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Kitchen Assistant - Erasmus Darwin Academy part of Primitas Learning Partnership

Erasmus Darwin Academy, Staffordshire
Erasmus Darwin Academy. Burntwood, Staffordshire
Grade 2, (£22,737 whole year per annum) Pro Rata Salary: £7,882 - £8,133 dependant on years’ service
Closing date
18 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time


Salary: Grade 2, (£22,737 whole year per annum) Pro Rata Salary: £7,882 - £8,133 dependant on years’ service

Hours of work: 15hrs per week, Mon - Thu 12.30 -15.30   Fri 11.30-14.30

Contract: Part time, Permanent, Term Time + 3 days

Responsible to: Catering Co-ordinator  

Start Date: ASAP

Erasmus Darwin Academy is a non-denominational and non-selective Academy, welcoming students of all backgrounds from our local community. Our mission is very clear. To provide ‘Excellence for All’ and to equip students with the knowledge, skills and character in order to prepare them for life in modern Britain.    We are incredibly ambitious for our students and believe that providing students with endless opportunities will turn them into confident and determined young people. Our students’ achievements at EDA go beyond the Academic, their achievements as a person are just as important. All students, staff and families support this mission and work hard to make it come alive.  

Our curriculum is broad, balanced and aspirational. Every teacher has the right to teach and every student has the right to learn. Our Academy values are lived and not just laminated. All students are here to learn; reading, writing and oracy are at the heart of our daily curriculum. Our students are taught to be confident, articulate and determined throughout their learning experiences and daily interactions with staff and peers.  Our Academy’s Personal Development offer is extensive and extra-curricular activities form a huge part of our CARE curriculum.

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, effective and enthusiastic specialist to join our Associate Professionals in the role of Kitchen Assistant and to join us at this highly successful, heavily over-subscribed school which is firmly established as one of the highest performing secondary schools in the region (and in the top 10% of schools nationally). 

The Catering team are a key part of the Academy. Our Catering team comprises of the Catering Co-ordinator, Assistant Catering Co-ordinator, Assistant Cook, 3 x Kitchen Assistants and an Apprentice.


The development of our staff is core to our well-being strategy and central in ensuring that we are able to deliver our mission. We will offer you:


High standards and high expectations whilst ensuring workload is balanced Professional development opportunities to develop both pedagogy and leadership Friendly and supportive staff body Highly compliant and polite students A visible and supportive Line Manager and Senior Leadership Team A collective team of staff working under our mission to improve the Academy further  


We gained ‘Good’ in our 2023 Ofsted inspection and the following quotes were made by the Inspection Team:


‘Leaders across the school have high expectations for pupils’ academic achievement’

‘Leaders have placed pupils’ personal development at the heart of their curriculum. This means that pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain’

‘Low level disruption is very rare, and pupils understand leader’s expectations’

‘Leaders in the school have a clear and precise understanding of the provision and priorities for development. They promote an honest and transparent relationship with all staff’

‘Staff take a proactive approach to ensure that all pupils are kept safe. They are tenacious in following up concerns’

‘Leaders are clear about what they want pupils with SEND to achieve’

‘Teachers have good subject knowledge, and support pupils well to learn the curriculum’


We invite applications from excellent practitioners who can motivate, engage and inspire our students and work collaboratively with colleagues. 


In return, we offer an incredibly positive working environment, passionately believing that our human resources are our most important and valuable resources. Therefore, our staff wellbeing strategy is at the heart of our ongoing improvement work, meaning that middle and senior leaders are committed to ensuring that all staff are happy, cared for, listened to and professionally equipped to fulfil their role to the highest possible standard. Furthermore, opportunities for career progression regularly arise, with the Academy having an excellent record of training and developing our own teachers and leaders from within.


CLOSING DATE: Sunday 18th February 2024


To apply for the post, please complete the application form and return to the Headteacher’s PA, Miss Jade Skelding, either by post or email by 18th February 2024


CVs will not be accepted. For further information regarding the Academy, please visit our website at:


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