Primary Office Manager and Personal Assistant to Primary Senior Leadership
Ark John Keats Academy
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Ark John Keats Academy Primary Office Manager and Personal Assistant to Primary Senior Leadership


Reports to:   Primary Headteacher/ School Operations Manager

Start date:    February 2022

Salary: Ark support staff band 9 (£32,108-£38,381) depending on experience

Closing date: Friday 21st  January [Please note that interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close the application process early. Early application is advised.]


Exciting opportunity to join an exceptional school in north London.  


This is an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to be a PA/Office Manager at an exceptional school in North London.


The successful candidate will work with the Primary Headteacher and Primary Senior Leadership Team to provide comprehensive and effective administrative support, manage the school calendar and individual SLT diaries and ensure that visitors to the academy are welcomed into a friendly and professional environment.


 You will supervise the school office team and will support the whole school Operations Manager with wider school administration. As part of the wider staff team, you will always uphold the vision and ethos of the school and provide excellent service to a range of stakeholders.


Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1800 children. Our secondary school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future.


We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.


Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars:


High expectations: Every adult who works at AJK believes in the limitless potential of all children.

Excellent teaching: Subject specialists plan lessons which make pupils work hard and think deeply about the subject, fostering their curiosity and love of learning.

Exemplary behaviour: The AJK community is one of politeness, gratitude and service, where pupils take responsibility for their choices and want to behave impeccably.

Depth for breadth: An academic curriculum, rich in powerful knowledge, opens up opportunities for our children for the rest of their lives.

Knowing every child: A culture of respect and kindness, combined with proactive work with families, leads to positive relationships which unlock learning capabilities.

Always learning: Our culture of continuous improvement is supported by a research-driven programme of development and a spirit of collaboration.


At Ark John Keats, we believe in rigour – our curriculum is full of challenge, and we know that our children are intellectually resilient and capable of learning lots in every subject no matter what their starting point.


We believe in exemplary behaviour – we have sky high standards and support all children to reach these, by focusing on developing pupils’ self-regulation, explicitly teaching pupils how to behave, and by working closely with families.


We believe in the limitless potential of all children – if children work hard, there are no limits to what they can achieve.


At Ark John Keats, you will be joining a committed team of professionals. You will benefit from one to one coaching on your teaching no matter what stage of development you are at, because we believe all teachers deserve to get better every year. You will have ten days of CPD over the course of the year. We have a no-email policy after 6pm or at weekends to safeguard work/life balance for our team, and a free gratitude breakfast for all staff on Fridays to share our appreciation for each other.


Please submit your application by Friday 21st  January For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact the Primary Headteacher, Olamide Ola-Said via 


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