Apprentice Administrative Assistant THE THINKING SCHOOLS ACADEMY TRUST

THE THINKING SCHOOLS ACADEMY TRUST · Competitive · Exeter
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As part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. Our mission is to transform life chances; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies.

Penhale Infant School works closely with the schools within our Trust and there may on occasion be the opportunity to work within some of our other schools in the Portsmouth area.

With training and support throughout your apprenticeship, you will be required to learn and undertake the following duties:

Reception/Administration

  • Be the first point of contact for parents and visitors, filtering enquiries as appropriate and taking and passing on messages to appropriate staff
  • Undertake general office duties including; filing, collating, posting, and parent-pay
  • Maintain information systems, databases and other associated records, both paper and computer based, and producing data for statistical reports or returns as requested
  • Undertake general typing tasks including maintenance of spreadsheets
  • Assist with administration of pupil admissions to the School.
  • Manage complaints by parents and passing on the relevant information to the correct person
  • Attend Administration meetings and take notes/produce minutes if required.
  • Monitor and order stationery as required
  • Good standard of English
  • Experience of working in an administrative environment
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills and numeracy skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Adaptable, organised and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not restrictive and the post-holder may be required to undertake any other duties that may be required from time to time. Any such duties should not, however, substantially change the general character of the post

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS disclosures at enhanced levels and Childrens Barred List check will be required prior to any offer of employment.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good standard of English
  • Experience of working in an administrative environment
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills and numeracy skills
  • Excellent computer skills

Personal qualities

  • Adaptable, organised and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

Desired qualifications

GCSEs or equivalent at grades A* to C or 9 to 4 under the new grading system in maths and English

Future prospects

A full-time and permanent role will be offered to those who successfully complete the apprenticeship. It is hoped that an Advanced Apprenticeship qualification will be included in this.

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About the employer

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, ranked the best multi-academy trust (MAT) in the country for the performance of its secondary schools by the DfE, is made up of a family of schools that work together to improve the life chances of all their children and young people. They share a common mission to nurture successful children who are confident and can think and act independently. Their cognitive approach to education defines us but does not create a one size fits all.

At the heart of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is the belief that the work that they do must transform the life chances of students.

The Portsmouth Academy are very proud of their school, which offers a wonderful education; full of opportunities for young people to Aspire and Achieve. For the last three years, they have been on a journey to become a fully accredited Thinking school. Less than 100 schools internationally have achieved this prestigious status, which is awarded by the University of Exeter.

Employer

THE THINKING SCHOOLS ACADEMY TRUST

https://www.tsatrust.org.uk/partners/portsmouth-academy-for-girls/

Address

Lincoln Road

Portsmouth

PO1 5BG

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Additional location information

Newbridge Junior School New Rd, Portsmouth PO2 7RW

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Training

Training provider

HTP

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HTP Training

Contact

Craig Teasdale 07786654184 craig.teasdale@htp.ac.uk

The successful candidate will be working towards the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard.

You will develop the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours expected of a Business Administrator which includes:

  • ICT
  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication
  • Quality
  • Planning and organisation
  • Project Management
  • Business fundamentals and processes
  • Working with stakeholders

Off the job training will be provided, where you will have the time to complete your portfolio work, attend off job training seminars and have allocated time for mentoring and being shadowed.

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