Midday Assistant

Westwood Academy, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC2915-84S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 2 Point 3-4
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 5th July 2024  

Job Description

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Job Title: Midday Assistant - Westwood Academy

Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 5 hours per week (38 weeks - Term time only)

Scale: 2 Point 3-4 (Depending on experience)

Actual Salary: £2,563.42 to £2,605.92 (Depending on experience)

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Application Closes: Monday 1st July 2024 - midday

Interview Date: 5th July 2024

There is undoubtedly something very special about Westwood Academy, and we take immense pride in our school community. Here, we work collaboratively to create a safe, happy, and vibrant environment where students can learn and thrive.

We are seeking an efficient Midday Assistant to join our friendly and supportive who will assist with the supervision of the children at lunchtime. We are looking for a caring and committed individual who has the ability to work as part of the school team and someone who is dedicated to ensuring that lunchtime is a pleasurable and safe experience for all our children.

The successful candidate will be required to work 5 per week, Monday to Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you have:

· Experience working with children in a school or early year setting. (Desirable)

· Self-motivation, you are flexible and a good team player, as well as having the ability to work on their own initiative.

· Good written and verbal communication skills,enabling you to effectively interact with both children and adults.

· Knowledge of first aid or a willingness to complete a first aid course.

· An understanding of the way in which games and activities can help children develop.

· The ability to overcome communication barriers and build rapport with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

· An understanding of the importance of social and emotional well-being and a commitment to nurturing a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

· The ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain composure in challenging situations.

We can offer:

· Engaged and enthusiastic pupils who are 'proud to belong' to our school and enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.

· A forward thinking, proactive Trust that is dedicated to the success of its pupils and staff.

· A dynamic and collaborative team of leadership who are dedicated and committed to the success of pupils and staff alike.

· Access to ongoing training empowering you to grow and excel in your role.

· An additional week's holiday in October resulting in a 2-week break during this term.

· A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.

Take the Next Step:

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the office team directly at 01702 559467, to schedule an appointment. We hope to meet you.

We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this job opportunity early.

Westwood Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references.

As part of the South Essex Academy Trust we are an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the 'apply for this vacancy' button to complete our application form. Once completed please send to recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk along with your Recruitment Monitoring Information form.

Job Description and Person Specification is also included in the attachments.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Information about the School

There is undoubtedly something very special about Westwood Academy, and we take immense pride in our school community. Here, we work collaboratively to create a safe, happy, and vibrant environment where students can learn and thrive.

We have a great deal of fun in our learning, whether in the classroom or playground, on the sports field, during one of our educational visits or themed learning days.

Supporting our school, South Essex Academy Trust plays a pivotal role by providing leadership, CPD, and school improvement through the peer review model, Leadership Academy, and the support of our School Improvement team. Leaders invest time and CPD in developing staff expertise and teachers value the training they receive; this gives teachers the confidence to adopt teaching approaches that get the best from pupils.

Our team is wholeheartedly devoted to children’s well-being, setting high standards, and nurturing the skills and enthusiasm necessary for our pupils to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences that life has to offer.

If you would like to find out more about us, please contact the school and make a convenient appointment; we will be delighted to welcome you!

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

Sam Turner
Beresford Close
Hadleigh, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702 559467
Email: recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk

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