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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    10 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,441.00 Annually (FTE) Actual salary £3465 per annum).

Midday Supervisory Assistant (MDSA) x 2 job summary

Midday Supervisory Assistant (MDSA) x 2 vacancies

Pickwick Academy Trust would like to recruit two permanent, part-time Midday Supervisory Assistants based at Queen’s Crescent School. 

Hours: 7.5 hours per week, 11.45am – 1.15pm, Monday to Friday, 38 weeks per year (term time only, excluding TD days).

Salary: B2 - £20,441 pro rata, per annum, (actual salary £3465 per annum).

Required to start: As soon as possible

Queen’s Crescent School is a two-form entry primary school, based in Chippenham with over 400 pupils on roll across 14 classes.  In 2014 the school became a single academy trust and subsequently joined Pickwick Academy Trust in 2017 as one of the four founding schools. Queen’s Crescent is a vibrant school and our energetic, caring and positive staff are committed to providing the best primary education for all of our children.  Children learn best when they feel happy and safe, so we aim to provide a nurturing environment that allows children to succeed but also feel safe to make mistakes along the way.  In such an atmosphere, we believe that every child can achieve his or her full potential, irrespective of ability or background.   

Our curriculum is broad and balanced, delivered by means of stimulating learning enquiries that build on prior knowledge and skills, preparing each individual for the next phase of their education and life beyond school.  We are currently investing significantly in our IT infrastructure and technology to support the delivery of the curriculum enabling our teachers to teach in new and dynamic ways which in turn results in fantastic outcomes for our children.

Queen’s Crescent School has an opportunity to appoint two Midday Supervisory Assistants who can build up happy and caring relationships with the children at lunch times and supervise them (full training will be given).

We are keen to hear from individuals who are patient, calm, organised and adaptable.  Being able to work as part of a team is essential, as well as being able to use your own initiative.  A positive outlook and a sense of humour is essential.

Duties will include the supervision of pupils, either in the lunch hall or other areas in the school, whilst they are eating lunch or taking part in lunchtime activities.  Associated duties will include clearing and cleaning of dining hall and equipment including light manual handling.

The jobholder must demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  This will involve undertaking annual Safeguard training and using school reporting systems for any Safeguard concerns.

What we offer:

·        Generous contributory pension provision

·        Family friendly policies

·        Commitment to flexible working;

·        Generous terms and conditions, and transparent policies with staff consulted directly on all key HR policies

·        Access to Employee Wellbeing support and counselling telephone support for all staff

·        Strong central team committed to and providing high level of support for staff at all levels

·        People Strategy in place setting out the Trust’s commitments and initiatives to support staff

·        A real family and togetherness feel, where everyone is included and listened to, and ensures no one feels isolated

·        Free eye tests (for those assessed as regular Display Equipment Users, and glasses if needed specifically for particular roles)

·        Free annual flu jab

·        Partnership with the Motor Source Group, enabling staff to benefit from discounts on new and used cars (average £4k saving on a standard new car)

·        Wiltshire Rewards (LA scheme enabling discounts across a range of retail outlets - available to Wiltshire schools)

·        Emergency Salary Advance Scheme

Interested candidates are required to apply by 12.00noon on Tuesday 10th October 2023.

Interviews will be held on 17th October 2023

All shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of safer recruitment due diligence. Successful candidates will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check and a barred list check if working in regulated activity.

At Pickwick Academy Trust we are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require anyone joining our school to actively contribute to this commitment. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

Pickwick Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all.  Our aim is to ensure that no applicant or employee is discriminated against or is disadvantaged by policies, procedures, conditions or requirements.

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About Queen's Crescent School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
405 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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