Midday Assistant [Wade Deacon Trust]

Ref: SVP 958
Date posted: 11/03/2020
Closing date: 27/03/2020 12:00 PM
Hours per week: 6.25 hrs
Salary: £17,364 per annum, pro rata
Location: Yew Tree Primary Academy
Employment Type: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Yew Tree Primary Academy
The Avenue, Wood Road, Halewood L26 1UU
Telephone: 0151 477 8950
Principal: Mrs R O’Hanlon
Midday Assistant 
Application Information
To start: ASAP
Term-time only
Part time – 6 ¼ hours per week (12-1.15pm each day)
NJC Scale Point 1 - £2,734 per-annum actual salary (Full Time Equivalent: £17,364)
Yew Tree Primary Academy is seeking to appoint a Midday Assistant to to provide supervision and support for pupils over lunchtime.  It is a one form entry school with 252 pupils on roll, including Nursery and Designated Special Provision. In the most recent Ofsted report (December 2013), the school was judged to be a ‘Good’ school. On the 1st September 2018, Yew Tree Primary Academy joined the Wade Deacon Multi-Academy Trust.  During the academic year 2018/19 the school was judged as one of Knowsley’s ‘Most Improved Performers’ at the end of Key Stage 2 with writing and mathematics outcomes increasing by 40%.
For the second year running, the school has been awarded flagship status for inclusion through the Inclusion Quality Mark.  The most recent report stated that:
‘In terms of inclusion, Yew Tree Primary Academy is an outstanding school in every sense, with superb care, nurture and support as the foundation stones of its inclusive approach and are at the heart of everything that happens on a daily basis at the school’
You will share these values, be able to enthuse and motivate our children with your passion and creativity, presence and personality. You will be ambitious and will embrace being part of moving our Academy to outstanding.
The school is conveniently located 10 minutes’ walk from Halewood train station.  We can offer you fantastic, eager children and supportive parents. Our dynamic and friendly staff are passionate about raising standards and aspirations for all children.  Our school is well resourced and has a supportive and reflective Senior Leadership Team, Governing Body and Multi Academy Trust. We have a whole school commitment to professional development, as we believe that development of staff is a key aspect in raising standards for our pupils. As a member of the Wade Deacon Trust, we can offer you numerous exciting opportunities to further develop your career.
Yew Tree is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory medical clearance.
Closing Date: 12noon - Friday 27th March 2020
Shortlisting: Friday 27th March 2020
Interviews and Task: Wednesday 1st April

Further information is available on the school and trust websites:


How to apply

Application Forms
Any interested candidate should apply by completing the following;

  1. Wade Deacon Trust Application Form (please do not use Knowsley Borough Council application form)
  2. Supplementary Information Form
Please ensure you send us both elements of your application as outlined above.  We will be unable to process applications with missing elements. Blank forms can be downloaded from the Recruitment page on the school website;
If you have any difficulty downloading the application form, please contact Ms C Graham at the school to request a hard copy by post.  Our telephone number is 0151 477 8950.
On the application form you are asked to nominate two referees, one of whom must be your present employer. Close relatives are not accepted as referees, and two referees from the same school or organisation will not be accepted. 
The process of calling for references is an important element of Safer Recruitment and therefore applications with nominated referees that do not meet the above rules will be rejected.  Please take care to make sure your referees will be acceptable.
Please email your application to yewtree@knowsley.gov.uk
 with ‘Midday Assistant’ in the subject line.
If you are unable to email your application, you may post your application to the address below with the envelope clearly marked ‘Midday Assistant.’
Yew Tree Primary Academy
The Avenue,
Wood Road,
L26 1UU
If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the above closing date, then please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. As we receive a large number of applications for each post advertised, unfortunately we cannot provide feedback to individual candidates as to why they were not short-listed for interview.



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