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Midday Assistant required for Hilltop Infant School - starting January 2024
Hours: 6.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday 11.55 to 13.10
Working weeks: Term time only (38 weeks per year)
Actual Salary: salary negotiable depending on skills and experience, currently within banding to £3,271.02 including fringe allowance
Hilltop Infant School are looking to recruit a Midday Assistant to join their friendly team offering lunch time support to our lovely children.
If you are looking for a position that offers job satisfaction and a role where you no longer need to set an alarm for an early start, then this may be the opportunity you have been looking for.
We really do value all of our staff as each team member makes a positive difference to the lives of young people.
If you are committed to the wellbeing of pupils and want to work in a friendly, supportive team, in an environment where our future generation learn and grow, then we would like to hear from you.
About the role:
The successful applicant will:
- Supervise children in the lunch hall
- Encourage imaginative play outside (and indoors when it's raining)
- Ensure the good behaviour of pupils
- Administer first aid
We can offer you:
- purposeful training
- the opportunity to work with our lovely children and our school community
- supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils
- a highly effective learning environment
- a responsive and involved leadership team
For more information on the role and to arrange a tour of the school please contact the school office.
Please note that if you need any help completing the application form, we would be more than happy to arrange for someone to contact you. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and telephone number or telephone: 01268 572672.
Application forms are also available from the school office.
It is very important that you complete the application in full, particularly section F which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we have enough applications to shortlist, therefore we advise that you do not delay applying.
Why choose HEARTS Academy Trust as your new employer?
The HEARTS way of working is based on our values of happiness, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth and service, all of which are embedded within each of our schools.
We offer an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including Trust-wide twilights throughout the year, a two-week October half term, supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils, a highly effective learning environment, a responsive and involved leadership team, a Trust with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values, access to our trust counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions and flexible working including home working.
HEARTS Academy Trust offers a comprehensive rewards and benefits package to all colleagues, including but not limited to:
- "Every HEARTS Matters" Employee discounts and benefits scheme
- Pension schemes (LGPS/TPS)
- Professional development opportunities
- Access to our trust Counsellor
- Additional weeks leave during October
We believe our employees are our most valuable asset, we strive to create a positive and supportive work environment that rewards hard work and dedication. Join our team and enjoy the many benefits that HEARTS Academy Trust has to offer. Please see the HEARTS Extra Programme Recruitment Information pack for full information.
About HEARTS Academy Trust
HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.
This post advertised is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected' and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.
Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:
All applicants can view a copy of our Records Retention Policy on the Trust website, the policy sets out how we will gather, process and hold personal data of individuals during and after the recruitment process.
The HEARTS Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
HEARTS is a small innovative Academy Trust of six primary schools and an alternative provision for pupils with SEMH challenges. All provisions are based in the south of Essex.
Our values are central to all that we do. We work tirelessly to ensure that happiness and hope, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are embedded into the curriculum. Our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them. These values are at the heart of all we do and fundamental to our working relationships as well as our pupils' learning. We have high expectations of our employees and offer support and continued development opportunities for all. We expect our employees to live the HEARTS values in their work and relationships with other employees and the community.
All of our schools are judged good or outstanding.
For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk.
Information about the School
Hilltop Infant School is an outstanding school that has children at the heart. We are well served by transport links and are close to major road networks.
Hilltop Infant School is part of the HEARTS Academy Trust, a trust of local schools that has the values of happiness, achievement, self-esteem, respect & responsibility, truth, spirituality & service. The trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar consists of 184 contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.
The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, online searches, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview. A copy of the trusts Child Protection Policy is available on our website:- https://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk/policies
We can offer you:
access to the HEARTS Extra Programme (Rewards and Benefits)
an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including trust-wide twilights throughout the year
a two-week October half-term
supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils
a highly effective learning environment
a responsive and involved leadership team
an 80:20 teaching model (4-day teaching week where all teachers receive an additional 10% non-contact (PPA) time each week as part of the trust policy)
a school with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values
access to our school counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions
For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust including recruitment and HR policies, please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk