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Clerical/Admissions Assistant Vacancy

 Clerical/Admissions Assistant with First Aid

Contract term: Permanent, Part Time- 5 days per week, 8.30a.m-3.00p.m (30 hours per week), Term Time Only

Pay Scale: NJC Scale Point 13 (pro rata annual salary £11,453)

To start: February 2018

This is an exceptional opportunity for a Clerical/Admissions Assistant to join our dynamic and busy office team at Veritas Primary Academy.

Veritas Primary Academy is a vibrant learning environment for pupils aged 4 to 11.  Veritas first opened its doors on 1st September 2015 and is part of the REAch2 Academy Trust. If successful, you will be joining an ambitious and innovative Academy Trust who is looking for imaginative and dedicated practitioners to secure positive outcomes for all of our pupils.

The successful candidate will;

  • Have a good understanding and ability to use relevant IT equipment
  • Have excellent keyboard/ computer skills
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Ability to relate well to children and to adults in a friendly manner
  • Good organising and prioritising skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to adhere to set deadlines
  • Is able work well under pressure and in a fast paced environment
  • Be patient and assertive; able to handle difficult situations with professionalism and confidence
  • Is adaptable to change/embraces and welcomes change
  • Acts with pace and urgency being energetic, enthusiastic and decisive
  • Communicates effectively

If you think you are up to the challenges ahead and would like to join this dedicated team as we strive for exceptional future success, then please complete the application form below and return to Mrs Lucy Henderson, School Business Manager either by post or e-mail lucy.henderson@veritasprimaryacademy.com

Closing Date – Wednesday 24th January 2018 Interviews – TBC

Clerical Assistant Application Form
Clerical, Admissions Assistant with First Aid Job Description

Veritas Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory written references.

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Open Days

Is your child 3 years old before 1 April 2018?

We are hosting an Open Afternoon for parents looking for a Nursery place in the Summer Term.

If you would be interested in coming for a visit and to meet our Early Years Team please call us on 01785 333400 or email office@veritasprimaryacademy.com to book our session on Monday 5th February, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Applications will need to be made directly to school no later than 16 February 2018. You will be notified by 9th March if you have been allocated a place. Our Nursery Team will then arrange a brief home visit with you prior to the Easter holidays.

Admission Application Form – Nursery 2017-18

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30 Hours Free Childcare

Calling all working parents of 3 and 4 year olds!


30 hours of funded early education for 3 & 4 year olds

Working parents who meet the earnings criteria could be entitled to an additional 15 hours of early education, making up a total of up to 30 hours per week (over 38 weeks, or 1140 hours across the year).

Find out if you are eligible for the extra 15 hours of early education and apply online at the HMRC website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

or if you experience any difficulties with the website or applying:

contact HMRC helpline 0300 123 4097

Successful applicants for 30 hours will receive an eligibility code, once you have this, please take your code to your chosen childcare provider as quickly as possible and request for your child’s code to be validated.

‘Childcare Choices’ also offers a ‘Childcare Calculator’ where parents can check what help you might be able to get with childcare schemes like tax credits, Tax-Free Childcare, childcare vouchers and funded childcare or education for 2 to 4 year olds.

For any other queries and/or frequently asked questions about 30 hours please contact your childcare provider or visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/30hour

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E-safety tips!

This weeks tip- Updates
Always update your computer, tablet or phone when an update becomes available.  Most updates contain security fixes that will help keep your device protected from cyber attacks.

Check your settings

Use the privacy and security settings on social media sites so that only friends and family can see your pages. Then speak to friends and family and encourage them to tighten their privacy settings too as they could affect you. Even if your account is locked as private, personal information you have shared with others could still be accessed through their pages.

Got a nickname?

Think about using a nickname instead of your real name if you’re signing up to a microblogging site like Twitter. Consider setting up a separate, personal email account to use with social media sites, rather than using your work, or even your main personal email. Remember, only connect to people you know.

Personal Information
Think about what personal information you give out online.  For example you could you use a nickname instead of your real name.

Passwords
Make sure your passwords use upper case and lower case letters and that they include a number.  Update them regularly and have different passwords for different accounts.

Parental Controls

See what parental controls are available for the different electronic devices that your children use.  Most devices allow you to limit content available on the device by clicking on one option under the devices main settings.

