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Job Ref No. ECC2402-147S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band A Point 1-6
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 10/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Wednesday 17th July 2024  

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Little Thurrock Primary School

Rectory Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5SW

Wishes to appoint a

Midday Assistant

Salary: Band A Point 1 - 6

(£4,230.27 - £4,546.02 per annum)

8 hours 20 minutes per week

11:50am - 1:30pm Monday to Friday

37 weeks of the year - term time only

Start Date: September 2024

Are you looking for that new and rewarding role in education?

A new opportunity has arisen, for a dedicated and enthusiastic Midday Assistant to join our successful team supporting students at lunchtime. Little Thurrock Primary School are looking for an aspirational Midday Assistant to work as part of a team at Little Thurrock Primary School, which is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. MDA's create a very positive, happy and secure environment in our playgrounds, dining hall and the school building at lunchtime.

The successful applicant must:

· Interact with the children to encourage good social skills and will lead outdoor activities to encourage participation

· Encourage healthy eating, preparing the tables, supervise playing with the children outside, supervising the clearing up of games and toys, administering first aid and using the school's behaviour plan

· Ensure the safety and care of pupils who are injured or unwell & provide comfort if distressed

· Assist children with Personal Care where necessary

· Be willing to undertake training, including First Aid

As part of the Osborne Cooperative Academy Trust, the school is proud of its inclusive ethos and the broad and enriched curriculum that it provides for all pupils. The supportive staff have high aspirations for the pupils and strive to make a difference in the lives of the children and their families. Our schools' ethos is based on the Co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and sharing a sense of collective responsibility for supporting each other.

Little Thurrock Primary School is committed to ensuring all its pupils receive an outstanding education, achieve their full potential and are equipped with the skills and attitudes needed to be active citizens of the 21st Century. Little Thurrock is a three-form entry Community Primary School with 21 classes. Each class has a maximum of 30 pupils. We are delighted that we also have a 52 place nursery as part of our school. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now, and in the future. The School is proud to:

· Be friendly, caring and supportive school that has a one big team approach to workload

· Have a strong, established & supportive SLT that creates a positive team environment

· Be a place where pupils feel safe, happy, valued and respected

· Be an inclusive school, where everyone works hard to ensure all pupils receive stimulating learning experiences, with high expectations for all children

· Be a school that celebrates every child's individuality and success

Little Thurrock Primary School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trustis a Multi-Academy Trust, withtwelve member schoolswithin 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.

In return for your hard work you will receive:

Relocation package of up to£8,000, where applicable,for new employeesrentingorbuyinga property
Two week October half term
Support from highly experienced SLT members, and the wider trust network and collaboration with our other schools
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 National Teachers Pension Scheme(or local Government Pension Scheme for support workers)

If you feel you could make a positive contribution to the school, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding,please apply nowor you can request a visit of the school. For more information speak toAyshen Uluhanhr@osborne.coopor call 01375 648944.

Little Thurrock 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 DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.As a Trust, we recognise the value of, and seek to achieve a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.Please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement ( for more information. If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our websiteOsborne Co-operative Academy Trust

Closing date: Wednesday 10th July 2024 - Midday

Interview date: Wednesday 17th July 2024

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.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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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Abbie Stonehouse
Little Thurrock Primary School
Rectory Road, Grays
Essex, RM17 5SW
Telephone: 01375 373586

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