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Job Ref No. ECC2125-105S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: NJC SCP 2-4
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 15/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Midday Asssistant at Chigwell Primary Academy Required for September 2024
Fixed Term Cover (until 31st August 2025) SCP 2, £22,366 FTE, plus £988 inner fringe allowance (to be pro rata to actual hours & weeks worked)


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a popular and well established school. Chigwell Primary Academy is part of the REAch2 family of Schools in London. We are looking for an enthusiastic Midday Assistant to join our collaborative and growing Academy team. You need to be committed to providing children with a safe and enjoyable lunchtime period. You will assist with pupils' table manners and use of cutlery and will also be responsible for coordinating a range of interactive play activities, administering minor first aid and ensuring the welfare and safety of the pupils. 
As a Midday Assitant, you will be passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for children and giving them every opportunity to succeed. Every child is respected and treated as an individual, with no limits placed on their learning - just opportunities to continually improve. We give all children the opportunity to challenge themselves through a range of tasks and activities - empowering children to take ownership and responsibility for their own learning. 

In particular, successful candidates should have:

Experience of working with young children 
Basic understanding of child development and learning
Enthusiasm and dedication to caring and supporting pupils' lunch time activities 
You should be: 
A responsible and reliable person 
Confident in dealing with young people, maintaining discipline and motivation 
Able to relate well to pupils and adults


In turn, we can offer you: 
Great facilities to create a vibrant, stimulating learning environment for children 
A supportive Leadership team who will encourage innovation and initiative 
A wider network within REAch2 Academy Trust of support, exceptional practice and excellent CPD 

If you feel you have all the necessary attributes, are highly motivated, committed to making a positive difference to children's lives and want to be part of creating a legacy for the future - apply now! 

Information about the School

Chigwell Primary Academy is part of the REAch2 Academy Trust school is situated in the historic village of Chigwell in Essex and benefits greatly from its semi-rural location.

At Chigwell Primary Academy we believe that all members of the school community must treat each other with respect, develop an understanding of our responsibilities and develop resilience so that we can all be active learners and reach our full potential.

At Chigwell Primary Academy we achieve this by behaving in a positive way and encouraging others, developing an ethos where all members feel safe, secure and have the highest expectations.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website Chigwell Primary Academy

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Chigwell Primary Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Chigwell Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

What did Ofsted say? (October 2023) Chigwell Primary Academy remains a good school.

Pupils enjoy coming to this school. They are proud to show their values of ‘respect, responsibility and resilience’. The school playground is a happy place.

Pupils look after each other. Older pupils look forward to, and enjoy, helping the younger pupils through their roles as play leaders.

Pupils behave well and work hard during their lessons.

The school and the trust have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Pupils strive to reach these high expectations.

Pupils are very respectful of differences. They understand the importance of treating others with respect. They enjoy learning about the diversity of cultures across the world. Pupils especially like learning about the different world religions.

The school has designed a curriculum that is ambitious for all pupils.

The school provides useful and precise information on how best to support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

The wider development of pupils is a priority for both the school and the trust. Enriching the curriculum is important to leaders at all levels. There are many opportunities for pupils to develop their talents and interests.

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

Paula Ales
Mandir Lane, Chigwell
Essex, IG7 6ED
Telephone: 020 85002666
Email: mainoffice@chigwellprimaryacademy.co.uk

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