Midday Learning Support

Stanton Vale School, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire


Job details

Working pattern Will consider part-time, staggered hours
Salary £18,426 to £18,794 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

Hours: 15 hrs per week
Actual working hours are either; 9.30 am to 12.30 pm OR
11.30 am to 2.30 pm per day
Rate of pay: Grade 5 (Actual Salary £6,397 - £6,524) Per Annum
Responsible to: Senior Intervention Assistant

• To work under the guidance of teaching/senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom, including assisting with the general care, mobility and personal hygiene needs of pupils. This could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas and will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning and recording cycle, and the management/preparation of resources. The MLS may be required to manage behaviour and assist pupils to undertake set activities. The primary focus will be to ensure continued high quality learning and pupil achievement.

• The post-holder will demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular will:
o To support pupils in class groups implementing work set by the teacher.
o Help support the teacher with the management of pupil behaviour.
o Responsible for the supervision of pupils throughout the midday lunch and break period
o Support pupils whilst they are having a meal and implementing feeding programmes under the guidance of teaching staff as necessary, assisting pupils to eat their meals as necessary and promoting good behaviour at all times.
o Supervising pupil’s toileting and personal hygiene programmes as appropriate.
o Organising appropriate recreational activities during the mid-day break, encouraging positive play and interaction.
o To apply the school’s emergency procedures as necessary in respect of illness, injury and fire.
o To report incidents of concerns to the Head in accordance with the Safeguarding procedure of the school.
o To follow the school’s discipline policy using positive language to encourage acceptable behaviour. To undertake appropriate training as necessary to meet the pupil’s needs.
o To carry out other instructions given by the Headteacher or members of the Senior and Middle Leadership team which reasonably fall within the purpose of the post.
o Engage and motivate pupils
o Improve the quality of pupils’ learning
o Inspire trust and confidence in pupils and colleagues
o Build team commitment with colleagues and in the classroom
o Demonstrate analytical thinking
o Demonstrate empathy with and an appreciation of the care needs of pupils

Essential educational requirements

• Grade C or above GCSE English (or equivalent).
• Grade C or above GCSE Maths (or equivalent).

Essential qualifications

• Grade C or above GCSE English (or equivalent).
• Grade C or above GCSE Maths (or equivalent).

Essential skills and experience

• Successful experience of working with young people with behavioural needs.
• Experience of supporting young people with Physical needs, behaviour and /or learning difficulties
• Experience of working in classrooms setting
• Experience of de-escalation strategies to support behaviour for learning.
• Knowledge of personal care procedures and physical disabilities
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Good organisational skills
• Knowledge and use of Microsoft software and e mail
• Ability to maintain accurate records
• A commitment to teamwork
• Able to form positive relationships

Employee benefits


School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 84 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Stanton Vale School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@stantonvale.derbyshire.sch.uk

School location

Thoresby Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG10 3NP