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.


New workers
£ 6,843
£ 17,676
£ 32,421

Available jobs

In the past year there were 64,485 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Administrative Support

  • Invoicing

  • Finance

  • Management Information Systems

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Numeracy

  • Student Information Systems

  • Information Privacy

  • Child Protection

  • Office Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Administrative Functions

  • Teaching

  • Filing

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Customer Service

  • Organizational Skills

  • Clerical Works

  • Mathematics

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.