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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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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.