6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Pathway 1 (Point 2-3) £5,021 - £5,105 (FTE £22,366 - £22,737)

Midday Assistant job summary

Midday Assistant

Contract: Part Time/Permanent

Site: Queen Katharine Academy

Hours: 10 hours per week, Monday to Friday 12.30pm-2.30pm

38 weeks per annum (term time only)

Salary: Pathway 1 (Point 2-3) £5,021 - £5,105 (FTE £22,366 - £22,737)

Closing date: 9am 23rd June 2024

Start date: September 2024

Please note – Thomas Deacon Education Trust withhold the right to withdraw the advert and/or interview suitable candidates before the specified closing date.

We are looking to appoint a Midday Assistant to join the team at Queen Katharine Academy to supervise students at lunchtimes.

Key Responsibilities

To supervise pupils during the lunch-time period in the Lunch Hall and/or Academy outdoor spaces

To help pupils during their lunch period enabling them to eat their lunch in the time allowed

To challenge inappropriate pupil behaviour in line with the Academy behaviour management policy

To deal with any incidents that take place during the lunchtime period, referring onto specialist staff as appropriate (e.g. first aider)

To report any incidents as appropriate

To facilitate the smooth running of the canteen, including supervising pupil behaviour and encouraging pupils to move on when finished

Promote and safeguard the welfare of all children and young people with whom contact is made in a professional context (within or outside of the Academy)

The Person

The successful candidate must

  • Be a team player
  • Be pro-active
  • Show initiative
  • Adopt a consistent approach to all students
  • Be flexible
  • Have the ability to form strong relationships with students and colleagues across the Academy.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a school within one of the well-regarded Trusts in the eastern region. The school has a great history of success and a bright and exciting future and we are looking for an ambitious and dynamic person to steer it through the next stage of its development.

Collaboration, educational research and professional development are at the core of how the schools within Thomas Deacon Education Trust work together. With a clear focus on teaching at all levels, the Trust is well placed to provide great opportunities to promote Queen Katharine Academy as a leading school and you will be given effective support to develop you personally as an outstanding member of the team.

The Trust offers:

  • Progression opportunities across the Trust
  • Access to the most generous pension schemes in the UK (LGPS & teachers’ pension scheme)
  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Continuous development, e.g. regular CPD sessions, coaching, Trust training days
  • Free eye test vouchers and flu vaccinations
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free access to onsite gyms at Thomas Deacon Academy
  • A supportive Early Careers Teacher programme
  • £250 Recommend a friend scheme
  • Collaborative working across schools in the Trust

Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you have any questions regarding this post or would like to arrange a visit please contact the HR Team on e-mail hrteam@tdet.education.

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 Queen Katharine Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1559 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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