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Primary Administration & Pupil Support (Term Time Only)
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Primary Administration & Pupil Support (Term Time Only)


Ark John Keats is an exceptional school looking to hire exceptional people


We are looking for a committed Primary Administration & Pupil Support Assistant to join our primary team. In this varied and important role, you will be based on the Reception desk in the primary school office and will be the first point of contact for parents, pupils and visitors. You will provide administrative support to the primary school across a range of areas and, as an extension of this, you will support pupils at key points including providing first aid and supervising groups for short periods.


You will be required to uphold the vision and ethos of the academy, always demonstrate professional communication skills and provide an excellent level of customer service. This is a busy and varied role that would suit a confident, adaptable person looking for an energetic role in a school environment.


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 1700 children. Our primary and secondary school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for most year groups.  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 a 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: we have high expectations of ourselves and for what our children can achieve.


Excellent teaching: great teaching is what transforms children’s attainment and opens doors for the future.


Exemplary behaviour: children can and should be taught to behave well, following instructions first time, every time, without question.


Depth for breadth: with a curriculum that encompasses the best of what has been thought and said ensuring our pupils have the knowledge and cultural capital to thrive in the classroom and beyond.


Knowing every child: we get to know and care deeply about each of our pupils as individuals.


Always learning we expect pupils to always learn, but also for our staff to continually develop their professional expertise, supported by Ark’s broad professional development offer.


Our staff are ambitious for our pupils, incredibly aligned and highly motivated. Joining Ark John Keats means being part of a kind and supportive team, who are always working hard to be even better. As a school, we make more time for professional development: 14 days of training across the year, dedicated CPD every Wednesday afternoon and regular individual coaching. As part of the Ark network, we also have access to training programmes to develop staff at all levels.


To apply please submit your application by 8am on Monday 13th December 2021. In advance of applying please do explore our website and see our relevant phase briefings. For further information, technical queries regarding the application system or to arrange to discuss the role please contact us at recruitment@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org or call us on 020 8443 311


For further information or to arrange to discuss the role please contact us at recruitment@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org or call us on 0208443 3113


Start Date:               As soon as possible.

Closing date:           8am on Monday 13th December 2021


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.


 Salary:                      Ark Band 4 - £21,408–£22,992 pro-rata for TTO dependent on skills and experience

Hours:                      08.00am – 17.00pm

 Work pattern:       Term Time only: 39 weeks per year



We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.


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