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Road Crossing Patrol School and Child Safety - Part-time

Amherst School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2141-96S
  • Posted:11/09/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 2
  • Start Date:November 2019
  • App Close Date:04/10/2019 at 12:30
  • Interviews:w/c 14 October


Amherst is a school which achieves high academic standards across the curriculum.  It is situated in a residential area of Sevenoaks, is over subscribed and enjoys support from parents and governors.  

We are looking to appoint a friendly and reliable School Crossing Patrol Officer for this permanent, part-time position.

Hours of work: 7 hours 30 mins per week  

                      8:15am - 9:00am and 3:15pm - 4:00pm 

                      Monday - Friday, term time only (38 weeks per year)

Pay scale: Kent Scheme KR2 (£17,364 FTE which equates to £2,902 pro rata)

We are looking for an efficient School Crossing Patrol Officer to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing the road between specified times of the day and to ensure that traffic flows are not unnecessarily hindered whilst performing these duties.

Previous experience is desirable however, full training will be given.  

The appointment to the post of School Crossing Patrol Officer is subject to satisfactory references, a health check and an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

For further details, please contact the School Office: Tel: 01732 452577.  Visits are welcome.

Information about the school

Amherst School is a three form entry junior school in Sevenoaks. The majority of our children transfer from Riverhead Infants School. Our Ofsted inspection in January 2019 reported that our leaders and governors provide clear direction, which creates a strong sense of community and purpose which motivates staff and pupils to achieve very well.

The report also stated that:

Staff are fully committed to delivering the school’s values of trust, kindness, determination, politeness, fairness and cooperation; they all said they are proud to work at the school. Parents responded very positively and in large numbers to Ofsted’s online questionnaire. Two parents, speaking for many, said: ‘The children are very well motivated and inspired to learn as well as to participate in the many extra-curricular activities’ and then, ‘The teaching staff go above and beyond for their pupils.’ Leaders are fulfilling the school’s aim to ‘Inspire every pupil’.

Pupils are very well behaved and have positive attitudes to learning. They recognise the high-quality support that they receive from adults in the school. One pupil told me that, ‘adults do everything they can to help us’. Pupils are articulate, polite and well mannered. They listen well and respect other people’s ideas. Their attitudes to learning are extremely positive. Pupils enjoy their learning and talk about their determination to do as well as they can. Pupils say that they enjoy the very wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer, currently over 50 clubs. These are varied and high quality'.

Job Contact Information

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.