Drumbeat School and ASD Service
1 February 2024
2 March 2024
Turnham Road, Brockley, SE4 2HH, Downham BR1, United Kingdom
Job Type
£29,859 - £30,771 FTE (actual salary approximately £26,873 - £27,693 for term time plus 3 weeks)


Under the direction of the Finance and Office Manager, provide routine, general
provision of an efficient administrative and clerical support function for the school.
 First point of contact for all visitors to the School
 Undertake reception duties, answering routine/complex telephone calls, face-to-face enquiries and signing in visitors
 Provide general advice and guidance to visitors, staff, students, parents/carers and other visitors
 Provide general administrative support for the school, e.g. photocopying, filing, complete standard forms, responding to routine correspondence, diary management etc..
 Undertake word-processing and other IT-based tasks.
 Maintain the schools manual and computerised records, including use of the school’s management information system (Scholarpack), Procurement system (Access) and cashless system (ParentPay).
 Assist with pupil attendance/welfare duties, liaising with parents/staff etc.
 Maintain stock and supplies, cataloguing and distributing as required
 Undertake general financial administration such as goods receipting deliveries in Access, putting trips on parentpay
 Daily student registers
 Ordering dinners, liaising with the kitchen staff.
 Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
 Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals
 Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as required to ensure the efficient and effective running of the Department/Section.

Skills Required

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (essential)
Strong organisational skills (essential)
Excellent attention to detail (essential)
Excellent numeracy/literacy skills (essential)
Effective use of specialist ICT packages (essential)
Ability to relate well to children and adults (essential)
Work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities and your own position within these (essential)
Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities (essential)

About Us

Drumbeat School and ASD Services is a community-maintained special needs school in the London Borough of Lewisham. We are committed to providing the best education. Our school community is passionate and create innovative learning opportunities to promote holistic development. There is a range of expertise throughout this school, from our highly skilled teachers and teaching assistants to a range of teams and leaders. Together, we ensure every child’s needs are met. Our teachers lead their class team through shared goals which are informed by parents, families, NHS Therapists, CAMHS professionals, and the Multi-agency Support Team. We place this vision at the heart of an integrated provision that values the power of partnerships and collaboration.

We have expanded our provision so we are now a three school site, Downham, Brockley and Turnham. This is exciting as it means we can provide to more Lewisham children with a statement for autism and they do not have to go out of borough.

We are also working with key organisations like University College London where we have delivered a lecture for students studying autism and collaborating in key research projects that will inform practice internationally. We work with Challenge Partners and are able to advise for best practice in schools nationally. This year we have supported schools in Northern Ireland and Sweden where we have trained staff to support in the setting up of SEN provisions.

Our outreach team provide invaluable training and advice for the mainstream schools and parents in Lewisham through workshops, podcasts and group training.