We are a popular school with students, parents and staff alike and this is founded on good working relationships and a caring attitude. We pride ourselves on the warm, purposeful atmosphere that has been created at Caterham.
We aim to cater for the needs of the individual, helping them to realise their full potential whilst giving them the relevant personal and social skills to play a positive role in their life beyond school.
We never stand still at Caterham and are always looking at ways that we can improve still further. The emphasis is very much on teaching and learning and that is at the heart of all we do.
We have an expanding and responsive curriculum aimed at enhancing choice and opportunity for students as they progress through the school. Our teaching is both innovative and challenging both in content and delivery where ICT is used throughout the school to bring the curriculum to life and to stimulate and engage students in their learning.
You will have the opportunity to learn new skills across multiple platforms and different skill areas.
- To provide a range of clerical duties including photocopying, sending faxes, filing, message taking, sorting and distributing post etc.
- To respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from parents, students, suppliers and other staff
- To deal with all contacts effectively, and courteously, in line with the school’s policies and procedures
- To organise meetings ensuring that all necessary arrangements are made and papers prepared as necessary
- To maintain manual and computerised systems including inputting data, keeping records, statistics, confidential and general filing systems as directed
- Confidentiality and sensitivity to be adhered to at all times
- Produce lists, information, run reports and extract data as required from the school’s management information systems
- Produce correspondence to parents/staff and students using a variety of ICT packages e.g. word, excel, database)
- Place orders with suppliers using Purchase Order system
- Developing a portfolio of evidence of competence and learning for regular on-going assessment
- To attend college and complete course work on time and to a high standard
- Any other appropriate duties under the direction of the Line Manager/Headteacher for the placement
- Good IT skills, with a knowledge of range of different computer packages e.g. Word, Excel etc.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with a wide range of parents/students/suppliers/staff
- Ability to follow instructions and organize yourself to complete tasks fully and on time
- Ability to use initiative to think through problems to find solutions
- Ability to take on individual project work and demonstrate initiative
- Literate with good written communication skills
- Ability to check for accuracy and give attention to detail
- Ability to work individually and as an effective tam member
- An understanding of the need to deal with sensitive issues and to keep information confidential
- Manage own time to complete tasks within agreed deadlines
- Able to follow instructions and work within set procedures
3 x GCSE (or equivalent) at grades A-C in any subject plus GCSE English and Maths (or equivalents) at grade D or above
35 hours a week, term time
£150 - £175 a week
A number of benefits, which will be discussed at interview stage.
“QA’s Apprenticeship programmes may be funded in part by the European Union through the European Social Fund, which supports the development of employment opportunities and a skilled workforce.”