Orchard Park Community Primary School

STAFF VACANCIES: Adminstration Assistant

We are looking for an Administration Assistant to join our office team.   Someone who has experience with administration processes, who will work alongside our school secretary to ensure that the school office continues to be highly effective.  


Our office is a busy and dynamic part of our school.  It is the centre point of the school, co-ordinating all aspects of school life beyond direct teaching and learning.    The role is multi-faceted and variable, meaning that every day is different.


The Administration Assistant role requires efficient and effective communication with all stakeholders.  It will include meeting and greeting visitors to the school, preparing letters, posters and flyers for all school events, managing our social media, digital communication and website, ensuring it is always up to date and compliant with OFSTED requirements.   The job description provides further details regarding the various elements of this role.


Orchard Park is a relatively new school and is now in its 12th year.  We pride ourselves on our positive and nurturing ethos, quality first teaching and high expectations in all we do. Our 2017 Ofsted stated that we are school where “there is a culture of ambition, where children are encouraged to dream big.”   We are a one form entry school serving 225 children and their families. This includes a nursery class, giving us pupils aged 3 to 11.  Our pupils are focused learners who make strong progress and behave well.


We asked one of our current admin team to describe her experience of working in our school office. She said:

“I joined the office team at Orchard Park Community Primary School over four years ago.  After taking a career break, I could not have joined a more kind and supportive team upon my return to work.  Working in a school office, no two days are alike and it is a busy environment where you need to be able to think on your feet, but it is also hugely rewarding.  I thoroughly enjoy coming to work each day, knowing that I am surrounded by caring and supportive colleagues with the shared passion of enabling the children in our school to reach their full potential."


Work hours: 12.15pm to 4.15pm -  38 weeks per year (term time only)


Salary Grade 3, scale 5 - £8428


Closing Date: Monday 2nd December 2019  at midday


Interview date: Friday 6th December 2019


Start Date: Monday 6th January 2020

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STAFF VACANCIES: Deputy Head Teacher

                                        (Job Share 40%)                                                              

We are looking for an inspirational leader to share the position of deputy head teacher in our school.


This position is an ideal opportunity for an experienced leader to join our team in a part time role.


We need a leader with high expectations, to join our hardworking and supportive staff team.  An experienced leader who is able to work in close collaboration with a job share partner to ensure that high standards are maintained and that the school continues to go from strength to strength.


This post includes some class teaching for PPA and sick leave cover in the first instance but may evolve into a job share, class based role. This role will give you the opportunity to work closely alongside the Governors and Headteacher in ensuring that our mission statement is a reality. The applicant will need to be able to forge strong relationships with parents and the community as this is the key to our success.  


Visits to the school are most welcome, please contact us to arrange a visit. Application form and pack are available to download below.















Contracted hours: 40%


Working days: Thursday and Friday


Closing Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019 at midday


Interview date: Thursday 12th December 2019


Start Date: Friday 3rd January 2020

Application Pack Application Form