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Administration Support Assistant (School Receptionist)

The School

Cardrew Court School is a brand new, Independent, SEMH special school opening September 2024, in Redruth Cornwall.  It is an exciting time for us, at the start of our school journey, therefore we are looking for dynamic, adaptable team members who want to make a difference to the lives and outcomes of pupils with SEMH needs.

Pupils attending the school will have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) outlining their Special Educational Needs – EHCP’s of commissioned places will include needs such as high anxiety, social and emotional mental health needs and autism. Many of these pupils will have found life in a mainstream school very challenging and will have experience of anxiety-based school refusal and/or of short-term placements in a range of alternative provisions.

Cardrew Court School will provide these pupils with a permanent placement in a school that is able to personalise the curriculum and wider support offer to ensure that their specific special educational needs (education, health and care) are understood and met, enabling them to learn, apply and develop specific strategies to facilitate them in participating in learning and preparing for life beyond school.

Cardrew Court School will offer a pupil centred curriculum that meets pupils at their stage and not simply their age. Curriculum overviews will apply the National Curriculum where at all possible, using this as an aspirational baseline, whilst also offering spiral curriculum pathways that allow for individual, small step success the moment a pupil starts at the school.

Cardrew Court School will provide tailored accreditation pathways supporting pupils who may have spiky learning profiles to make academic progress as well as benefit from the therapeutically informed programmes.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Administration Support Assistant (School Receptionist) who (at the direction of the Senior Leadership Team) will be responsible for the provision of highly effective and comprehensive administrative support to the school.

Please see the job description for more details of this exciting post.

Prospective candidates are very welcome to arrange a telephone conversation with the Headteacher. To do so please call 07775076721 or email

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 19th of July 2024.

Please email your completed forms (available on the school website) to the school for the attention of Honorata Austin at

Applications should address the items included on the person specification and only candidates who meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted. 

The Interview Process

Candidates who are shortlisted for the position will be contacted by telephone call and this will be followed up with an e-mail.

  • In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, as part of the shortlisting process, the school may carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates
  • All interviews will be face to face and will explore the candidate’s suitability for the position.
  • Applications will be scrutinised and discrepancies or anomalies in work related history, experience and qualifications will be discussed at the interview stage.
  • Successful candidates will be required to achieve a full enhanced DBS disclosure and 2 satisfactory references.

Prepared by

  • Kerry Towers; Headteacher
  • Nicky England; School Business Manager

Job title: Cardrew Court Administration Support Assistant (School Receptionist)

Salary: £21,526 (actual salary) - £12.70 per hour (pay review pending)

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Start date: September 2024

Reporting to: Headteacher / Senior Leadership Team

Disclosure Level: Enhanced

Please see the Job Description for duties, responsibilities and person specifications.

Please note that we reserve the right to conclude the application period before the closing date. We will be reviewing the applications and shortlisting for this post during the advertising period and the role may therefore be filled prior to the closing date.