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Examinations and Data Officer - The Discovery Academy

The Discovery Academy
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Actual Salary (£23,688 - £25,794)
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

Principal: Ms J Schofield

                    Required: As soon as possible

Examinations and Data Officer

Level 6, 37 hours per week, Term Time plus 1 week

Actual Salary (£23,688 - £25,794)

Temporary to cover maternity


The Discovery Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic, and well-qualified Examinations Officer. The successful candidate will provide support with the smooth administration and implementation of all internal and external examinations, vocational qualification registrations and results claims within the Academy. Also, acting in accordance with the regulations as defined by the Department of Education and the Joint Council for General Qualifications.


We are looking for an excellent administrator with the ability to work calmly under pressure. Exceptional organisational ability and high levels of accuracy are essential along with excellent IT skills including data entry and spreadsheets. You need to be an excellent communicator, able to liaise between examination boards, students, staff, and parents. Previous experience of examination administration is desirable.


At the Discovery Academy our purpose is that we are committed to "delivering ambitious, high-quality teaching and learning every lesson, every day that overcomes inequality and allows every student to achieve success".  As an Academy we have created a culture around our core values of Pride, Respect and Commitment to ensure high expectations, positive relationships, and support for all students.  We believe having high expectations of behaviour and attitudes enables teachers to teach and students to develop in a caring, supportive environment.


The Academy boasts outstanding facilities, a state-of-the-art learning environment and was judged ‘Good’ following an inspection by Ofsted in January 2019. Our growth programme includes a £2 million additional teaching facility, as well as the benefits a large Academy can offer, such as a comprehensive professional development and leadership opportunities. The Alpha Academies Trust offers a benefits package which includes a good pension scheme, discounted gym membership, free parking, subsidised meals and Cyclescheme.


The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service, as well as an online social media check along with other stringent vetting and induction processes. Please note, references will be sought for all shortlisted candidates prior to the interview.


If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you.  For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website,  Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at

Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. 


The Alpha Academies Trust requires an application form to be completed, please note CV’s alone will not be accepted. Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to quoting the job reference number detailed above.


Closing Date for this Post: Tuesday 28th November 2023 at 9:00am
Interview Date: Week Commencing 11th December 2023


To comply with Asylum and Immigration legislation you will be required (if appointed) to provide one or more documents from the Immigration Act 2006 - List A and B. You must provide proof of current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and valid permission to do the type of work offered. Further information is available at:

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