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Business Administration Apprentice Minet Infant and Nursery School

To be an ambassador for the school when meeting parents and other visitors and to act as a first point of reference when people arrive. Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school and meeting the needs of the children.

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Closing date: 21 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - Various shift patterns

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    19 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Customer focus

  • Model excellent professional relationships with children, parents and other professionals in the school
  • Provide an excellent administrative service to all sections of the school community regardless of race, sex, background or age


  • Perform receptionist duties throughout the day: acting as first point of reference for receiving callers, children, parents, visitors, deliveries, service engineers and telephone enquiries
  • Manage all telephone calls, giving detailed information about the school, taking messages and passing them on. Putting calls through ensuring the recipient is aware of who is calling
  • Offer helpful, friendly, approachable and professional service at all times and take appropriate action on own initiative, resolving minor matters, referring more serious matters to appropriate member of staff
  • Establish and run a friendly, tidy and informative reception area and be a role model for setting high standards for dress, language and behaviour

Administrative duties

  • General letter typing as required
  • Maintain general and confidential filing systems
  • Provide hospitality as required. Prepare for meetings and organise refreshments
  • Familiarise new staff with school routines and procedures
  • Point of contact for telephone and photocopier companies logging issues and managing consumables
  • Completion and distribution of class and escort lists
  • Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Maintain and manage school-based systems such as Inventory and Schoolscomm as well as the administration of Universal Free School Meals and Cool Milk


  • Comply with policies and procedures covering child protection, health, safety and security
  • Contribute to safeguarding the welfare of children in the school
  • Maintain the security of property in a way which is consistent with the schools’ procedures and legal requirements, reporting any concerns about safety and security to the appropriate person
  • Supervise signing in and out of pupils and visitors using signing in system. Ensure all visitors have a valid DBS certificate, are issued with a visitor badge and reminded of evacuation/safeguarding procedures

Accountability, Performance and Line Management

  • Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibility for own personal development including the Apprenticeship Standards
  • Take responsibility for your work, encourage and accept feedback from your colleagues and your line manager and respond to or adapt to change as required
  • Take an active part in the Performance Management process with your line manager, sharing your success stories as well as challenges
  • Continue to learn and develop as a professional, completing induction, attending relevant training to update knowledge and skills
  • Engage with all training and assignments offered by the College in relation to the Apprenticeship
  • Ensure full completion of relevant apprenticeship tasks in a timely manner meeting all deadlines
  • Model high professional standards and be a responsible and effective member of staff, attending regular meetings as required
  • Appreciate, respect and support the role of other professionals
  • Act as the general administrator for tasks including but not limited to: Schoolscomm
  • Cool Milk, school photos and dinner numbers
  • Undertake other tasks commensurate with the general level of scope and responsibility of the post, as decided by the Business Manager, Headteacher and/or governors in the context of the changing needs of the school

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Good ICT skills including: WORD, EXCEL, Databases
  • Effective written communication
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Effective organisational skills


  • SIMS experience
  • Ability to operate spreadsheet programmes.
  • Ability to set up and maintain accurate databases

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivation and personal drive to complete tasks to the requires timescales and quality standards
  • Tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships with pupil and colleagues at work
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing workload demands and new school challenges
  • Reliability and integrity
  • Humour and resilience
  • Personal commitment to continuous self-development
  • Commitment to school improvement

Desired qualifications

GCSE English and Maths 4-9/A-C (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Could lead to permanent

About the employer

We are a large Infant and Nursery School situated in Hayes, Middlesex. We believe all our pupils deserve the opportunity to learn and grow in a stimulating and sparkling environment. We work closely with parents, as we know that to enable our children to flourish, we need to recognise and build on their home experiences.  Our purpose is to provide a safe and happy environment for your child, where they are able to be themselves and thrive. We are proud to help lay the foundation needed to achieve their goals in life.


Minet Infant and Nursery School


Minet Junior & Infant School, Avondale Drive



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Training provider

Harrow and Uxbridge College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Uxbridge, Harrow College


Alice Armson

  • Full on the job training
  • 1 day per week at college

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 21 Sep 2021