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    23 May 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

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Full-time equivalent salary

£22366.00 per annum FTE (£7556.00 pro rata)

Cleaning Assistant job summary

About Us 

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi-Academy Trust comprising of nine schools: seven primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. Our schools are run for the benefit of children and young people, and we have unwavering focus on achievement which is paramount so that all of our children and young people enjoy greater life chances.  Renowned for our commitment to excellence, the Trust has achieved remarkable success, with five of our primary schools ranking within the top 1% nationally for progress. Additionally, our secondary schools feature among the top three secondary schools in the Wakefield district.  In a testament to our dedication to educational excellence, De Lacy Primary School was recognised as an 'Outstanding' school across all categories by Ofsted in March 2024, underscoring our unwavering pursuit of high standards. 

At De Lacy Primary School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, we pride ourselves on inclusivity and fostering independence among our 350 pupils aged 3 – 11. With high standards of respect and achievement, our team is dedicated to providing the best education and opportunities. Notably, in 2023, 79% of our pupils achieved expected standards in key subjects, ranking us in the top 1% of primary schools nationally for progress. Furthermore, in March 2024, Ofsted rated us 'Outstanding' across all categories, affirming our commitment to excellence. 

About the role 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Cleaning Assistant to join the team at De Lacy School. The candidate will be responsible for providing a clean and hygienic school environment which meets specified cleaning standards. They will undertake basic record keeping as directed, report faulty equipment and other maintenance requirements, and refill and replace consumables. 


The role is a 12.5 hours per week, all year round, permanent contract.   The working pattern is 2.5 hours per day, 15:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday. 


We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who: 

  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils. 
  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative. 
  • has experience of working in a similar specialist area. 


What can we offer you?  

We’re passionate about employee benefits at Pontefract Academies Trust, offering the following as standard to all:  

  • Exciting career and leadership pathways supported by outstanding CPD opportunities 
  • Generous employer pension (Teachers Pension and West Yorkshire Pension Fund - LGPS). 
  • Generous annual leave entitlements paid as part of your annual salary (starting from 26 days annual leave, up to a maximum of 33 days dependent on length of service and grade of role – plus 8 statutory bank holidays).  
  • Fantastic family friendly policies with a focus on employee work/life balance.  
  • Cycle to work scheme.  
  • Discounted gym membership  
  • Free eyecare via Specsavers 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Employee wellbeing programme (including physiotherapy, personal or professional concerns on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and other matters). 
  • Discounts at numerous retailers including O2 
  • Free flu vaccinations. 


Next steps:   

Please click here to view our 2022 – 2025 Trust Strategic Plan, or click here to access the De Lacy Primary School website.  

To arrange a visit to the school, or for further information on the role, please contact admin@delacy.patrust.org.uk or call 01977 722620.  

Please click here  to access our website and submit your application on our Face-Ed system no later than 10:00am on Thursday 23rd May 2024.  

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare.  

Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks (including online checks). Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About De Lacy Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
321 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

De Lacy Primary School is a proud member of Pontefract Academies Trust. With around 350 pupils aged 3 – 11, we have a strong ethos of inclusion, taking pride in encouraging all of our children to be confident and independent learners, caring for themselves as well as others around them. We set ourselves very high standards of respect, resilience and achievement. As a team, we are constantly striving to provide our children with the best possible education and opportunities in every way.

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