“Chat” with your kids
Develop an open dialogue so that you can talk with your children about the benefits and dangers of the Internet. Cultivate an interest in their online activities—their favourite Web sites, online games, and interests. And don’t be afraid to ask your children who they are talking to online and what they are talking about.

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Attendance Matters!

Did you know that children are far more likely to succeed academically when they attend school consistently?
Let’s give them the best possible start.

We want all our children to have the best possible attendance to enable each and every child to achieve their full potential.

Parents and carers have a duty to ensure their child has a suitable education by regular attendance at school. Parental support is critical in ensuring that children achieve in education and Ofsted expect a minimum of 95% attendance for each child. Just 10 days absence from school will cause your child’s attendance to drop below this level. Our attendance target at Veritas Primary Academy for each child is 96% and we strive to encourage this at every opportunity.

All children get ill. We understand that the occasional absence for illness may be necessary. However encouraging regular attendance is one of the most powerful ways both you as a parent, and we as a school, can prepare your child for success. Some absences we simply cannot authorise. The Government changed legislation in 2013 and schools are no longer allowed, by law, to approve time off for holidays. Only exceptional circumstances can be authorised – this may include family bereavement or religious observance etc.

Veritas monitors children’s attendance on a weekly basis. Where we have concerns you will be notified in writing. For example, if you child’s attendance falls below the recommended minimum we will make first contact with you to inform you of our concerns and to offer guidance and support. If regular absence persist we will ask you to attend a meeting in school to discuss this in more detail. If these measures do not help to improve your child’s attendance we may deem it necessary to refer the case to the Education Welfare Service to issue a fine.

More details on our absence procedures and attendance policy can be found here.

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What’s On In Our Community?


What’s On In Our Community?
See What’s On In Our Local Area! We publish regular updates and links to activities in and around Stafford

Badminton Club
Sessions are based at Blessed William Howard High School on a Monday evening 6pm – 7pm and target Key stage 2 and 3 children.

They have a number of young people from schools attending their sports camp over the holidays who love to play badminton. This is a sport that many schools do not have the facility to offer so it would be great to see some of them come to our new junior club. For further information click on the link Staffordshire Badminto

Junior Art Club


Slimming World

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Admissions

Admissions

In 2017 30 school children can be admitted each academic year except in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We continue to grow year on year towards two form entry and so by 2021 all year groups will have 2 classes per year (420 school capacity). Details of the Admissions Policy is available below and also from Veritas Primary Academy office. In accordance with the Academy’s policy, priority is given to looked after and previously looked after children, followed by those children who have older siblings at the school.  Priority is then given in order of distance from the school measured in a straightline.  Prospective parents are offered a visiting day in the term prior to the school year in which a pupil starts full time education.

If you require any further information or advice, please contact the school office.

Normal Point of Entry
All applications for Reception places are made through Staffordshire County Council who apply our admissions criteria to all applications and notify parents directly of allocated places. Online applications are now the preferred method of making a preference for schools at the normal age of entry. Last year, around 92% of applications for Secondary and Primary School applications were made online. Parents who apply online are able to receive email notification of their school place on the national offer day, rather than through the post.

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/schoolsandcolleges/admissions/primary/home.aspx

Mid Year Admissions
School tours are available by appointment with the school office. This will be an opportunity for you to take a tour of the school and meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team to ask any questions you might have regarding your child’s education. We have a designated time slot for staff to be available for tours on Tuesday mornings so we try to arrange visits during this period where possible. A Mid Year Transfer form will need to be signed by your child’s current school and returned to Veritas Primary Academy before a place will be offered. More information and the form can be found on the Staffordshire County Council website;

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/schoolsandcolleges/admissions/midterm/MidTermAdmissions.aspx

Following receipt of the completed Mid Year Transfer form and school visit, a member of our office team will talk through any additional admissions paperwork needing to be completed before your child’s start date.

Nursery
Parents are able to apply for their maintained nursery places online as schools will be able to monitor the number of applications received via PRIME.
https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/schoolsandcolleges/admissions/nursery/NurseryAgedSettings.aspx

You can apply directly to school by completing the application below and returning to the school office or email to office@veritasprimaryacademy.com
Nursery Application Form – 2016/17
Nursery Application Form – 2017/18

Admissions Policies 
Admissions Policy 2016/17

Admissions-Policy Veritas 2017 18
Admissions Arrangements 2018 19