Lunchtime Assistant at Henbury Court Primary Academy

Please read the accompanying Summary Role Description and Person SpecificationLetter to Applicants from the CEO and complete the Application Form for Support Staff.

Hours: 8.2 hours per week (typically 11:45 - 13:20; Monday to Friday plus regular team meetings). Term time only.

Salary: BG5 (equivalent to £3,076 per year).

Contract: Permanent.

Application closing date: 29th October 2017.

Application shortlisting and interviews: Week commencing  30th October 2017.

Start date: asap

About Us
Endeavour Academy Trust is an inclusive and collaborative group of schools in North Bristol. There are currently two Endeavour schools: Little Mead Primary Academy and Henbury Court Primary Academy, we will welcome Fonthill Primary School into our Trust very soon, and are planning the construction of a brand new primary school that will open in September 2019.
This is an exciting time to work for Endeavour Academy Trust. We have committed to measured and sustainable growth, which will enable us to create a group of outstanding schools with ambition for every child.
We are dedicated to providing outstanding support services for our schools. To that end, in October 2017 we will be bringing our catering service in-house to improve the quality of the provision. This is an exciting and ambitious project.


The Successful Candidate
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, reliable and motivated lunchtime assistant who can:
  • build positive relationships with our children
  • support the children to enjoy their lunch breaks and return to class ready for the afternoon's teaching and learning
  • help the children to have a safe and healthy lunchtime experience.

In return we work hard to support our lunch time staff and offer opportunities for professional training, career progression and the chance to play a key part in helping our children to get the most out of their lunchtimes.
Our lunchtime staff are responsible for:

  • supervising pupils over the lunchtime period
  • leading and taking part in games and activities with the pupils
  • encouraging children to eat their meals
  • dealing with behavioural incidents in line with the school's Behaviour Policy and discussing concerns with class teachers or members of the Senior Leadership Team
  • playing a key part in the school's health and safety processes
  • helping children to interact positively with one another during lunchtimes.


Our Offer to Staff
We invest heavily in the professional development of our staff with opportunities to develop expertise and experience across the Trust. Our focus on collaboration means that everyone is part of a team. Within Endeavour, we develop our own leaders. If you are ambitious and prepared to work hard we will support your career development and help you to be successful.
We will offer the successful candidate the professional freedom and trust to enable them to work creatively and proactively within a framework of high expectations and strong accountability.
As proof of our commitment to staff retention and development, we offer generous terms and conditions of employment, a positive working environment with supportive and friendly leadership, and encourage our staff to maintain a positive work-life balance.


How to Apply

Please send all questions about this position and completed application forms to:

Bridget Shepherd

Assistant Business Manager


Please quote the job title/reference Lunchtime Assistant in your application.



Interested applicants should read the accompanying information (available below) before applying. Completed application forms should be emailed to unless stated otherwise.


Henbury Court Primary Academy is part of the Endeavour Academy Trust, which is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You can find our Child Protection Policy on the trust's website:

We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.