Business Support Apprentice

@Purley Oaks primary School
  • Bynes Road, South Croydon, CR2 0PR, United Kingdom View on Map
  • Post Date : June 4, 2024
  • Apply Before : June 29, 2024
  • Salary: £7.00 - £7.00 / Hourly
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Job Detail

  • Number of Positions Available: 1
  • Working Hours 36 hours per week
  • Working Week: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.15pm (1-hour lunch)
  • Working Location Bynes Road, South Croydon CR2 0PR
  • Minimum Entry Requirements GCSE Math and English grade 4 or above or Functional Skills Level 2
  • Personal Qualities: Willingness to Learn

Job Description

Job Title: Business Support Apprentice

Employer: Purley Oaks Primary School

Apprenticeship Standard: Business Administrator Level 3

About the employer:

We believe our children can do anything if we give them the motivation and support and our school vision embodies this:

At Purley Oaks we firmly believe that every child will be supported, valued and challenged. We are ambitious for our children and their families and are driven by our moral purpose to ensure that everything we do has a positive impact on the children’s lives. We are determined that our children will take pride in their learning and themselves and that they will strive for excellence.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Warmly welcome and be the first point of contact for all parents, carers, children and visitors
  • answer face to face enquiries, carry out visitor checks and issue ID badges and ensure pupils and visitors sign in and out correctly
  • Answer the telephone professionally and politely
  • Attend and participate in relevant team and school meetings
  • Unpack and check off deliveries using delivery notes and deliver on FMS
  • Fulfil stationery requests sent to the school office
  • Photocopying, filing, writing letters, responding to emails, monitoring school office and Weduc inboxes
  • Contact suppliers and photocopy engineer if required
  • Print medication forms and take medication to classes
  • Deliver messages, collect children from class, take lunch boxes etc. around the school as necessary
  • Update pupil records on SIMS
  • Update school office parent contact book and fire registers
  • Run reports using SIMS to assist with school photos etc.
  • Monitor and assist with school trips
  • Book travel for school trips
  • Assist with ad-hoc ordering
  • Keep the office organised and tidy
  • Assist with any other administrative duties required within the school office
  • Comply with the policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

Purpose of Role:

  • Under the guidance of senior staff you will be responsible for undertaking administrative and organisational processes for the school
  • To provide an effective and efficient administrative support service to the senior leadership team, board of governors and the school community
  • Provide accurate and up to date information to staff, governors, agencies, parents and children
  • To promote the school ethos with all children and the school community
  • Participate in first aid training as required.
  • Participating in the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of the service plans.
  • Championing the professional integrity of the School service.
  • Supporting Customer Focus, Best Value and electronic management of processes.


You are expected to treat all information acquired through your employment, both formally and informally, in strict confidence.  There are strict rules and protocols defining employees’ access to and use of the council’s databases.  Any breach of these rules and protocols will be regarded as subject to disciplinary investigation.  There are internal procedures in place for employees to raise matters of concern regarding such issues as bad practice or mismanagement.