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Job Ref No. ECC5459-732 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Essex scale 3 point 5-6
Position Start Date: 01/07/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 18/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: tbc  

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Brentwood County High School 
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4JF
Wishes to appoint

Midday Assistants
Salary: Essex Scale 3 Range 5 - 6
(£3,982.29 - £4,048.82 plus £116.75 fringe allowance per annum)

7 hours 30 minutes per week
Monday - Friday 12.45pm - 2.15pm
38 weeks of the year - term time only
Start date: To Be Confirmed
A new opportunity has arisen for Midday Assistants to join our successful team supporting students at lunchtime. The position will require the successful candidate to supervise the pupils' activities at lunchtime, ensuring high standards of health & safety and wellbeing. The role of the Midday Assistant is to promote good standards of behaviour whilst supporting and supervising the students. The Midday Assistant should act as a responsible, caring person, always with the welfare of the pupils in mind. It is essential to have a positive attitude with the ability to communicate with students in a firm but fair manner.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate patience and show a commitment to supporting students. This role would be suited to someone enthusiastic, personable, empathetic and able to communicate effectively, whilst maintaining a calm and professional manner, under pressure.

Are you looking for a part-time role that could offer you entry into becoming a Teaching Assistant?
The Trust believes in career progression and some of our previous Midday Assistants have moved on to other roles within the school and the trust. Previous Midday Assistants have progressed into such roles as Catering Assistant, Teaching Assistant and Learning Support Assistant. Overtime may be available as well.

BCHS is a Co-operative Academy which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. BCHS is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:

Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament
Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues
Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education

Brentwood County High School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school can offer:  
Relocation package of up to £8,000 for new employees renting or buying a property  
Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance    
Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools   
Recognition of continuous service    
Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust    
Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme     
Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff   
National Conditions of Service   
Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme    

If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit of the school or for more information speak to Sophie Neal or call 01375 648901. As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.

BCHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted.  This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. As Trust, we recognise the value of, and seek to achieve a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Please refer to our recruitment and selection policy statement ( for more information.  
If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust ( or Essex School Jobs.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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

Laura Girling
Shenfield Common
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood
Essex, CM14 4JF
Telephone: 01277 238911

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