Lead Exam Invigilator

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Academy: Montgomery High School

Salary: Fixed Point 13 on the NJC Pay Scale currently £8.39 per hour

Closing date for applications: 27 March 2017, 12.00pm


Montgomery High School

Lead Examination Invigilator

Salary:            Fixed Point 13 on the NJC Pay Scale currently £8.39 per hour

Contract:        Permanent; Casual

Start Date:      As soon as possible.


Who are we?

Montgomery High School is situated in Bispham, north Blackpool. We are proud of our reputation for securing both high quality academic achievement and providing the best possible learning opportunities and support for our students. These high standards are built upon foundations of mutual respect, collective values and the firm belief that learning counts and people really matter. The school is energetic, inclusive and continually seeking ways to improve the opportunities as well as draw the best talents, expertise and experience for students and staff alike. 

The Academy’s sponsor is FCAT, the Fylde Coast Academy Trust, a growing and developing Multi Academy Trust which is committed to “promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership”. You would be joining the ‘family of schools’ within FCAT which will provide outstanding opportunities for future professional growth and potential promotion. Furthermore, the Academy is also part of the Fylde Coast Teaching School which delivers high quality courses on teaching and leadership as well as the opportunity for colleagues to network and share good practice to improve opportunities for young people across the region. We are determined to build upon this further and are looking to appoint like-minded professionals to join us on our journey of continuous improvement.

On Thursday, May 5th, 2016 the most recent Ofsted report was published on the Ofsted website and also the Academy website. Montgomery is no longer in Special Measures and is described by the Inspectors as ‘transformed’. Leadership and management are graded good and personal development and welfare are also graded good. Across all other areas of activity and provision Ofsted report rapid and significant improvements. It is clearly our intention to ensure that the next visit from an Ofsted Team grades the school as definitively good. So you would be joining a much improved school with a positive and forward looking agenda. We are all optimistic about the future for the school.

The Candidate

We are looking for candidates whose dynamism, commitment, energy, professional expertise and experience qualify them to take on this exciting and challenging role. 

The ideal and successful candidate will:

  • ensure the fair and proper conduct of examinations/ tests according to the school’s/ examination board’s rules, in an environment that enables pupils to perform at their best.
  • Have previous experience of working in a Secondary School environment
  • Have public speaking experience or experience speaking to a large audience
  • An enthusiastic and hard-working attitude
  • Have behaviour management skills
  • Have experience of effective behaviour management with large groups of students

The Role

The Lead invigilator will:

  • Be responsible for starting and finishing all internal and external examinations;
  • Assist the Examinations Manager in arranging suitable invigilation for the examinations;
  • Invigilate the examination, including dealing with examination irregularities;
  • Assist in the setting up of examinations venues, laying out equipment and papers in accordance with procedures;
  • Communicate examination procedures to pupils and oversee behaviour;
  • Respond to pupil requests during the examination;
  • Ensure no unauthorised material is consulted
  • Escort candidates from the location during the examination, such as for toilet breaks;
  • Maintain candidate attendance and absence records;
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to safeguarding procedures;


Please visit our websites to learn more about our Academy and Sponsor FCAT:



How to Apply

For further details please go to the FCAT website [www.fcat.org.uk] and complete an Online Application Form.

Should you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact:

Gemma Anderson – g.anderson@montgomeryschool.co.uk

Closing time and date for applications is 12.00pm (midday) on Monday 27th March, 2017

Shortlisting to take place on Tuesday 28th March, 2017

Assessment and Interview Day to be confirmed

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.