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The Downley School

“Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together”

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Administration Assistant - The Downley School

Location: High Wycombe

Overview

The Downley School is recruiting a permanent, full time experienced Administrator to work alongside the admin team to support the running of the school.

Term time only: Yes

Salary details: Bucks Pay Range 1 - 2 (dependent on experience) - £17,383 - £22,316 (pro-rata salary - £13,906 - £17852).

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, Monday-Friday 

Closing date: 14/10/2021 12:00

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 19th October

About us

At The Downley School we strive to recognise and develop talents which our children bring to school and to encourage those who are less confident to find aspects of their school life in which they can really shine. In doing this, we find children are inspired to learn throughout all areas of the curriculum and make the most of the learning opportunities we work so hard to give them. It is our aim for them to become confident, responsible and respectful citizens. For them to foster a love of learning and to appreciate and care for the world in which they live. We promote a ‘values-based’ approach to the curriculum and explicitly reinforce positive values throughout all areas of school life.

Website: https://www.downley.bucks.sch.uk/

About the role

The Administrator will be responsible for attendance and registration, supporting the School Business Manager with financial administration including ordering of goods and generating purchase orders.

Acting as the first point of contact for the school and supporting members of the Senior Leadership Team.

For more information please see attached Job description. 

About you

  • Excellent communication skills - must be able to deal with a wide range of people (including parents/carers, Governors and staff)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to prioritise and organise their working day.
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Working both independently and in a team
  • Previous experience of working in a school is preferred.

For more information please see attached Person specification. 

Other information

Visits to the school are warmly welcome.

To arrange a visit or to find out more about the role, please contact our school office on the number below.

Please send completed application forms to the email address below.

Tel No: 01494 527033

Email: lovens@thedownleyschool.co.uk

Application Deadline: 23/11/2021 12:00

Interviews to be held: 30th November 2021

The Downley School is committed to safeguarding and welfare of all our pupils. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide an enhanced DBS check.

 

                                                                                                                                           

 

Family Support Worker - The Downley School

Location: High Wycombe

Overview

This is an opportunity to work with a school community that has the children at its heart. Our school vision is ‘To equip every child with the knowledge and self-belief to be happy’.

We are looking for a dedicated, professional and enthusiastic individual to join our team.

We are an outdoor school so wellies are essential along with waterproofs and a great sense of humour.

We feel this is a pivotal role within our school to support us in supporting all children to reach their full potential.

Term time only: No

Salary details: BPR - 4, Point 21- 25, 24,717 -26,744 Pro Rata

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 8.30. - 4.30

About us

At The Downley School we strive to recognise and develop talents which our children bring to school and to encourage those who are less confident to find aspects of their school life in which they can really shine. In doing this, we find children are inspired to learn throughout all areas of the curriculum and make the most of the learning opportunities we work so hard to give them. It is our aim for them to become confident, responsible and respectful citizens. For them to foster a love of learning and to appreciate and care for the world in which they live. We promote a ‘values-based’ approach to the curriculum and explicitly reinforce positive values throughout all areas of school life.

Website: www.downley.bucks.sch.uk

About the role

As a Family Support Worker, you will:

• ensure safeguarding systems are used effectively to keep children safe
• advise, assist and support parents/carers to take responsibility for their child’s attendance, behaviour, educational and health needs by building on the strengths of the family in addition to offering practical support where required.
• promote and safeguard the welfare of children
• build and access a network of external support from a range of agencies, including Social Care, the Police and local Health Services.
• promote the safeguarding of children and young people in line with the school’s policies.
• discuss with, and support staff in dealing with child protection concerns that arise.
• support children and families across the school to ensure their needs are being met, issues addressed and enable them to access the support and services they may need to ensure their personal development, wellbeing and safety.

For more information please see attached Job description below.

About you

Essential Qualities include:

• Understand the complexities of families and children
• Be able to work within a professional setting gaining the best outcomes
• Awareness of organisations that offer support for pupils and families nationally and in the locality
• Significant experience of working to safeguard children and with engaging parents/carers and children who are vulnerable or have social and emotional needs
• Approachable to children, families and professionals
• Ability to build strong relationships and establish credibility with families, academic staff and senior leaders
• Excellent organisational and communication skills, time-management and ability to prioritise workload
• Able to work independently and be a team player
• Be a positive role model, who can remain calm under pressure while working to deadlines
• Competent user of IT systems (including CPOMS, SIMS, Microsoft, Internet and Email).

Other information

For further information please contact the school office on 01494 57033.

Please send completed applications forms to sbm@thedownleyschool.co.uk 

Application date: 24/11/2021

Interviews to be held: 1/12/21

The Downley School is committed to safeguarding and welfare of all our pupils. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide an enhanced DBS check.