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


Job title:                       Receptionist

Job type:                      Permanent

Hours:                         35 hours per week, 44.26 weeks per year (term time only)

         Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8.00 a.m. - 3.15 p.m.

         Tuesday 8.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Salary Information:     Scale LBR03 (starting at FTE £21,591, actual salary £17,818)

Location:                     Hatton School & Special Needs Centre

Are you looking for change and a new challenge? Would you like to use your excellent skills to support pupils with complex needs and their families?  Would you like to join a team that pride themselves on offering a warm, welcoming approach for pupils, staff and visitors?  We can offer you all of this and so much more at Hatton Special School. 

Hatton is a large primary special school in the London Borough of Redbridge (outer London).  Our pupils are aged 3-11 with a range of complex needs including autism, social communication difficulties, downs syndrome and other learning difficulties.  The School was graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in November 2018. Our pupils are amazing and work very hard to achieve small and big steps of progress over time. They are supported by a dedicated staff team and we stand by our ethos of “Learning, Growing & Achieving Together”; we value teamwork and support one another to develop.  Although our staff are amazing and have developed some fantastic practices in working with our pupils, we do not sit back. We are continually striving to further develop the learning opportunities we provide for our pupils.

Currently we are seeking to recruit a Receptionist. Applications are invited from enthusiastic, passionate individuals who have a genuine interest in working in an administrative role to support pupils with special educational needs and their families. The Receptionist post will require working independently and as part of a team within a busy school environment to ensure a warm, welcoming and positive first impression for everyone visiting or contacting the school. You need to be conscientious, reliable, hard-working and confident in dealing with all visitors to the school.

Hatton staff have access to:

  • A carefully selected ‘Peer-buddy’ to support them when starting with us
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A well-resourced school
  • Supportive and enthusiastic colleagues and governors
  • Staff social events
  • Well-being support

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes the need to become familiar with school policies immediately upon appointment and to follow the school’s procedures in relation to safeguarding. 

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages. The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS Certificate and other employment checks. References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview. 

Visits to the school are encouraged.  Please phone 020 8551 4131 to arrange an appointment.

Application forms should be returned to: CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: 23rd September 2019 @ 8.00am

Interviews: 2nd October 2019

Click here for:  Job description and Person specification

                        Application form

                        Letter from Headteacher