Examinations Officer / Data / SIMS Administrator

Cecil Jones Academy, Southend-on-Sea
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Job Ref No. ECC8824001-344S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £27,772 - £33,569 Actual
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 05/07/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: WC 11 July  

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Data/ SIMS Administrator and Examinations Officer

JOB TITLE: Data/ SIMS Administrator and Examinations Officer

REPORTING TO: Assistant Headteacher (Assessment, Recording and Reporting), Data Manager, Assistant Headteacher (Examinations) and ultimately the Headteacher

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Data/ SIMS Administrator and Examinations Officer: under the line management of the Assistant Headteacher (Assessment, Recording and Reporting), has a vital role to play in providing data-related services to directly support student teaching, learning and achievement. The Data Team's remit has developed from merely collecting and processing data to interpreting it - providing valuable information to various clients, both within school and externally, (whilst adhering to the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts).

The post holder is also responsible for all aspects of examinations administration - preparation, organisation and supervision of all public examinations in accordance with the regulations laid down by the Awarding Bodies and application of those same standards to SATS and mock examinations. The smooth running of public examinations is vital to the candidates and the centre as a whole to ensure that candidates are given the opportunity and environment to fully demonstrate their abilities

ROLE

Working within the Data Team to provide comprehensive data-related services, including up-dating information management systems, creating student reports and undertaking detailed results

analysis/management reporting. Excellent communication skills are required for this post as you

need to work well as a flexible, co-operative team member and provide a coherent service to meet

the needs of both the school and its external clients.

The collection, data entry and analysis of the variety of statistical information required across the School.

To maintain and input assessment data on the schools management systems and analyse the data and inform the appropriate members of the senior management team.

ROLES AND REPONSIBILITIES

1 To assist the Assistant Headteacher (Assessment, Recording and Reporting) and Data Manager:

· establish, maintain and develop efficient and effective school data processes and systems.

· running each academic and pastoral reporting session - from setting up a mechanism for data collection, through to printing and distributing the reports to go home and associated analysis.

· with the analysis of Internal Exams and Key Stage Results.

· with the analysis of actual student examination results (all qualifications).

2 To undertake specific, advanced data analysis for various interested parties; to include:

· Vulnerable group progress tracking;

· School-focussed Progress tracking analysis (conditional formatting);

· Exams Residual Analysis

(This is not a definitive list)

3 To undertake ad hoc analysis/reporting as required, this might involve consultation with interested parties and using analytical thinking to resolve problems.

4 To assist with SIMS database tasks;

Tasks to include:

· new student admissions,

· new/amended student timetables,

· changing students records (eg. parental contacts, address, medical info, etc.)

· uploading and downloading of Common Transfer Files (CTFs).

· assist in the completion, reconciliation and submission of the School Censuses

5 To carry out other similar duties as required and as are commensurate with the grade of the post.

6 Administration:

· To ensure and maintain all administrative and organisational aspects of the examination and assessment system, to include exam season preparation, data collection for registration and entry, checking and processing, liaison with course leaders, estimated grades collection and submission, coursework mark collection and submission, subsequent parcelling and despatch of coursework, plus general tasks such as photocopying and filing.

· Entry documentation and timetable issue to candidates

· Identification and resolution of exam clashes

· Results processing and issue to candidates

· Results lists and associated documentation to staff

· Coordination of application for and processing of access arrangements/ special consideration/ enquiries into results/ publications orders and management of exams budget

· Checking of receipt and secure storage of confidential materials

· Maintaining day-to-day contact with the Awarding Bodies

· Drawing up exam timetables (including for SATS and internal examinations)

· Management of the post-results services available

· Management of malpractice procedures should the need arise

· Appropriate circulation of incoming information, logging important communications and generally ensuring an efficient office environment.

· Management of assessment and target setting data of all students.

· Analysis of data alongside Deputy Headteacher.

