School Handyman & Key Holder

School Handyman & Key Holder

27.5 hours per week

Term time only (39 weeks) plus 5 teacher training days

Grade 4 – £19,171 to £22,462 pro rata (actual salary approx.. £12,000 – £14,00 pa)

The Governors of All Souls’ Catholic Primary School seek to employ a part time handyman and key holder.

All Souls’ Catholic Primary School is a popular and successful Primary school located in the Chapelfields area of Coventry. We are proud of our well behaved and hardworking children and are fortunate to have supportive families, staff and Governors. Our new School Handyman will need to embrace this supportive ethos and take pride in their work and the school surroundings.

We are looking for someone who is extremely trustworthy, organised and able to plan their time effectively. Experience in carrying out basic building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry etc is desirable.  The role would suit a semi-retired retired individual seeking part time work, however, applications are welcomed from anyone with the relevant skills and experience.

Your daily duties will involve:

  • Opening and closing the school building/site and setting the alarm
  • General maintenance for buildings and surrounding area – handyman skills are a must
  • Event set up and take down (i.e., setting up the stage, putting out chairs, erecting marquees)
  • Working with the School Business Manager to ensure the safety and security of the site

Training will be provided where required.

Working pattern:

Monday to Friday            6:30am to 9am (open up at 6:30am)        4pm to 6pm (lock up at 6pm)

Additional 5 hours per week for maintenance tasks         Overtime when required

A degree of flexibility in relation to the working pattern outside of the opening and lock up times may be possible.

The position is part time (27.5 hours), term time (39 weeks) plus 5 teacher training days although the flexibility to work overtime during the school holiday period will be needed.

In order to apply, please contact the School Business Manager – Linsey Rae – [email protected] /  02476 675836 to request an application pack. You are very welcome to visit the school; please book an appointment when you enquire.





World Book Day

I hope that the children are having an enjoyable half term. Just a reminder that World Book Day is on Thursday, 1st March, 2018 and that the children can come to school dressed as a book character of their choice. Also, they can enter an in-house competition to paint a picture of a character or a scene from a book. Last year’s potato competition was very successful and we hope that this year’s painting competition will be just as popular with the children.

Many thanks.

World Book Day 2018

World Book Day takes place on Thursday, 1st March, 2018. At school today, your child has been given a £1 World Book Day token. If, for any reason, your child hasn’t received a token, please ask him/her to see Mrs Hands.

On March 1st, your child may attend school dressed as his/her favourite book character. For this privilege the children will be asked to donate one pound and the money raised will be used towards helping to purchase new books for our school library.

Following the success of last year’s turning a potato into a book character competition, there will be the opportunity for each child to enter another in-house competition. This year, children are being asked to paint, on an A4 or A3 piece of paper, a picture of their favourite character or scene from a book. All of the paintings, which need to have the child’s name and year group printed on the back, can be brought into school from Monday, 26th February. On World Book Day, the paintings will be taken into the school hall and one winner will be chosen from each class. Every class will be given time to look at the paintings in the hall and they will then be displayed in school. It is important that the paintings are produced by the children and that they reflect their age and ability. Some other activities will be on offer during the day. In their English lessons, children will be asked to write a story of their own which includes the character that they have chosen to dress up as. They will also be asked to design a book mark, and children in certain year groups will swap classes briefly in order to share a story with a child from a different class.

Thank you for your support.


Netball Match Vs St. Osburgs

Well done to the All Souls Netball team who played their first match of the season against St. Osburgs at home tonight. The match was evenly fought which was reflected in the final score of 2-2.

Thank you to the team of Year Six players: Aila, Michael, Lily, Connor, Julia and Caleb. Every one worked hard throughout and for half of these players it was their first ever match. Congratulations to Aila for being a great captain and for being named as our player of the match by St. Osburgs. Thank you also to the two members of staff from St. Osburgs for umpiring the match.

Our next game is against St. Augustine’s, at home, next Tuesday.

World Book Day 2017

In school today, we celebrated World Book Day. The aim of the day is to celebrate the joy and value of books and the art of reading.

Children, and many members of staff, attended school dressed as book characters. It was interesting to see the various costumes and the children were all so keen to show them off. Thank you to all of our pupils who donated one pound for this privilege. The money raised will be used towards purchasing new books for our school library, which, at present, is being reorganised.

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Thank you to all of those children who created a ‘book-tato.’ A great deal of time, thought and hard work had clearly gone into the designing and making the potato book characters and the children, and staff, thoroughly enjoyed looking at them all on display. There was such a variety and it was very difficult to choose only one winner and one runner up from each class. Thank you also to the parents for helping the children with this task.

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Thanks also must go to all of those children who brought in a book for the book recycling event. Children were given the opportunity to choose a different book to take home with them today. We encouraged the children to choose a book which was age appropriate. Unfortunately, some children were left with not a great deal of books to choose from and/or they missed out on getting a book that they wanted. However, we hope that all of our pupils enjoy reading their new books.

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Teachers briefly swapped year groups during this morning, in order to read a story to pupils in a different class. The children were very excited to be listening to another adult read a story to them and it gave staff a snapshot of what life is like in another year group. Thank you to the staff, many of whom were sent to year groups that they weren’t familiar with. Particular thanks must go to Miss Quinn who read in place of Mr. Marsh as he was on a course and Mrs Elkins who briefly covered for Mrs. Hartwell whilst she was in a meeting.

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Some very interesting and appealing bookmarks have been designed by the children and they will be put on display. Book themed bunting has also been created by the children. This will be hung in the library area, once it’s reorganisation is complete.

We feel that the day was a great success. Many thanks to all those who were involved – children, parents and staff. The joys and benefits of reading are enormous and we, in school, hope to continue to encourage and enthuse your child with a love of reading that will last well beyond World Book Day.

World Book Day 2017

World Book Day takes place on Thursday, 2nd March. Children should have already been issued with a £1 World Book Day token but if, for any reason,  a child hasn’t received a token, please ask him/her to see Mrs Hands.

On Thursday, we are looking forward to seeing our pupils dressed as characters from books that they have read and enjoyed. For this privilege, they will be asked to donate one pound. The money raised through these donations will be used to purchase exciting new books for our school library.

From Monday, the children can bring in their books for the recycling event which will also be held on Thursday. Please make sure that the donated books are in a good condition. We hope that the children have been busy during the half term break designing and beginning to create their potato book characters. These potato characters, which need to be brought in on Thursday and not before, will be displayed for all pupils to see, and one winner will be chosen from each class.

Thank you for your support.






Term Dates 2016-17

Our term dates for the academic year 2016-2017 are now available here.

Please be aware that there are some differences between the All Souls term dates for 2016-17 and the standard Coventry Local Authority term dates – particularly around the Christmas holidays.