Cover Manager, Office Manager & PA to Deputy Headteacher

Job advert

‘You have a package of staff training and support with a clear focus on developing and sharing first rate teaching and learning’

(OFSTED November 2017)

IMAGINE walking into school and seeing a dinosaur – or a plane - or a badger.  The Langley Academy is not just another school; it is a new way of learning.  As the UK’s first museum school The Langley Academy has a museum within the building.  Here you are encouraged to use your imagination to create new ways to ignite students’ desire to learn.

We are ideally situated, only minutes from the M4 at Junction 5 and the M25, and with excellent rail links to Central London. If you chose to live here, renting is cheaper than in Central London, yet you are in town quickly. Windsor, Marlow or Henley are close and if you enjoy weekend travelling it takes about 15 min to Heathrow. We border Buckinghamshire, with no less than 100,000 acres which are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - including a substantial part of the magnificently wooded Chiltern Hills. Whether you are into the outdoors or want to be close to London, working here is ideal.



Term-time only; Salary: Level 5b, FTE £24,022 – £27,381,

(Actual salary: £20,593.05 - £23,472.58),

37 hours a week, plus a generous pension contribution (Ideal hours: 7.00am to 4.00pm)

We are looking for a dynamic and organised person who can take on this role.  You will be managing the Administration team and Cover Supervisors.  This post requires an experienced people manager who is highly efficient, organised and who has excellent ICT skills and able to work under pressure, sometimes with short notice, to organise the provision of cover by allocating staff to classes when teachers are absent. 

The successful candidate will need to be:

  • An effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Be able to work calmly in a busy school environment
  • Remain professional and confidential at all times
  • Well organised and able to use their initiative

CLOSING DATE; 9.00am 22 February 2019, Interviews week commencing 25 February 2019

If you are interested in this post please visit our school website ( where you will find more information together with an online application form.  If you would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Tara Mackay, PA to Executive Principal and HR Assistant on 01753 214468.

The trust reserves the right to interview and appoint the right candidate ahead of deadlines.The Langley Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check