Catering Assistant

Part-time – Permanent
10 hours a week term time only (in the first instance) – 11.30am-1.30pm
Salary – GRADE G2-SCP 002-004
From September 2020


Job Purpose: To work with staff to ensure that the lunchtime runs efficiently and smoothly. To supervise pupils, making their safety and security the main priority in the dining room and elsewhere around the school where necessary. To assist with the preparation and serving of food to pupils. The post holder will deal with pupils politely and assertively, and undertake cleaning duties in the dining room should they be requested by the Business Manager.

The School’s policy statements provide a framework for all members of staff to ensure the School’s aims and objectives are achieved. Members of staff are expected to familiarise themselves with the policy documents which are available on the School website.
Main Duties / Responsibilities:

 To assist with the preparation and serving of food to pupils.
 Assist and supervise the clearing away and tidying of the eating area.
 Supervise pupils before and after lunch, either inside or outside of the school building, being especially vigilant as to the health, safety and security of the pupils within their care, and in accordance with the School Behaviour Policy.
 Attend to accidents which may occur during lunch time in accordance with school procedures and guidelines on accidents and their treatment, reporting any accidents to the duty leader.
 Other associated duties or variations of the above tasks as specified by the Business Manager or Headteacher.


The ideal candidate will:
· have experience of working with young people with autism and/or mental health
· be a committed team player
· have the ability to engage and inspire pupils to eat healthily
· be committed to Shepwell’s ethos of high expectations
· be willing to play a full part in the life of the school
· always put the pupils first


Closing date for applications is midday on Monday 1st June 2020 – by email to

Interviews will be held on Thursday 4th June 2020 (if social distancing measures are still in place candidates who are shortlisted may be required to do a first-round interview virtually using either Teams or Zoom).

To arrange a visit to the school (under struct social distancing measures) please email the Headteacher Mr Stephen Pritchard-Jones at



Level 2 Learning Support Practitioner

to support pupils with a diagnosis of autism
25 hours per week – term time only
Salary: G4 SCP:006-011
Actual pro-rata salary 25 hours per week term time only (including 5 training days)
£11,092.46 to £12,246.87


Shepwell Short Stay School is a progressive and vibrant learning community that focuses on raising the aspirations and potential of every pupil at the school. We are seeking to appoint a qualified, experienced, confident and flexible Level 2 Learning Support Practitioner to work with pupils aged 11-16 with a diagnosis of autism or have mental health challenges. You will work 25 hours per week – term time only.

Pupils at Shepwell School work on a differentiated National Curriculum but the vast majority achieve up to GCSE. Life skills and social communication are key learning skills for our young people. Shepwell School is looking for a keen and talented Level 2 Teaching Assistant who is committed to child centred learning, able to support the school in an exciting and stimulating way, can communicate effectively with children, staff and parents and are able to work as part of a team. You must have the ability to work within and apply all school policies and have good knowledge of the SEN code of Practice. You must be willing to work as a member of an enthusiastic and forward thinking team to ensure pupils of all abilities achieve their very best. Applicants must hold the Level 2 TA Qualification and possess good numeracy and literacy skills with GCSE’s or equivalent in English and Maths. Good ICT skills are also essential.


All staff at Shepwell School are committed to putting the pupils first, ensuring they achieve in all aspects of their learning.


For further details, job description, and application form visit

Closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Monday 15th June 2020

Interviews will be held on Monday 22nd June 2020


Due to the high volume of applications we receive if you have not heard from us within 6 working days from the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.