School Secretary – Federation of Gayton and Middleton Church of England Primary Academies


Posted on: Thursday 18 May 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Middleton CofE Primary Academy, School Rd, King's Lynn PE32 1SA

We are looking for an amazing person to join our dedicated and hardworking federation.

Academy Name:  Middleton CofE Primary Academy – Federation of Gayton and Middleton Church of England Primary Academies

Vacancy Job Title: School Secretary

Pay Scale:  Scale C

Part time: 19 hours per week

Term Time:  38 weeks  +   1 week per year (required for inset days or other (if applicable)

Start Date:  As soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a School Secretary to work with our existing Office Administrator to provide administrative support to our academies.

The role will include a wide range of duties, including maintaining administrative systems, working with school staff and dealing with children and families.

Previous experience of working in a school office would be an advantage although full support and training will be available. As part of Diocese of Norwich Education Academies Trust there are opportunities to link with other academies and benefit from the support systems within the trust.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they can:

  • Work as part of a team
  • Work methodically, be well organised and prioritise working to deadlines
  • Show great interpersonal skills
  • Show an understanding of and undertake general financial administration
  • Above all keep a sense of humour!

We are a very happy, aspirational federation with high expectations and a strong commitment to improving children’s learning and promoting a Christian ethos. Middleton is a small rural academy situated 5 miles east of Kings Lynn just off the A47. Gayton is a growing primary school that has just moved into a new building in the village, which is 8 miles east of Kings Lynn on the B1145.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


The Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company (DONESC) has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DONESC meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing of DONESC.

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to;

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

We reserve the right to change the closing date if we receive suitable applications.


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