Admin Services Manager - Cornerstone School - Closes 29.04.2021
Position Status: Permanent
Contractual Hours: 36 hours for 42 weeks per year
Salary: BEX 09 £26,855 - £29,231
Post Start Date: 1st September 2021 or earlier
Closing Date: Midday Thursday 29th April 2021
About Cornerstone School
Cornerstone is an 11-19 co-educational special free school, opening in September 2021 for approximately 16 pupils across two Year 7 classes. Situated in Belvedere in the London Borough of Bexley, the school is for pupils with autism and social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, working at age-related expectations. At capacity, the school will have 90 pupils.
At Cornerstone, our vision is to ensure that every young person we work with is ‘Happy, confident and ready to contribute’. Built upon a foundation of compassion, we want every child to thrive and recognise the unique gifts they have. To this effect, the school has three key values:
• AMBITION: We have high expectations for all of the pupils and staff in our school. By working to build on individual strengths, but also taking the time and patience needed to understand weaknesses and supporting pupils to address these (both cognitive and emotional), we instil a strong sense of ambition in all.
• CURIOSITY: Curiosity is at the heart of life-long learning; at Cornerstone it is valued and rewarded. By instilling a sense of curiosity, every day brings opportunity to learn more about ourselves, our surrounding environment and we grow as a result.
• HAPPINESS: All members of the school deserve to be happy – when we are happy, we can flourish.
Our desire to achieve this vision, and to live out the key values of the school, run inherently through everything we do. This begins with the school environment, in which we provide a happy, safe and calm place in which pupils can feel secure. We encourage kindness at all times, promoting a compassionate and nurturing environment and dedicate the necessary time to form and maintain positive relationships.
We ensure pupils have access to a tailored, personalised curriculum in which they can work towards, and achieve, individual goals. Central to this personalised curriculum is recognising and developing individual interests and skills, promoting inquisitive learning. Pupils are also supported to develop critical life skills, ensuring they are empowered to make informed choices beyond the classroom. Cornerstone School says to its pupils we will provide ‘A foundation of learning, tailored to you’.
Cornerstone School is part of the family of Trinitas schools, and will work in close partnership with its sibling, Trinity School. Wherever possible, and appropriate to their needs, this will offer the opportunity for pupils to access mainstream schooling to support their development.
Our trust vision sees Cornerstone School recognised as a specialist resource for other Bexley schools with their staff utilising it for training and development.
Are you looking for a new, exciting senior administrative role, with the opportunity to be involved in a school from the very beginning?
This role is integral to the success of the school and is far-reaching, working with people within all positions across our school community and the Trust. The Administrative Services Manager will advise on and implement the day-to-day support that enables the school to operate effectively and efficiently, allowing the Senior Leadership Team to focus on teaching and learning.
You will play a pivotal role in the pre-opening phase of the school, working with the senior leaders within the school and the Trust to design and implement procedures and systems that will become part of the day-to-day operations of the school.
Cornerstone will open in September and the successful applicant will be in position shortly in advance of the school opening.
This role is hugely important to the future of the school, and we thank you for taking the time to consider applying.
We would be happy to arrange a discussion or video call with a member of our Senior Leadership Team to share our vision for this role with you. To arrange such a discussion, please email: email@example.com
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