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Midday Supervisor - Part-time - Special Needs Position

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-406S
  • Posted:26/05/2023
  • Pay:KR3 (approx £5,420 pro rata) per annum
  • Start Date:September 2023 or sooner
  • App Close Date:16/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:29th June 2023


We are seeking to appoint two Midday Supervisors to join our dedicated team from September 2023, or sooner.

Ifield School is a Foundation co-educational Special School for pupils aged 4 to 19 years with Profound, Severe and Complex learning needs including communication and interaction difficulties. The majority of pupils have learning difficulties associated with Autism, Speech, Language and Communication and, in addition, some pupils have complex medical conditions.

The Midday Supervisor post is for 10 hours per week, term time only, Kent Range 3 (FTE £21,293 per annum pro rata). Actual salary + SEN Allowance approx.£5,420 per annum. Working days and hours are Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 1.30pm.

The post holder is required to work for 39 weeks per year. In addition, the post holder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day.

The role of Midday Supervisor involves supervising and interacting with pupils, working inside and outside of the school during the playtime and lunchtime period. The duties will include mealtime and playtime supervision and some of our pupils and older students also require support and assistance with personal care.

This is an exciting school-based opportunity for those who are interested in supporting the wider development of children. Experience of Special Educational Needs would be preferred although is not essential when applying for this post.

The ideal candidate must share our commitment to ensuring the high standard of care, wellbeing, safeguarding and safety of our pupils and should:

  • Be calm assertive and resilient.
  • Be fun, friendly and reliable and passionate about working with children.
  • Be able to use own initiative.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with pupils, colleagues and the leadership team.
  • Be eager to develop their skills to contribute towards the whole school development.

What we can offer the candidate:

  • Joining a supportive workforce throughout the School, who will share their expertise, support and knowledge
  • Supported by a consistently high-quality leadership team
  • Entitlement to Kent Rewards and KCC employee benefit scheme
  • Enrolment in local government Pension Scheme
  • Focus on Mental Health & Wellbeing with access to key services including a free counselling support line
  • Comprehensive CPD programme

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self Disclosure Form and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, and will also be subject to an online search.

For further information about the school, please visit the school website Ifield School - Home or contact Leigh Picton on 01474-365485.



Information about the school

Ifield School is a welcoming and inclusive educational environment catering for pupils aged four to nineteen with profound, severe, and complex learning needs, alongside communication and interaction differences. At Ifield, we pride ourselves on our vibrant community and innovative approach to education, where every pupil has an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) tailored to their individual needs, reviewed annually to ensure progress and support.

Our dedicated staff members are the heart of our school, fostering an ethos of care, respect, and achievement. Through our collaborative efforts, we create a nurturing environment where every pupil can thrive and succeed. Inclusion is at the core of our mission and we achieve this through our outreach programmes, specialised resources, and the Ifield SMILE Training Centre.

Ifield School has been recognised as an outstanding provision by Ofsted for the fourth consecutive time, which is a testament to our commitment to excellence in education. Furthermore, Ifield School is a proud founding member of KsENT, a cooperative trust for Kent Special Schools, illustrating our dedication to collaboration and collective growth in special education. In September 2015, we federated with King's Farm Primary School, forming the Cedar Federation under a unified governing body, further enhancing our capacity to provide exceptional education and care.

At Ifield School, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils are paramount. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, and as such, stringent safeguarding measures are in place. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Safe in Education legislation.

Join us at Ifield School, where every pupil’s successes are recognised, nurtured, and celebrated along their unique educational journey.

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.