Education and Training


School Receptionist

  • Location: Smallfield, Surrey
  • Hourly Rate: £11.55 – £11.76 per hour
  • Salary: Actual salary £20,637.54 – £21,201.06 dependant on experience and qualifications
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, 8.00am-4.00pm, term time only.
  • Own Transport desireable

School Staffing Solutions are recruiting for a receptionist to join a fantastic team on site at a Special Needs School. You will be responsible for reception and telephone duties, welcoming visitors, diary management, taking deliveries and supporting the administration team with day-to-day admin tasks.

The school in Smallfield, Surrey supports children aged 6-11 years with communication difficulties typically associated with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

Key Duties:

  • To act as the first point of contact for all visitors to site, following safeguarding processes at all times including checking ID documents and correct signing in and out procedures.
  • Answering telephone queries.
  • Liaising with office suppliers.
  • Gate control.
  • Identifying the caller’s Requirements for internal and external queries, providing an appropriate response.
  • Receiving, logging, passing on and if necessary, following up messages for colleagues in a timely and effective manner so that visitors are made to feel welcome and that colleagues can be notified about visitors.
  • Copying, collating and distribution of documents, operating and completing basic support activity for a standard copying machine.
  • Operating a computer to access databases and using word processing applications when required.
  • Maintaining, updating, sorting and retrieving a range of records/statistical data, including monitoring/ordering of stationery and office supplies if appropriate.
  • Accurate filing, indexing, retrieving and other related work.
  • Prepare documents, reports and presentations as required.
  • Typing and setting up documents such as letters and reports.
  • Keeping computer records up to date, e.g. filing.
  • Diary Management.
  • Maintaining the condition of the reception area and arranging for necessary repairs via Maintenance team.
  • Circulation of announcements as required.
  • Assisting and liaising with the Referrals team, receiving and passing on of phone enquiries, organising assessment dates.

The team at the school are a family, they believe in working together to achieve the best for their co-workers and students alike. Naturally passionate educators, the whole team strive to exceed expectations at every opportunity.

About you:

  • Good level of literacy and numeracy (at least 5 GCSEs above 4 (or equivalent) to include English and Maths – Preferred).
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in an administrative role.
  • Computer literacy – Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint and ability to use range of databases once trained.
  • Ability to manage own time to deal with multiple tasks.
  • Discreet, confidential and reliable.

Be part of this successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance and Pension
  • Perkbox – offering high street discounts.
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan – Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

Apply today for this fantastic opportunity and you wont regret it!

SEN Teaching Assistant

SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Blandford Forum
  • Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, Term Time only
  • Salary: £19,000 -£21,200 depending on experience

The School

School Staffing Solutions are recruiting on behalf of a special needs School in Blandford Forum that will offer a bespoke education provision for pupils aged 7-19 who have ASC/SEMH needs. The curriculum is creative and personalised for the pupils to ensure that we provide them with the best opportunities to succeed.

The Role / Key duties:

As our new Teaching Assistant, your role is to support our children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment.

Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management, adopting a tailored approach to the individual child.

You will be expected to establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School, and to promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils while maintaining high expectations of behaviour at all times.

You will support the class teacher and contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.

Experience and Skills required:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting
  • Full UK driving licence absolutely necessary, as you will be required to transport pupils to and from school and also engage in off-site enrichment activities which requires transportation
  • Working towards Level 2 award in Support work in schools or an equivalent is desirable
  • GCSE Maths and English Level 2/C or above qualification is essential.
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.
  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD
  • Commitment to the role, the desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual
  • Be positive and creative in meeting pupils’ needs

Whats on offer?

  • Full training and continued support
  • Life assurance and pension
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Bike to work scheme

If you would like to know more or feel this role if suitable for you then please get in touch today.

Attendance and Student Support Officer


  • Salary:£20,608
  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30-5.00pm – ALL YEAR ROUND

School Staffing Solutions are recruiting on behalf of a college in Portsmouth who wish to appoint an ATTENDANCE & STUDENT SUPPORT OFFICER.

You will be responsible for the recording and monitoring of nonattendance and being proactive in contacting students’ parent/carers to establish reasons for nonattendance and recording this on student records. Reporting of any prolonged periods or patterns of absence to staff, especially for vulnerable groups.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that all parent/carer reported student absence, by telephone or email, is logged onto the college register system in an efficient and timely manner
  • Responding to parent/carer phone calls/queries post automated non-attendance text being sent after register completion
  • Work closely with the safeguarding team when responding to parent queries of non-attendance
  • Referring any prolonged periods or significant patterns of student absence to the relevant support team, via the Assistant Principal
  • Providing an efficient and organised attendance administrative function that assists student support staff to carry out their roles effectively
  • Collaborate with the Finance Officers to monitor the attendance levels of students in receipt of financial/travel support
  • Responding to enquiries from students regarding student support and assisting students in accessing services by either booking appointments or ensuring that they are directed to the most appropriate member of staff

About You:

  • A good standard of basic education (Maths and English GCSE pass or equivalent)
  • 2 to 3 A Level passes or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • Experience of working with employers, voluntary organisations, or agencies
  • Experience of working with young people 16-19 in an educational setting
  • Good verbal, written and communication skills
  • Confident in the use of IT e.g. Microsoft, SharePoint
  • Outstanding accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of people and able to relate to students of all ages
  • The ability to deal with difficult issues in a sensitive manner
  • Enthusiastic, committed, and flexible in approach and able to manage their own time and work under pressure

This is a great opportunity to work for a well respected education facility in South East England! To apply send your cv today or get in touch on 07977 178199.