We are seeking to appoint a confident, caring and organised person to join our team in the role of School First Aider and Administrator. This role will require applicants to administer front-line First Aid, and provide a listening ear to students. The successful candidate will ensure that pupils with ongoing medical needs are supported in school in line with their Individual Health Care Plans, administer approved medication to students and maintain records and reports, including those for statutory requirements.
The post holder will be responsible for maintaining the appointment schedules of the School-based Counsellors, Mental Health Nurse and the School based Doctor. The position also includes other administrative duties in support of the wider school, making this role both varied and interesting.
Experience of administering First Aid is a minimum requirement; although if further training is necessary this can be arranged by the school. Relevant experience of working in a similar environment is desirable.
Academic standards in the school are extremely high. The school was rated ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate in 2010 and was ranked number one in the Sunday Times ‘Top 10 Schools in the Midlands’ in 2013.
The School’s purpose is undoubtedly the pursuit of academic excellence in all that it does, but it is of equal significance that this excellence should be accessible to able pupils, whatever their family background or financial situation. The School reflects very closely the diverse racial mix of the city itself and attracts pupils from beyond Birmingham. At the moment, 20% of pupils have some kind of financial support and almost 10% pay no fees at all. The funds for this are provided by the King Edward VI Foundation and through the generous donations of alumnae and other organisations.
KEHS regularly ranks as one of the top performing academic girls’ schools in the country. Academic standards in the School are extremely high – this year’s GCSE results saw 92% A*/A and/or 9-7 grades; 1 in 5 results were at Grade 9 or A* and 49% of students achieved at least 8 top grades. At A Level 92% of grades were at A*-B and 33% at A*. The School has a long history of sending girls to the very best universities including Oxford and Cambridge; this year, 14 students gained places at Oxbridge.
At KEHS, we aim to offer an outstanding education for able girls who like original ideas and new challenges. Staff are passionate about their subjects and seek to inspire a love of learning for its own sake. Pastoral care is important to us as we seek to educate girls, supporting them to become confident, resilient young women. Girls combine a rigorous academic education with a huge range of high quality extra-curricular activities. The School produces music and drama of an exceptional quality, with a biennial performance in the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. These activities were enhanced still further by the construction of the Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, a joint £10 million facility with King Edward’s School, which opened in 2012. There is also a large range of sporting opportunities. The School has its own Sports Hall and swimming pool, which were recently refurbished, with hockey and netball pitches on site.