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Ancillary Assistant - Merryfields School

Merryfields School
Hoon Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. ST5 9NY
Grade 2, point 3 £22,737 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) £17,343 Actual annual salary
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

Job Details

Ancillary Assistant

Full-time, 32.5hrs per week.  Fixed term to July 2025

Grade 2, point 3

£22,737 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) £17,343 Actual annual salary

We have an exciting opportunity for two Ancillary Assistants to join our diverse and welcoming school team ASAP.

Merryfields School is a 113 place Generic Special School for children aged 4-11 years in Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme; we are part of Manor Hall Academy Trust.

We provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment in which we give children the best possible start to their education.  Staff work hard to maintain a friendly, inclusive and professional atmosphere where nurturing our children’s love of learning is at the heart of everything that we do.

The role:

We are seeking to appoint two Ancillary Assistants to join us in September 2024.  The roles are on a fixed term basis, due to pupil funding, and will end in July 2025.

As Ancillary Assistant you will support the Class Teacher in preparing the classroom for lessons and prepare and maintain general equipment and resources.  You will support our children in matters of personal needs and their general health along with supporting throughout the lunchtime period.  The role will be directed by the class teacher. 

You will be a caring team player who will have enthusiasm, drive and a commitment to our children.   You will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to relate well to both children and adults.

Potential candidates are welcome and encouraged to visit us for an informal discussion and tour of the school.  Please contact the school via email

Further information about the school can be found on our website

The closing date for applications 09:00 on Friday 14th June 2024

Interviews will take place Wednesday 26th June 2024

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  Please note all applications need to be made using CVs will not be accepted.

Merryfields school is a multi-cultural and diverse school and actively encourages applications from all candidates.

Merryfields School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A copy of the Safeguarding Policy is available on the school website.  This position is subject to Safer Recruitment checks including an Enhanced DBS check which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.  

By engaging in this recruitment process, shortlisted candidates consent to an online search in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance 2023



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