Orchard Park Community Primary School

Administration Assistant

We are looking for a new office administrator to join our small and effective team.  We need an administrator who will lead on school attendance to ensure the very best outcomes for all our pupils. This is a key role within our small office team. It is a variable and dynamic position and will appeal to someone who is keen to make a difference.


You will be working alongside the Headteacher, School Secretary and other stakeholders to ensure the smooth operation of a busy school office.  This will include being the main point of contact in relation to attendance.  Other duties will include school dinner management, educational visits co-ordination, school database management, reporting on contextual data, managing data relating to various aspects of the school and ensuring that all safeguarding policies are adhered to at the school entry point.


The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to work using their own initiative. Experience of administration in a school setting is desirable, with knowledge of SIMS being a key determiner.


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.


Work hours 8.30am to 1.30pm (25 hours per week)

38 weeks per year (term time only)

Salary Grade 3, scale 5 (£18,795 FTE)

Closing Date: Monday 10th February

Interview date:Thursday 13th February

Start Date: Monday 24th February or ASAP thereafter.


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.  


If you have any questions about the role, please contact Lynsey in the school office on 01223 438200 or email us at office@orchardpark.cambs.sch.uk. Application packs are available via the school website www.orchardparkprimary.co.uk.

We welcome visits to the school, please call us to make an appointment to come for a school tour and chat about the role.


Mission Statement

A place where children are empowered to reach their full potential, with the highest possible aspirations and passion for learning.  With values and respect, our children are confident to move from our nurturing environment to explore and succeed in the wider world.


We are committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).  Employment will depend on a clear DBS check and references.


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