Tower Hill School

Temporary Administrative Assistant

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Salary: Grade 4 £18,426 - £18,795 pro rata

Contract Type: Temporary to 31.07.20

Contract Time: Term Time only

Hours per week: 21.25 (8.45am – 1.00pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Fr)

  1. Hill School is an improving Primary School in Witney. We are a friendly welcoming school with a happy and caring staff.

We are looking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to work as part of a team in a very busy school office. We are looking for someone who will embrace our Values and has a pleasant, patient demeanour as well as an ability to work at speed, accurately under pressure. The ability to keep smiling is essential!

Duties to include Reception and general administrative duties as well as assisting with school admissions.

The hours for this post are 8.45am – 1.00pm and you will need have either an NVQ2 in Business/School Administration, or have substantial experience in a similar role.

For an informal discussion please contact the School Business Manager Kate Walsh on 01993 702599 or

Applications are only accepted via the TES website ( CVs will not be accepted as application.

Closing Date: Friday 31st January

Shortlisting: Monday 3rd February

Interview Date: Monday 10th February


LEVEL 1 - Under the direction/instruction of senior staff: provide routine general clerical, administrative,

financial support to the school. GRADE 4



  • Undertake reception duties, answering routine telephone and face to face enquiries and signing in visitors
  • Assist with pupil first aid/welfare duties, looking after sick pupils, liaising with parents/staff etc.
  • Assisting with arrangements for visits by school nurse, photographer etc.


  • Provide routine clerical support e.g. photocopying, filing, faxing, emailing, complete routine forms
  • Maintain manual and computerised records/management information systems
  • Undertake typing, word-processing and other IT based tasks
  • Sort and distribute mail
  • Undertake routine administration e.g. registers/school meals


  • Operate office equipment e.g. photocopier, computer
  • Arrange orderly and secure storage of supplies
  • Undertake routine financial administration e.g. collect and record dinner money


  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required




  • General clerical/administrative work




  • Induction/basic skills
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills




  • Appropriate knowledge of first aid
  • Good understanding and ability to use relevant technology e.g. photocopier
  • Keyboard/computer skills
  • Participate in development and training opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities and your own position within these


Tower Hill C P School

Reception Teacher

(Temporary Maternity cover, potentially up to 12 months)


We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Reception Teacher for our vibrant school for temporary maternity cover.
The successful candidate will be joining a well-motivated and enthusiastic staff who are committed to improving outcomes for all pupils.

We are looking for a Reception teacher who:

• Is an excellent classroom practitioner with very high standards and expectations;
• Is very well organised, positive and enthusiastic;
• Has a proven track record of success in working in Early Years
• Can work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver positive outcomes for children;
• Is committed to inclusion;
• Has excellent interpersonal skills.


Our pupils say they are looking for a teacher who:


“lets us play”, “will help us”, and “helps us learn”

We can offer you:

• Well-behaved, motivated and eager children;

• A supportive governing body
• A leadership team who view your professional development as a priority;
• A committed, friendly and well-motivated staff

• Scope for professional development and career development as part of the River Learning Trust


This appointment will be temporary to cover maternity leave. The appointment will cease when the post holder returns to duty or if they do not return when a permanent appointment is made to the post. One months’ notice will be given.


Visits welcomed - please phone the school office 01993 702599 or e-mail

Applications via the TES website only

Job details

Job title: Reception Class teacher

Salary: MS1 – UPS3

Hours: 26

Contract type: 0.8 (4 days per week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday).

Temporary Maternity cover 12 months

Reporting to: Headteacher


Main purpose

The teacher will:

  • Fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document
  • Meet the expectations set out in the Teachers’ Standards


Duties and responsibilities



  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils, making accurate and productive use of assessment
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils
  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • Responsible for planning, delivery and assessments of the EYFS curriculum


Whole-school organisation, strategy and development

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
  • Work with others on curriculum and pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes
  • To lead on an area of the curriculum



Health, safety and discipline

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment


Professional development

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures
  • Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching
  • Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others



  • Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers


Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues


Personal and professional conduct

  • Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
  • Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities


Management of staff and resources

  • Direct and supervise support staff assigned to them, and where appropriate, other teachers
  • Contribute to the recruitment and professional development of other teachers and support staff
  • Deploy resources delegated to them


The teacher will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager.









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