sharing best practice by belonging to one of the country's leading educational groups.

The Role

The School Administrator must maintain total confidentiality and courtesy at all times regarding the school in their dealings with parents, staff, prospective parents and the public at large. The work will vary from day to day, but routine duties are outlined below. Information pertaining to any aspect of the school must not be disclosed to any parties outside of school.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for the school
  • Answering the telephone; screening and directing calls
  • Provide correct and relevant information to callers
  • Taking and relaying messages
  • Typing letters and assorted documents
  • Opening and sorting post and dispatching items for posting
  • Handling e-mails
  • Photocopying and distribution of paperwork
  • Ordering and maintaining school and office stationery
  • Keeping the office in a tidy and presentable manner
  • Assisting the Headteacher as requested regarding registration for prospective pupils
  • Keeping the SIMS database up to date
  • Making appointments for parents, prospective parents, visitors to the school
  • Greet and welcome all people entering the school, ensuring all sign in/wear stickers
  • Dealing with contractors & maintenance staff
  • Assist in relaying messages to/from parents
  • Help with general classroom administration e.g. laminating, photocopying etc.
  • Send post e.g. Xmas cards
  • Undertake such training as is required to qualify as a registered First Aider and to update this training as necessary
  • Assist when necessary to administer medication to children following The Minors Nursery School Policy for Administering of Medication in school
  • Assist when necessary to administer First Aid as appropriate and when necessary
  • Check the First Aid Boxes half termly and replenish as necessary
  • Contact parents whenever necessary in relation to any need expressed by the Headteacher or staff on behalf of a pupil
  • To collate, check and distribute class contact sheets to staff and parents
  • Be responsible for the prompt opening and closing of the front door at arrival and collection time
  • Manage the Daily Safety Check
  • Keep the School Website up to date
  • Undertake the training and development which is relevant to the performance of the duties described in this document
  • Undertake any customer service training organised through Alpha Plus Group
  • Attend any meetings that are appropriate to the post as required by the Head
  • Attend any formal or informal events as required by the Head
  • Be familiar with all necessary rules and regulations pertaining to the school including those relating to Health and Safety
  • Undertake any further duties as maybe reasonably required by the Head

A pro-rated salary of £22,000 - £25,000 per annum is offered to the successful candidate, depending on qualifications and experience. The position is term time only and the hours of work are 07:45 – 16:45, Monday to Friday.


The Alpha Plus Group and The Minors Nursery School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as a prospective employee you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within APG Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. This role is subject to a number of pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service with Barred List clearance.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Application Process

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 05 December 2021.

 Interviews will take place as and when suitable applications are received, so early applications are encouraged. 

Please click 'here ' to begin your application via the Alpha Plus Careers site.

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