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Midday Supervisory Assistant


Drake Primary School are looking to appoint enthusiastic Midday Supervisory Assistants.

This position is temporary until the end of the summer term and is likely to be made permanent in September. The position is Monday to Friday, one hour a day, between 11.45- 13.15. The rate of pay is £11.59 an hour.

Personal qualities are of paramount important and the person appointed will be expected to display patience, enthusiasm, energy, good humour, flexibility and reliability. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential.

Duties will include the supervision of pupils over the lunchtime period ensuring the safety and well-being of pupils in the dining room (includes table cleaning, moving duties, and chair stacking), playground supervision or classroom supervision during wet playtimes and engaging with children in play.

Please find the job description and application form below.
If you would like to apply, please fill in the application form and return it to the school office. You can also email it back to us -

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Drake Primary School wishes to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our teaching and learning team.  If you are passionate about educating children, well organised & practical, full of energy, values centred, able to evidence high quality interventions then you will fit right in!


We are looking for someone who will

  • be experienced in upper Key Stage 2 with excellent knowledge of KS2 curriculum
  • have a track record of providing effective support for student learning
  • ensure they know the needs of all our children and provide support to meet individual needs
  • invest in and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual in our school community
  • foster and understand that knowledge, wisdom and skills are achieved through hard work and perseverance
  • demonstrate empathy, compassion and forgiveness so that we all have the courage to take risks and learn from our mistakes
  • grow global citizens who value others and cherish themselves
  • have high expectations of learning and behaviour
  • have excellent communication skills with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • fulfil the person specification attached


Our school is a child centred and family friendly school where children feel safe and happy and where everyone shares a love of learning. You will be supported by a dedicated staff team who aim for the highest standards and offered on-going professional development opportunities


We can offer you:

  • A passionate, driven and successful school where you will feel well supported in your role by an experienced Senior Leadership Team and the wider warm & friendly staff team
  • The opportunity to work with the most wonderful students and families
  • A caring ethos with enthusiastic and skilled staff who are highly aspirational and committed to pupil welfare, progress and life-chances
  • Excellent professional development and career enhancement opportunities. For 2023-2025 we have CPD with Shirley Clarke
  • Opportunities to train in ELSA, Precision teaching, Lego therapy, Drawing and Talking therapies
  • Safeguarding training and career pathway meetings to help plan your future
  • Well-resourced facilities for ICT and Music with artists and musicians in residence
  • Working in a brand new purpose built environment which includes;
    • A large all-purpose hall with cinema size screen and surround sound
    • A large outdoor environment that consists of a multi-use games area, large playing field and newly installed play equipment
    • A forest school area for all children


Start date: Monday 4th March 2024.

Starting salary: Dependant on experience, from scale F £26,421 FTE

Hours: 0830-1530 x 5 = 30 hours a week, term time plus one week.

Duration: This position is permanent.

What it's like to work at Drake...

"I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Drake so far. I have found SLT far more supportive than at previous schools and have also found the SENDCo much more involved and aware of challenges. I have found that all staff are happy and willing to help, and it feels like part of a team. The school values definitely shine through in the actions of all staff which is lovely to see."


"Having worked in many different schools and in various roles in my school career, I’ve found working at Drake Primary School one of the most positive experiences. All staff are treated with respect and if you have a difficult situation there is always someone to support you, however big or small the problem. It’s a great team effort to meet all the children’s needs and include the children with additional needs. The assistant heads of both key stages have always been very helpful and knowledgeable. The headteacher always has time to listen and really cares about the staff and children. Best of all-the children are great: enthusiastic, funny, eager and polite! All-in-all, a great school to be part of! Thank you for helping me find my passion again!"