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MIDDAY ASSISTANT - Required 8th April 2024 

Scale 1 SCP 3 £22,737 FTE

Actual annual gross salary: £3986

Hours of work: up to 1.5 hours per day, 39 weeks only.

We are looking to appoint a Midday Assistant to join our happy and friendly outstanding school.

The role requires the supervision of children at lunchtime. You would help children with escorting them to the dining room, encouraging young children to eat their food and assisting with the development of good table manners.

The successful candidate will:

  • Enjoy organising playground games to ensure children’s lunchtime experience is a happy one
  • Have a positive approach to behaviour management and are determined to ensure lunchtimes remain a safe and positive experience for all children
  • Have qualification or interest in First Aid Training

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant's appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Contact for an application form 

Leadership scale L15- L21 £66628- £77195
Full time, permanent position
To commence 1st September 2024

St. Michael’s C of E Primary is a one-form entry school with 245 pupils on roll. We are a happy, friendly and successful school with a ‘family’ atmosphere and a strong, nurturing Christian ethos. We have a committed team of extremely talented staff, hugely supportive parents and a strong, committed Governing Board. Our wonderful children are all eager to learn and develop.
The school is situated in Flixton village which is an ancient settlement and is now a suburb of Manchester. The village has good communication links to both Liverpool and Manchester with easy railway and motorway access. Scenic countryside, such as The Peak District, The Lake District and North Wales is within easy access. Manchester, with its cultural and sporting venues, is close by, providing a wide range of entertainment for young and old. Flixton is a pleasant leafy area consisting mainly of semi-detached houses and owner-occupiers. It is part of the borough of Trafford, which is renowned for its excellent educational standards.
The school has a very positive relationship with our St. Michael’s church, and the ethos, curriculum and the environment of the school, all reflect our commitment to our Christian foundation. We inspire all children to flourish under the umbrella of our values of perseverance, collaboration, caring and excellence. At the heart of our school is the phrase from John chapter 10 “I have come that everyone may have life, and have it to the full”. Due to the retirement of our current Headteacher, we are looking for an exceptional leader who is innovative and passionate about learning. It is an exciting time to join the school – we were awarded ‘good’ by Ofsted in autumn term 2023 and look forward to our many strengths being maintained and developed.

The successful candidate will:
-demonstrate an extensive proven track record of successful leadership and management
-have extensive experience of primary education
-possess skills and expertise to continue to develop the highest standards of teaching and learning
-build on our OFSTED strengths and successfully address the areas of development
-understand the distinctive Christian character of a church school, expressed through its vision, values and ethos
-continue to maintain and develop links with St. Michael’s church and wider local Christian community
-be a nurturing leader who listens and makes balanced decisions
-demonstrate excellent communication skills
-be approachable, caring and have integrity
-have the ability to work collaboratively and manage change effectively
-possess strong financial management skills or willingness to develop their skills in this area
-possess the ability to inspire staff and pupils and champion success for all
-have the commitment to further develop our strong partnerships with parents, governors, St. Michael’s church and the community
-have the skills to utilize and develop the expertise of our existing dedicated and highly committed team
-be fully involved in and passionate about all aspects of school life
We will offer you:
-a successful, popular Christian school with a welcoming, caring atmosphere and ethos
-a creative and nurturing environment with the wellbeing of all its members at its heart
-established, skilled, dedicated and supportive staff
-a school that is always seeking to improve
-well-behaved and happy children who enjoy learning
-a committed and supportive board of governors which provides an appropriate level of challenge
-parents who provide active and enthusiastic support to the school
-a school that has long occupied a strong place in the local community
-a commensurate salary package reflecting experience and skills

Application packs are available to download on the vacancies page of school website. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office on (0161) 7483669 or by emailing . Application forms should be returned to JANE BRYAN by email to .
The post will be effective from 1st September 2024.

St. Michael’s C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and identity checks will be required for this post.
This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.
Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday, 04/03/2024
Shortlisting: Wednesday, 06/03/2024
Interviews: Tuesday, 19/03/2024 and Wednesday, 20/03/2024