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Job Ref No. ECC2006-81S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 2 Point 2 (Max point Pt 3)
Position Start Date: 05/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/07/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: Friday 8th July  

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We are looking to recruit a Midday Assistant to join our friendly team here at Lexden Primary School.

Our MDA's are essential in helping to ensure that lunchtime is safe and enjoyable for our pupils. A First Aid qualification would be an advantage, but training will be provided as necessary.

Role: Midday Assistant

Pay Grade: Scale 2, point 2 - £9.60ph

Hours: Monday to Friday, 12 to 1pm, term time only

Start Date: September 2022

Key responsibilities for this post include:

Securing the safety, welfare and good conduct of our pupils during the lunchtime break
Supervision of pupils eating lunch in their classrooms/dining hall and on the playgrounds and around the school premises
Administrating first aid


Successful candidates will need to:

be light hearted and caring

be enthusiastic about the children's individual talents and needs

be firm but fair when managing behaviour

be flexible within their role, good team players and able to work on their own initiative


For further information please contact the school office on 01206 573519.

Information about the School

At Lexden Primary School we aim to provide every child with a stimulating and caring environment where creativity and challenge inspire academic success and individual fulfilment. We work tirelessly to unlock the potential of every child and encourage them to achieve as highly as possible.

Our school is lively and inclusive; we are proud of the wide range of learning opportunities provided for all children, both within the curriculum and through our links to the wider community.

The teaching and support staff form a dedicated team fully committed to meeting the needs of our children and we encourage a close partnership with parents/carers to ensure that children develop the social and emotional skills that are required to get the most out of life.

Our school is well maintained and boasts extensive grounds providing a large playing field, a Forest School area and two playgrounds. The outdoor pavilion provides shelter and is used as an outdoor classroom. We have seven main classrooms, a Nursery and a enhanced provision for the teaching of Hearing Impaired Children. The Nursery has places for 26 part-time pupils and they are involved in the social life of the school, helping them experience a very successful transition to our reception class in the mainstream school.The enhanced provision has 18 places and caters for pupils who are severe/profoundly deaf from across the whole of North East Essex.

We are aiming for excellence in every aspect of school life. We believe this is achieved by promoting our values.

Community - We respect the world around us and the people we share it with

Courage - We are brave and believe in ourselves; we take responsibility for our own actions

Curiosity - We are always ready to learn new things

Commitment - We persevere; always doing our best in all that we do

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Charmaine Scott
Lexden Primary School
Trafalgar Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 9AS
Telephone: 01206573519
Email: charmainescott@lexden.essex.sch.uk

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