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Breakfast Club Worker - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-352S
  • Posted:10/06/2022
  • Pay:KR3 - £2,401 including SEN allowance
  • Start Date:ASAP or September 22
  • App Close Date:27/06/2022 at 14:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Five Acre Wood School is looking to appoint a committed and flexible person to support our pupils at Breakfast Club.  We are looking for someone who is creative, can work using their own initiative and enjoys working with children with special needs.

The working hours required are Monday to Friday, term time only, from 8.30-9.30am (5 hours per week in total).  The actual annual salary for the role is £2,401 per year.  

Duties will include:

  • Support with the breakfast club daily activities to ensure that children’s needs are being met.
  • Supervise the safe escorting of children to ensure their wellbeing at all times.
  • Provide healthy meals/snacks to promote healthy eating
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Be familiar with pupils healthcare plans to ensure that pupil needs are met
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting all concerns to an appropriate person to ensure pupils’ wellbeing.
  • Supervise and have responsibility for the safety of pupils in break and playtimes, as well as model appropriate play and interact with pupils during the breakfast club session
  • Support the physical needs of pupils (including personal care and medical needs if required) and adhere to school policy at all times.
  • Follow behaviour management programmes to ensure pupils’ wellbeing and health, safety needs are met.
  • Promote positive behaviour effectively and consistently to raise self esteem
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the breakfast club setting
  • Attend to pupils personal care needs and assist with the organisation of breakfast meals (this may include feeding pupils by gastric tube following appropriate training) to ensure pupils’ wellbeing and health and safety.
  • Provide support for the manual handling and/or physical intervention of pupils to ensure pupils’ wellbeing, health and safety is maintained, and assist with the development of hygiene, toilet training and personal care programmes.
  • Attend to pupils personal medical needs to ensure pupils’ wellbeing and health and safety, following specialist training and competency sign off.
  • Demonstrate the expertise and skills in understanding the needs of pupils and know how to adapt and deliver support to meet individual needs
  • Ensure that all information is handled sensitively and confidentially

Please see attached job description for full list of duties.

Five Acre Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over sites in and around Maidstone, Kent.

We currently have over 700 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs, we are one of the largest special needs schools in the country. We have 420 employees. Our Outstanding school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students.

Our achievements include the WAS Wellbeing Award, which recognises how we look after employees and pupils.

We are a very supportive school, we offer opportunities for further professional development and career development.

For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils and employees, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I
(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video)

We have recently released our own single feat. Jack Rose, view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maa_veNaobU (if the link doesn't work search 'Five Acre Wood School Hall of Fame'

Our school is committed to safeguarding pupils and staff. Our staff recruitment policies and practices comply with safe recruitment and selection requirements. We always ensure clearance of enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to employment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).