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Ysgol Treffynnon - Pastoral Coach Apprenticeship

Welsh Government
Ysgol Treffynnon, Pen-Y-Maes Road, Wrexham, Flintshire CH8 7EN
£7.50 per hour
Closing date
10 Oct 2022

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Apprenticeship, Advanced
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About the apprenticeship


Working within a Secondary school full-time in a support role.
Help to maintain high levels of attendance and punctuality, and interventions to improve it.
Be the first point of contact for students and families when personal matters affect learning
Support students' progress by monitoring attendance and punctuality and acting effectively to improve it
Work with agencies in school and beyond to support students and their families
Maintain school records on attendance, progress, interventions and communications for evaluation, accountability, and statutory purposes
Work within school systems on safeguarding and communication to inform senior leaders
Contribute to students' personal development as a mentor and coach.
Provide lunchtime and break supervision each day, being available for and interacting with students, whilst ensuring that good order is maintained.
Be involved with sharing information on Student Services
Working with children aged 11 to 18 years
Ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst working in schools

Additional information

Understand the importance of inclusion, equality and diversity and to promote equal opportunities for all.
Uphold and promote the values and ethos of the school.
Uphold all policies procedures and codes of practice of the school.
Take a proactive approach to health and safety to minimise and mitigate potential hazards and actively contribute to the security of the school. 5
Participate in workplace learning and development opportunities and work to continually improve own and team performance.
Undertake such other duties of a similar nature as the Headteacher may reasonably require



Any previous experience working with children
Strong English & Mathematics
Communicational skills relevant to both children and adults
Experience of record keeping
Understanding of positive and sensitive intervention strategies
Competent skills in numeracy, literacy and ICT
Ability to self-manage and organise own time
Personal qualities
Smart appearance
Professional attitude
Ambitious and hard working
Desire to be a positive role model to young people


Minimum A*-C GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Achieve More Training Ltd

Training provider course:
Supporting Teaching and Learning level 3

About the employer

Ysgol Treffynnon,
Pen-Y-Maes Road,

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements



Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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