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Wistaston Church Lane Academy

Vacancy for Midday Assistant

Position Advertised: Midday Assistant

Salary: Grade 2 £13,751 to £14,216, pro rata, per annum

Hours of Work: 6.25 hours a week (12.00 to 13.15 Monday to Friday, term time only)

Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd October

Applications to be obtained from: Mrs Heidi Sambrook –

Applications to be returned to: Mrs Heidi Sambrook –

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Midday Assistant to supervise the children at lunchtime, both in the Dining Hall and outside in the playground or on the field. Occasionally supervision indoors will be needed due to bad weather. You will need to be organised and work well in a team. The ability to communicate appropriately with children and with adults is needed. It is important that you understand and comply with all school policies, in particular, safeguarding and behaviour policies.

The role may require some physical work, including setting up and tidying away chairs and tables. Duties in the Dining Hall include cleaning tables, clearing plates, wiping trays, pouring drinks and more.

Our pupils would love our new Midday Assistant to be happy, smiley, fun, but firm, and a good listener.

The candidates must be willing to undertake any training necessary for the post, including Safeguarding training which is essential.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safety of pupils during the school lunchtime, taking into account pupils’ ages, disabilities and behaviour.
  • Promote positive attitudes through modelling appropriate behaviour.
  • Supervise and lead age-appropriate activities for pupils outdoors, and indoors during inclement weather.
  • Apply the school behaviour policy, referring serious issues to the Midday Supervisor, where applicable.
  • Listen and respond appropriately to the needs of the children.
  • Assist with the setup and putting away of tables and chairs.
  • Assist with the maintaining of high standards of cleanliness in the dining hall.
  • Communicate effectively with children and adults.
  • Refer to senior members of staff in cases of emergency; or, if unable to contact staff, call for emergency services


Our school community places the highest priority on keeping our children safe. The offer of employment for the post will be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes as part of the school’s safe recruitment and eligibility for employment policies.


Interviews will take place on a date in October/November(to be confirmed) and the successful candidate will take up the position as soon as possible afterwards.

Working at Wistaston Church Lane is a privilege. We require our staff to be ACE. This means that they must be:



We are expected to aim for excellence in our professional roles.

We must have high expectations for our learners – no excuses.



The needs and the interests of our children drive all that we seek to achieve.

We will keep up-to-date with best practice in order to deliver the best learning opportunities for our children.

We will ensure that children are happy, safe and cared for at school.



We have a duty and responsibility to be encouraging and supportive of each other.

We will model positive behaviours, including thoughtfulness and decency, and will expect children to replicate.

We are prepared to go the extra mile to provide the best possible education for our pupils.