7 Organisation:

· Undertaking all work involved in exam entries: making the internal arrangements in the school for rooming (in liaison with the cover administrator and Premises Management) and invigilation (including for mocks), processing and recording results

· Liaison with Learning Support to provide for students with special access arrangements

· Setting up of exam rooms with candidate cards, oversight of start, paper change-over's and end of exams, despatch of scripts

· General oversight, preparatory organisation, scheduling and invigilation of mock examinations

· Preparation and organisation, rooming and invigilation of SATs and subject module tests and all other public examinations.

· Invigilation of examinations where necessary

· Recruitment, training and management of an invigilation team

· Brief pupils via attendance at selected assemblies on examination procedures, appropriate conduct.

Skills, Abilities and Personal Qualities:

Methodical, well organised, meticulous, able to prioritise and cope with a high level of responsibility
Capable of forward planning
Ability to work calmly under pressure, and to tight deadlines with effective time-management skills
Able to make decisions, use own initiative, be pro-active
Good interpersonal/negotiating skills, able to communicate effectively with a range of staff and students
Able to manage teams of people
Ability to work accurately with particular attention to detail
Understanding of the need for confidentiality, data accuracy and security
Computer literacy; Experience of Word and Excel essential and Sims desirable
Good record of attendance and punctuality
Calm, flexible, dependable, reliable with a sense of humour

The holder of the post reports to a senior member of the teaching staff, but in practice the role is largely autonomous

Conditions of Service and Hours of Work.

Reporting to the Assistant Headteacher (Assessment, Recording and Reporting), Data Manager and ultimately the Headteacher, the postholder is expected to work flexibly, broadly equivalent to a 36 hour week taken across a full year, with normal working hours within a flexible but agreed regular pattern.

There is an annual leave entitlement in line with national guidelines and such leave may only taken within school vacation time.

This general Job Description is not comprehensive and the post holder will be required to undertake such other tasks appropriate to the level of appointment as the Headteacher may reasonably require.

If you are unable to apply online and require an application pack, or have any queries, please email hr@ceciljones.net or telephone Mrs Thurley - PA to Headteacher/HR Officer on 01702 440000

Information about the School

As part of the Loxford School Trust we are able to work within a hub of schools, led by Loxford School, an Outstanding school, thus ensuring that our staff are able to deliver the highest educational standards.

This enables us to stay ahead of an ever evolving education system and a constantly changing society. The Trust strongly believes in developing students, so that they are able to achieve their potential both academically and as members of our community.

We work on the traditional values of respect, discipline and responsibility to prepare our students for the challenges of examinations, social interactions and the world of work. We want all of our students to find their passion and have the tools to pursue their dreams.

Our vision is simple, “that no child is left behind”.

Students are at the centre of everything we do and we aim to give all the necessary foundations for success by helping students develop the skills and attributes that will provide them with real life-chances. Students are expected to work hard and to achieve their individual best academically, to develop skills relevant to the 21st Century and to develop the self-confidence and sense of purpose necessary for success in a highly competitive global society.

Cecil Jones Academy will provide a safe, yet challenging environment where students can succeed and excel.

We will develop a strong pastoral system and curriculum to allow us to ensure that our students are happy, safe and challenged in all they do at school.

Cecil Jones Academy is an inclusive school and we pride ourselves on the fact that we are a family. We will work closely with our parents and our community in order to achieve the best for all in our school.

We aim to:

  • Achieve exam success for all – we want our pupils to have as many choices as possible, with a strong foundation of GCSEs
  • Ensure that every child leaves our school knowing themselves as an individual, as a member of a team and as a citizen
  • Create a culture of learning for life
  • Provide the skills needed for self-management, resilience and self-worth
  • Give opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom to enrich our pupils

We believe that every student has the potential to achieve greatness and will work with every student to ensure that they get there. Our school is committed to the success of each of our pupils.

Our website should answer many of your queries and we always welcome visitors to our school.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Liane Thurley
Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS2 4BU
Telephone: 01702 440055
Email: hr@ceciljones.net

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