Business Admin apprenticeship St Michael's Church of England Academy

Provides a reception and clerical support service for the school, under the guidance of the Academy Business Partner. Work is governed by established procedures and carried out without close supervision other than that provided through working arrangements, methods and procedures.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be discussed on interview.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Activities

Office Duties:

  • Undertake reception duties
  • Help to create a pleasant welcoming atmosphere
  • Deal with visitors to the school, issue visitor passes and notify person they have come to see.
  • Give information and guidance to parents and others as appropriate.
  • Be a point of contact for pupils requiring help and support, referring them on as appropriate.
  • Deal with incoming and outgoing post, e.g. sort and distribute, ensuring urgent post is sent.
  • Deal with telephone enquiries, taking messages and passing on for dealing with as appropriate.
  • Filing, e.g. invoices, personnel documents etc.
  • Generate standard letters – amend with up-to-date information e.g. letters to parents re events in school.
  • Produce documents from drafts, e.g. from teachers and the head teacher.
  • Distribute documents and materials within the school.
  • Maintain stock of office stationery and alert colleagues when stock needs ordering.


  • Undertake routine financial administration which involves the collecting, counting, recording of cash collected.
  • Prepare electronic dinner registers and maintain the corresponding financial records.


  • Maintain pupil and staff data on the schools management system, as instructed by the Business Partner or Administrator.
  • Complete absence returns for staff for Business Managers approval.
  • Record and maintain attendance data and complete records for admissions and leavers
  • Maintain records, files and databases, update, retrieve information and collate reports under direction.
  • Assist in completing statutory returns.


  • Assist with making arrangements for visits.
  • Assist with pupil welfare, liaising with parents.
  • Stand in for the Administrator, but would not be expected to cover the full range of duties.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required with a view to providing a clerking service to the Governing body.


Effective relationships and communication are important in a school role and you will be expected to manage yourself and relationships well. Through performance management and effective continuing professional development practice, you will be expected to achieve high standards. You will be committed to your own continuing professional development.

This will include:

Valuing people and treating them fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect to create and maintain a positive school culture in accordance with the Christian beliefs underpinning the school.
Ensuring own CPD included development in education
Develop and maintain a culture of high expectations for self
Regularly reviewing own practice, setting personal targets and taking responsibility for own personal development.
Managing own workload to allow for reflection and an appropriate work/life balance


The post holder will contribute to the school’s objective in service delivery by:
Enactment of Health and Safety requirements and initiatives as directed.
Ensuring compliance with Data Protection legislation
At all times operating within the school’s Equal Opportunities framework
Commitment and contribution to improving standards for pupils as appropriate
Contributing to the maintenance of a caring and stimulating environment for pupils.

The training you will be getting

Training Provider: LMP Education (Rated 8th best apprentice provider in UK)! Training will be delivered online, once a week.

Apprentices will work towards a Business administrator Level 3 Qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position to be considered upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

St Michael’s CE Academy provides education in accordance with the principles and practices of the Church of England. Worship, religious education and spiritual development are at the heart of every aspect of our experience. At St Michael’s CE Academy, we aim to provide all of our pupils with a high quality education within a caring Christian environment where Christian values of trust, forgiveness, friendship, truthfulness and perseverance, hope, responsibility, thankfulness, justice and peace are embedded. Collective worship and Religious Education are effective in communicating the Christian values and are specifically linked to the half termly worship and PSHCE themes. Pupils develop a growing understanding of these Christian values as they progress through the school and this is reflected in, and impacts on, their behaviour and attitudes to each other, the whole school, the wider community and their daily life.


St Michael's Church of England Academy


Hazel Grove



CV12 9DA

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Owen MacKinnon

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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