8 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or sooner if possible

  • Closing date

    30 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£8,529.00 Annually (Actual)

Midday Welfare Assistant job summary

We are looking for Midday Welfare Assistants to join our friendly team’s at Polden Bower School based in Bower Lane & Albert Street. Working term time only plus insets (39 weeks) Monday to Friday 11.00 am – 2.00 pm each day – 15 hours per week.

This is a Grade 16 post. Approximate annual gross salary £8,529 , £710 monthly.

Polden Bower School has two sites located in Bridgwater Bower Lane and Albert Street. It’s a fantastic place to work with state-of-the-art facilities for all the children and young people, this includes a warm water pool for physiotherapy; a sports hall; a sensory room; and fully accessible classrooms with the latest teaching technology. Polden Bower School is part of a growing partnership which also includes The Bridge School, Sedgemoor and Avalon School.

Our students have a wide range of learning needs. We offer a personalised curriculum alongside a wide range of enrichment opportunities and interventions.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and assist students with their midday meal
  • Attending to pupils’ personal care needs
  • Supporting children’s play during lunchtime encouraging constructive and imaginative play.
  • Helping to clear the hall and classroom keeping them clean and tidy
  • Support in the classroom where needed around the lunchtime period
  • Willingness to undertake training to support their role and an understanding of the requirements to attend safeguarding sessions

Applicants should be:

  • Able to work alongside others to ensure independent life skills are practiced and developed throughout the day
  • Able to demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic approach
  • Enjoy working with children and young people
  • Some personal care will be involved
  • Well organised and very reliable

In return, the school will offer full induction, ongoing professional development and a supportive staff team.


Polden Bower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, an online check, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for the role

Age range of students: 4-19

Commitment to safeguarding

Polden Bower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines

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About Polden Bower School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
194 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Special School

School location

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