Job Ref No. ECC2073-57 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 2 Point 4
Position Start Date: 11/12/2023 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: 7th December 2023  

Job Description

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, positive, confident and caring people who will enjoy the rewards and challenges of working with children. Our Midday Assistants act as a valuable part of our team to create a positive, happy and secure environment in our playground, field and dining hall.

The successful applicant will assist with the supervision of the lunch period, ensuring the safety, welfare and good conduct of our children; they will be organised, punctual and reliable and will play a proactive role in leading and supporting the children's play activities at lunchtime.

Duties will include:

  • supervising children in the lunch hall, classrooms and the playground/field
  • securing the safety, welfare and good conduct of the pupils during the lunchtime break
  • interacting with children to encourage good social skills
  • leading games with the children and encouraging group games
  • helping children to develop friendships and to resolve issues with each other
  • encouraging healthy eating
  • maintaining good order and discipline of pupils
  • administering first aid if required
  • help with clearing the dining hall away
  • implementing the Safeguarding and Behaviour Management Policy consistently.

The successful candidate will:

  • be caring and supportive
  • be enthusiastic about the children's individual talents and needs
  • Have patience and understanding
  • be a flexible team player
  • be organised and able to work on their own initiative
  • have a calm and positive manner
  • have the ability to work as part of a team
  • adhere to record keeping requirements
  • respect the need for confidentiality
  • be computer literate, mainly being able to send/receive emails
  • have a sense of fun

(A First Aid qualification would be an advantage.)

  • We can offer you:
  • A friendly, welcoming school
  • Committed staff working within a team ethos
  • Happy, motivated and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn and play!
  • A family atmosphere with strong community links

Hours: 11.55am - 1.10pm (equates to 6 hours and 15 minutes per week), 5 days a week, 38 weeks per year (term time only).

Visits to our school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Karen Wright, our headteacher, about this vacancy. Please contact the school on 01206 822893 or email Louise Daniel, school secretary, at to arrange these. All applications must be made online (via the Essex Jobs website) using the standard Essex application form. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

Broomgrove Junior School is committed to inclusion, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and we expect all of our staff to share in this. 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. Our aim is to foster a culture of inclusivity that celebrates differences, promotes understanding and ensures no-one is discriminated against in any way.

Information about the school

Our school is located in the beautiful village of Wivenhoe, on the outskirts of Colchester. Our pupils are aged 7-11, ranging from Year 3 to Year 6, and mainly live in the area surrounding the school. At Broomgrove Junior School, we want our children to be happy, confident, articulate and ambitious and to share a passion for learning. We value every child and ensure that we foster the individuality of their interests and experiences. We have recently set up our own in-school enhanced provision for children with moderate and severe learning difficulties and we are proud of our inclusive ethos. We are very proud of the achievements of our pupils and this pride is echoed by the children themselves. We have a team of committed, supportive and friendly staff who strive to ensure that our children reach their full potential within a warm and caring school community.

Our school motto is "Being the best we can be, together!" This underpins all we do. We promote our character virtues and positive attitudes of behaviour towards others through CARE (C = confidence, courage, collaboration; A = ambition; R - resilience; responsibility; E = empathy.)

Information about the School

Broomgrove Junior School is a two-form entry school with eight classes catering for children aged 7-11 yrs. The school was opened in 1971 and shares its site with Broomgrove Infant School.

The school is proud to call itself ‘inclusive’ and aims to make provision for the needs of every individual child.

The school participates in many local community events such as the Colchester Fire Swim, Wivenhoe Open Gardens, and the choir sing regularly at the parish church on special occasions. The school is also hired out in the evenings to several local groups including the Colne Bank School of Dance.

Along with other local Primary and Junior schools, Broomgrove Junior School has strong links with the Colne Community School and College in Brightlingsea, the local secondary school. This includes participation in music and sporting events, and specific festivals organised by the Colne for their linked schools. Within this cluster of schools, training is shared by both staff and governors. The Mid Tendring Education Partnership provides many traded services which support the school in a variety of ways.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Business Manager
Broomgrove Junior School
Broome Grove
Wivenhoe, Colchester
Essex, CO7 9QB
Telephone: 01206 822893

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