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Last reviewed on 4 December 2017
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Are there examples of job descriptions for a headteacher's PA? We link to job descriptions for a headteacher's personal assistant (PA) from primary and secondary schools. We also link to a model job description for this role from a local authority.

Examples from schools 

Community primary school in Kent

The job description for the personal assistant (PA) to headteacher of Pembury Primary School lists information about the job under the following headings:

  • Purpose of the job
  • Principal accountabilities
  • Qualities
  • Conditions

The purpose of the job includes:

  • Providing a confidential and personal service to the headteacher
  • Maintaining the efficient running of the school office
  • Assisting with the admissions process
  • Liaising with third parties, including other staff, parents, professional associations and members of the local community

The list of principal accountabilities provides more detailed information on the tasks the postholder will be expected to do – for example, managing the headteacher's diary, inputting assessment results and creating management information returns, and collating and monitoring applications for admissions.

The job description is hosted on Kent County Council's recruitment website for education jobs, Kent Teach.

Job description – PA to headteacher, Kent Teach (Adobe pdf file)

The job description for

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