School Secretaries

School secretaries provide administrative support in schools by keeping and maintaining school records and performing a range of routine clerical tasks within the school.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical Tasks

  • Arranges payment of invoices, handles cash.
  • Orders equipment and stationery.
  • Undertakes reception duties for visitors, handles face-to-face and telephone enquiries and passes on messages.
  • Handles enquiries from parents and arranges meetings with members of staff.
  • Maintains administrative records relating to pupils and staff, and generates statistical and other reports.
  • Types directly or transcribes letters, reports and other documents, and prints or photocopies documents as required.
  • Sorts, files and otherwise deals with incoming and outgoing correspondence.

Desired Skills

Active Listening, Writing, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Active Learning, Mathematics, Science

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