PROUD of The Hatton Way; Learning, Growing, Achieving Together

Full Time Receptionist / Administrator Vacancy




Hatton is a large primary aged special school provision, which welcomes pupils into a safe and secure environment that allows them to learn, grow and achieve their potential.  Pupils are valued and respected for who they are by a team of tolerant, approachable and highly skilled adults.  We provide for pupils from the ages of 3 – 11 years with autism, social communication difficulties, speech and language needs and complex learning difficulties with associated behaviours.  Most pupils have additional learning needs.  We currently have 26 classes and capacity for 191 children.  We also have a well-respected outreach service which provides support for pupils with a range of needs in primary schools across the borough of Redbridge. 

We have a strong commitment to developing the skills and knowledge of those who work with us, supporting families, carers and the wider school community.  Staff, parents and visitors describe the school as welcoming.  As a school we value teamwork, supporting one another and acknowledging everyone’s contribution.  Staff strive to reach their own potential and make the most of everyone’s skills and contributions.  New staff are well supported and encouraged to develop new skills.

Hatton School was rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas during its last Ofsted inspection in February 2015.


We are seeking to appoint a full-time (5 days per week) Receptionist/Administrator on a permanent contract in a dynamic and forward-thinking special school.  The position would suit a professional, respectful, organised, understanding and dedicated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills, good IT skills, the ability to multi-task in a very busy school office environment and a calm unflustered manner.  Experience of working in a busy office / reception environment would be an advantage. Building positive relationships with students, parents and teachers forms an essential part of this role.

The successful candidate will join a supportive team of colleagues within the admin team and the wider school.  The school offers excellent opportunities for CPD.  So, if you are a ‘cup half full’ kind of person and love working as part of a team, we would love you to come and join us!

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and it is our expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Hours:              8.30 – 3.00 p.m. Monday

                          8.00 – 4.00pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

                          8.00 – 3.00 p.m. Friday

Weeks:            44.2 weeks per year (term time only).

Salary:             LBR 4 (£19,917 FTE) pro rata – approximate salary £16,437



  • A carefully selected ‘Peer-buddy’ to support you through your first year
  • A commitment to your professional development
  • A well-resourced school 
  • Supportive and enthusiastic colleagues and governors 
  • Staff social events
  • Well-being support

Application forms should be returned to:

Visits to the school are welcomed.  Please phone on 020 8551 4131 to make an appointment.

Closing date:   Thursday 18th January @ 5pm

Interviews:       Tuesday 6th February 2018

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