All Locations
Portsmouth
Advertising SalarySalary Details:
£11.44 per hour TSAT Pay Group 1 (£22,069 - £22,544 FTE pro-rata for hours worked)
Function:
Support Staff
Contract TypeContract Type:
Casual
Hours Per WeekHours Per Week:
0
Weeks Per Year:Weeks Per Year:
0
Required Start Date:Required Start Date:
September 2024
Interview Date:Interview Date:
TBC
External Advertising End Date
25 Jun 2024

About The Role

We require an Exam Invigilator to join The Portsmouth Academy to support with the busy exam periods. Your presence will maintain the integrity of examinations in an environment that enables a student to perform at their best.
 

You will assist with setting up of exam venues, checking examination packs, assisting candidates and actively invigilating during examinations. You will be required to check attendance, record relevant details, so good communication, both written and verbal, are essential.  

Employment for this position is offered on a casual basis. Hours worked vary between 8.00 am and 3.00 pm. Exam sessions can last all day, or in some instances only be part of the day. You will be asked to attend a training session where full training for the role will be given.

What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached Job Description

  • It is essential that you possess good interpersonal skills and an ability to deal with matters calmly, swiftly and firmly, without being confrontational   
  • Previous experience in working with secondary school age children would be a distinct advantage as would any previous supervision experience
  • Confidentiality inside and outside the workplace is vital, as is the ability to support Academy ethos and vision into the wide community

About Us

The Portsmouth Academy is focused on providing an inclusive education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. The Portsmouth Academy’s vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in both KS3 and 4, placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.

‘Pupils are happy at school and proud to be members of its community’ – Ofsted, 2022

We are a “Microsoft Showcase School” due to our approach to digital learning. The academy has launched a one:one device policy, so every child in Year 7 and Year 8 has their own laptop, and we are particular interested in finding teachers who have experience of, or would like to develop experience of, teaching with technology.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances
 
Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
 
What our Trust will offer you: 
 
  • With an outstanding Leadership and Management team, we are focused on providing our staff with bespoke CPD tailored to the stage they are at in their career.
  • We place a strong emphasis on “Wellbeing for Staff” here at The Portsmouth Academy and were proud to previously receive the Wellbeing award at the Teach Portsmouth Awards.
  • A state of the art new building with fantastic facilities to house, art, music drama and humanities.  
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice.
  • An excellent Local Government pension scheme
  • As a Trust we aim to foster a culture of appreciation with our fantastic Colleague recognition scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits including access to Thinking You - A 24/7 employee assistance programme for legal, financial, emergency health or lifestyle support
  • Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers
  • A 'Refer a Friend' incentive scheme
  • Free parking in our staff car park

Next steps: 

If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. 

To arrange an informal conversation please contact Nicky Brown [email protected]

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email [email protected]

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