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After School Club Assistant

Recruitment Pack for After School Club Assistant

Post:  After School Club Assistant

Hours: 13.75 hours a week, (Term time only), 3.15pm-6.00pm

Salary:  National Living Wage, NJC Scale Point 13 (pro rata)

Veritas Primary Academy is a two form entry school for children aged 4 to 11 years old that opened its doors in September 2015. We are a very friendly school where children are encouraged to become confident, caring and articulate and to use their abilities to the full. We aim to provide a calm and happy atmosphere and set high standards of respect, courtesy, hard work and achievement for all children and adults.

We are seeking to appoint a new member of staff to join our Extended Schools team. Potential candidates should have experience working in an education setting and a relevant childcare qualification.

Candidates should also:

  • Have a flexible approach to working
  • Recognises that the quality of the After School Club has an impact on learning and on pupils’ attitude to school
  • Takes pride in providing enjoyable activities for pupils
  • Works well within a team
  • Displays initiative and ability to work independently
  • Is enthusiastic and dynamic
  • Be reliable with a sense of commitment
  • Ability to deal in a calm and confident manner with behavioural issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety standards within a school setting, particularly security
  • A willingness to promote the ethos of the school

If you feel that you would like to be part of a growing school in Stafford that is committed to excellence we would like to hear from you.

Application packs can be found below and should be returned to Lucy Henderson, Business Manager by email- lucy.henderson@veritasprimaryacademy.com

Closing Date:   Tuesday 10th April 2018

Interview Date: TBC

Recruitment Pack for After School Club Assistant
After School Club Assistant Application Form

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

Looking for a school or Nursery place in Stafford from September 2018?

We are hosting an Open Morning on Friday 8th June:
9.30am for Nursery
10.30am for Y1 to Y6. Our Open Morning is also open to families needing to make a late application for Reception.

If you would be interested in coming for a visit and to meet our team please call us on 01785 333400 or email office@veritasprimaryacademy.com to book into our session.

Applications will need to be made directly to school no later than Friday 15th June 2018. Offers for September 2018 will be issued on 25th June.

Admission Application Form – Nursery 2018-19 (please note prices may alter from September 2018)
Admission Application Form – SCC In-Year (for Y1 to Y6 places)

To make a late application for Reception places in September 2018 please apply directly to Staffordshire County Council by clicking here.
 

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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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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.