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Extended School Support Teaching Assistant

All Saints' Kids Club
All Saints' First School, Leek
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

Responsible for:    supporting the senior staff  to ensure that the Club provides high quality childcare within a positive, safe and happy environment and in line with the Club’s Policies & Procedures.  They support the Playleader in preparing and delivering a programme of activities, and ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all the children in their care.

School Purpose and Values

All Saints’ C of E First School is a loving family where everyone is inspired to be the best they can be in order to flourish as children of God. We aim to nurture all those who learn and work in our school, and instill Christian values that will be carried with them through life’s journey and inspire them to make a positive contribution to the community.

“God has given each of you a gift. Use it to help each other.” Peter 4:10

“Whatever work you do, do your best.” Ecclesiastes 9:10

Purpose and values of department

Respect     Kindness     Confidence      Independence

Responsibility     Creativity     Love of Learning     Perseverance

We will:

  • Put the children at the heart of everything we do.
  • Safeguard and promote the well-being of both children and adults so that all know that they will be cared
  • Celebrate diversity, recognise individual needs and provide fair opportunities for all.
  • Ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to flourish and develop confidence and independence, to enable them to be the best they can be and achieve their god given potential.
  • Encourage everyone to take responsibility for their own actions and develop the ability to persevere.
  • Provide a Christian, caring community for all, where there are respectful relationships based on friendship, compassion, kindness, honesty and forgiveness, so that everyone lives well together.
  • Ensure RE and Worship is central to the life of the school, to encourage the spiritual development of all children and adults.
  • Deliver a well-taught, creative, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum, which inspires the children to see God’s world as a place of wonder, and develops a love of learning.
  • Work collaboratively with parents, learners, members of the community, the church, educational partners and other professionals to ensure all children receive the very best start to their learning journey.

Statement of Purpose

To work under the direct instruction of senior staff, in an extended school support setting.  Provide general support to the extended school support staff in the care of children, and management of the extended school support setting.  Assist senior staff in the following:

Support to Children

  • Assist children in matters of personal needs and their general health including first aid and welfare matters.
  • Supervise and support children ensuring their safety, by complying with good H&S practice.
  • Encourage children to interact with others and engage in activities planned by senior staff.
  • Apply behaviour management strategies and techniques to manage behaviour constructively and contribute to a purposeful environment.
  • Treat all children as individuals and to have a secure knowledge and understanding of their needs while they are within our care.

Support to Staff

  • Prepare room as directed for extended school support, clear and clean afterwards and assist with and maintain displays of children’s’ work, notice boards, shelving systems etc.
  • Undertake routine administrative tasks, e.g. children record keeping, registers, passing messages between home and school.
  • Support senior staff in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.
  • Appropriate liaison with parents on general matters – under guidance of senior staff where needed.
  • Support senior staff in preparing simple meals and/or snacks for the children in the club.

Support to Curriculum

  • Support children to understand instructions in relation to activities.
  • Prepare, maintain and tidy general equipment/resources as directed by senior staff.
  • Attend training sessions as required for CPD purposes and to ensure appropriate skill level is obtained to undertake role, e.g. behaviour management strategies.

Professional Accountabilities  (this list is not exhaustive)

The post holder is required to be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.  In addition they are to contribute to the achievement of the school’s objectives through:


  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with.

People Management

  • To comply and engage with people management polices and processes
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school. 
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals.
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Recognise own strengths, areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others.


  • Ensure that all work is completed with a commitment to equality and anti-discriminatory practice, as a minimum to standards required by legislation.

Climate Change

  • Delivering energy conservation practices.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure a work environment that protects people’s health and safety and that promotes welfare and which is in accordance with the County Council’s Health and Safety policy.

Note 1:

The content of this job description will be reviewed with the post holder on an annual basis in line with the School’s performance and development review policy.  Any significant change in level of accountability that could result in a change to the grade must be discussed with the post holder and the relevant trade union before submitting for re-evaluation.

  Person Specification

Extended School Support Teaching Assistant

Level 1

  Minimum Criteria for Two Ticks *   Criteria

Measured by


  • Working with or caring for children of relevant age.


  • Good understanding of numeracy/literacy skills.
  • Participate in development and training opportunities.
  • NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and Education or equivalent or equivalent experience
  • A current Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work Certificate (or willingness to work towards this). Level One Safeguarding Certificate. (or willingness to work towards this).


  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • Have good organisational skills.
  • Basic knowledge of first aid; e.g. emergency first aid course or willingness to train
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Use basic technology – computer, video, and photocopier.
  • Have a flexible approach to work and be prepared to undertake routine admin tasks outside of the classroom if required.

Behavioural Attributes

  • Customer focused.
  • Has a friendly yet professional and respectful approach which demonstrates support and shows mutual respect.
  • Open, honest and an active listener.
  • Takes responsibility and accountability.
  • Committed to the needs of the children, parents and other stakeholders and challenge barriers and blocks to providing an effective service.
  • Demonstrates a “can do” attitude including suggesting solutions, participating, trusting and encouraging others and achieving expectations.
  • Is committed to the provision and improvement of quality service provision.
  • Is adaptable to change/embraces and welcomes change.
  • Acts with pace and urgency being energetic, enthusiastic and decisive.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Has the ability to learn from experiences and challenges.
  • Is committed to the continuous development of self and others by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge, encouraging new ideas, seeking new opportunities and challenges, open to ideas and developing new skills.


Note 1:

In addition to the ability to perform the duties of the post, issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children will need to be demonstrated these will include:

  • Motivation to work with children and young people.
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
  • Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours and
  • Attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.











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