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Primary Assessment Lead - Educational Effectiveness
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/5710
  • Published: Tue 19/11/2019, 8:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/12/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, £35,870.40 per annum pro rata to £44,838 per annum for 28.8 hours per week
  • Salary: £44,838 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey

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Primary Assessment Lead - Educational Effectiveness


£35,870.40 per annum pro rata to £44,838 per annum for 28.8 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead KT22 7AH.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the role

A valid driver's licence and the availability of an insured vehicle for the performance of work related duties is an essential requirement of the role. Applications from those who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced, skilled and knowledgeable person to:

  • Ensure the Local Authority's statutory assessment obligations are fulfilled, as outlined by the Standards and Testing Agency, for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Manage test monitoring for KS1 and KS2 including Phonics screening checks
    • Manage a robust programme of moderation for KS1 and KS2
    • Informing STA of any irregularities with any aspect of statutory assessment and taking steps to investigate and address maladministration as required
    • Plan and deliver a comprehensive training schedule for schools on all aspects of the KS1 and KS2 statutory assessment processes for a range of stakeholders
  • Line manage Primary Assessment Officer/s
  • In liaison with Service Manager maintain overview of assessment budget – comprised of both de-delegated funding for maintained schools and revenue from academies and independent schools 

Essential criteria for the role:

Candidates should have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • An excellent knowledge of both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 assessment processes and procedures
  • An excellent knowledge of both the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 curriculum subjects linked to statutory assessment
  • The skill to deal with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders, including senior staff, the Standards and Testing Agency, schools and other organisations' senior staff
  • Experience of working with a Local Authority to deliver statutory assessment requirements including monitoring of tests
  • Experience being a Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 moderator

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Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Jane Winterbone by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 8th December 2019.