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Exams Officer and Administration Assistant

32.5 hours per week

38 weeks term time working plus one week INSET and one week holiday (total 40 weeks per year), permanent position.

Hours for a standard day: 8.30am – 3.30pm, but hours of work each week may vary during the school year, especially during Exam periods.


Salary; Grade 7, SCP 12 £22,183 pro rata

We are seeking a highly organised and flexible individual to provide a high quality service which supports the efficient operation of the school in the areas of examinations, general administration and supporting the work of our special educational needs and disabilities coordinator.

The role requires a keen eye for detail to enable the maintenance of confidential information in relation to students, admissions, Special Needs admin and attendance, operating systems in keeping with Ofsted requirements and taking full responsibility for all internal exams including arranging exam invigilation. Experience in a similar role, along with knowledge of SIMs, would be advantageous. Full training will be provided.

The ability to be proactive and prioritise tasks is an essential skill in carrying out this role.
You should have:

  • previous school or office experience

  • excellent eye for detail and accuracy

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification or experience in relevant discipline

  • Good GCSEs in English and maths, or equivalent

  • Excellent IT skills – Word and Excel etc

Closing date: 11am Tuesday 25 January 2022

Interviews: To be advised

Contact: or 015394 41306 if you would like an informal discussion about the post with the Head Teacher Mr Peter Blackburn.

Application form: Please use the application form available for download at the top of this page.

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Teacher of French (maternity cover) 0.67FTE, 12 months fixed term contract, for February 2022 start

The Fells Federation is made up of two small, forward-thinking schools in the heart of the Lake District, John Ruskin Secondary school and Coniston CofE Primary School.  We are wishing to appoint an ambitious, enthusiastic and multi-skilled colleague to a twelve month fixed term position in our French department as maternity leave cover. As well as teaching in John Ruskin School, the successful applicant will deliver French to primary students, KS3 and KS4.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • An inspirational and passionate teacher
  • Visionary with the energy and interpersonal skills to inspire and motivate
  • Committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for all students

Both schools have been rated as good by Ofsted, describing the secondary in 2019 as a place where, ‘Staff and students are highly motivated to do their best and everyone thrives’. We have two French teachers who work closely together to deliver an engaging and fully accessible curriculum in KS3 and KS4. Every student at John Ruskin School takes French at KS3 – our lessons are tailored to a full range of ability. We also collaborate with colleagues in France to give our students opportunities to communicate with French pupils and make the language come alive.

For further details, including a person specification, job description, information about the department and covering letter from the Head Teacher, please click the More Information button below. 

Please see buttons at the top of this page to download a job application form and application guidance notes.

Closing date: Monday 31 January 2022

Interviews: To be arranged

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced check for regulated activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any other pre-employment checks in relation to the safeguarding of our students as necessary.

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Exam Invigilators and Readers/Scribes for exams, including mocks

John Ruskin School is looking for Exam Invigilators and Readers/Scribes to assist with examinations throughout the school year. Previous experience in such a role will be an advantage, although a full induction and training period will be undertaken.

An Invigilator, under the guidance of the Examination Officer, is responsible for conducting examinations in accordance with examination board guidelines and maintaining the security of the question papers.

An Exam Reader can act as both an Invigilator and as a reading support to candidates who have an identified exam access arrangement in place. This may involve reading the whole paper to a candidate on a one-to-one basis or working with a small group of candidates who may request only some words to be read.

An Exam Scribe is a specialist role. The purpose is to ensure students are not disadvantaged in an exam due to either a temporary hand injury or an established access arrangement. Scribes must be able to write, at a reasonable speed, what the candidate has said whilst adhering to very strict exam board regulations regarding spelling, punctuation and grammar.

John Ruskin School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All applicants are subject to the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines. This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please use the application form available on the button at the top of this page.

Hourly rate £9.50

Mock examinations take place at John Ruskin for two weeks during November and two weeks during March. GCSEs take place during the months May to June. The days are usually arranged into two sittings, morning and afternoon. The mornings would require an 8:45am arrival and the afternoons would require a 12:45pm arrival.

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