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  • Job start date

    4 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,893.00 - £25,119.00 Annually (FTE) Depending on skills and experience

Wrap Around Care Leader (After School) job summary

Hours of work: 3.00pm - 6.00pm Monday-Thursday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm Fridays. Monday-Friday term time only

A bit about us:

The Mead Primary School is a proud member of EQUA Mead Learning Trust. Our family of like-minded schools collaborate to provide mutual support, share best practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing each school’s distinctive character. We believe all children and young people have the right to a great education and we seek to improve the life chances of all those we serve; it is our mission to give Every Child, Every Chance of success.

Across our Trust, we want our children and young people to be inspired by their learning, and to instil in them a motivation and aspiration to succeed in all they do. Our schools are highly inclusive and we are proud to have high expectations of our children and young people, encouraging and preparing them to do their very best in their learning both within the curriculum and beyond.

High quality teaching is a priority, coupled with strong nurturing support, where adults genuinely care about the wellbeing of the children and young people in their care. It’s our aim to meet the needs of each child individually and we provide the resources and staff to achieve this. Our dedicated team is committed to providing a wonderfully creative learning environment to fascinate every child.  Aspirations for excellence underpin all that we do; our schools are highly inclusive and we are proud to have high expectations of our children and young people.

Children and young people in our schools are happy and safe, motivated to reach their full potential and equipped to become resilient, independent learners. They are prepared to live responsibly and peacefully in the spirit of understanding, and opportunities to develop their creativity, confidence and communication skills are woven into all aspects of school life.

Inclusion is the beating heart of our organisation, and we cherish it in our staff just like we do in our children. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our communities and welcome applications from anyone with the skills and experience to do the role they are applying to, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other protected characteristic. We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College and National Online Safety training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance when they need it most
  • A clear, comprehensive induction process
  • Generous employer contributions to the Local Authority Pension Scheme

All about the role:

We have a vacancy at The Mead Primary School for a Wrap Around Care Leader (After School), to support our Wrap Around Care offer. The Leader will take responsibility for providing an inspirational, fun and caring environment for all children staying at school after the end of the school day.

There is no requirement to have a qualification for this role, but you will need to be reliable, enthusiastic, and playful. Our staff come from a huge variety of backgrounds, and we embrace and actively welcome people from all walks of life. We understand the vast knowledge and skill that comes from a range of sectors.

The duties and responsibilities of the Wrap Around Care Leader are to:

  • Ensure statutory requirements for registration of children are met
  • Ensure children can use equipment and materials provided
  • Motivate and support children
  • Meet children’s physical needs as required, while promoting independence
  • Use initiative and direct the Wrap Around Care Assistants and other TAs as needed
  • Maintain a safe, secure and stimulating play environment
  • Develop opportunities which encourage children’s social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development through play
  • Lead the planning, preparation and delivery of activities which meet children’s individual developmental needs
  • Work face to face with the children registered in Wrap Around Care
  • Ensure the delivery and supervision of meals and refreshments for the children
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in service delivery and implement and evaluate changes, where required
  • Support all children by promoting positive strategies for behaviour, in line with the school’s Behaviour Policy
  • Ensure that Wrap Around Care offers a high quality, inclusive environment which meets the needs of all children, regardless of social, culture, religion or beliefs
  • Help with dressing / toileting / eating as needed
  • Administer Basic First Aid as appropriate

This role will be a great fit for you if you are:

  • Positive, creative and energetic
  • Able to support all children
  • Happy to work in a team, as well as being able to use your own initiative
  • Able to communicate well with children and adults
  • Willing to undertake First Aid training (if you haven’t got a certificate already)

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. We will only submit a DBS application to the relevant disclosure service when a position is accepted.

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow Safer Recruitment procedures and all interviews, regardless of role, will include questions about approaches to safeguarding. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available on our website and follows all guidance in the most recent Keeping Children Safe in Education.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published online (including social media platforms) as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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About The Mead Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
519 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

The Mead is a happy, vibrant place where children are enabled to dream, strive, achieve and celebrate. It is situated across two sites on the outskirts of Trowbridge; a larger site with 14 classes and a Nursery in Hilperton, and a smaller setting with four classes (including a pre-school provision) in Wingfield village. There are extensive grounds on both sites, which include wildlife areas, trim (agility) trail, pond, fruit and vegetable gardens. These are used extensively to enhance approaches to teaching and learning.​

The friendly, energetic and professional staff work together to establish a happy, popular school community. They take pride in offering a rich and vibrant curriculum with specialist teachers in music and PE, as well as early language learning for all years. ​

The career progression for staff is well-recognised, supporting initial teacher training through to roles at a leadership level.

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