Midday Supervisory Assistant – Diss and Scole Primary Academy Partnership


Posted on: Tuesday 5 September 2023 | St Benet's MAT

Diss Primary Academy Partnership, The Entry, Diss IP22 4NT

Diss and Scole Primary Academy Partnership are looking for a dedicated and caring MSA to join their friendly team.

Trust: St Benet’s MAT

Academy Name: Diss and Scole Primary Academy Partnership

Vacancy Job Title: Midday Supervisory Assistant (MSA)

Pay Scale: Scale B

Annual Value: £20,441 full time equivalent

Pro-Rata Value: £2,499 – £3,458 per annum

Full Time/Part Time: Part time

Hours per week: 

1x post based at Scole – 7.5 hours per week

1x post based at Diss – 5.42-6.25 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term until 31st August 2024

Term Time: 38 weeks per year

Start Date: As soon as possible

The Diss and Scole Primary Academy Partnership consists of Diss Infant Academy and Nursery, Diss CE Junior Academy  and Scole CE Primary Academy. We have fabulous grounds at all three schools with the potential to develop our outside areas further. Our average class size is 25. We have a strong pastoral focus with a dedicated staff team. We are looking for two midday assistants  to join us from October 2023.

We offer:

  • Kind, well behaved children
  • A supportive and friendly staff team
  • Innovative and forward-thinking leadership
  • A school with Christian values, that permeate all aspects of school life
  • Excellent training opportunities

We are looking for:

  • A team player who relishes the opportunity to work with others
  • An individual who is passionate about engaging and helping children
  • An individual who will ensure all actions within school reflect the school ethos and core values of RESPECT, ASPIRATION, RESILIENCE, POSITIVITY AND COURAGE

Please read the job description and person specification for further details.

If you are looking for a new challenge where you can make a real difference and are hardworking, enthusiastic, reliable, adaptable and have a sense of humour, we would welcome your application. If you would like further information, please ask for more details of the opportunities available by contacting the school office on 01379 642675.

We are committed to the safeguarding of all children, through policies, practice and monitoring procedures. Any applicant wishing to work around children will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Your motives for working in a school setting will be explored during interview. We promote justice, fairness and equality in all areas of school life and applications are invited from all backgrounds and groups including from those with disabilities.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Closing date: Friday 29 September 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 3 October 2023

How to apply

Applications should be emailed to Sarah Hammond, School Business Manager – sbm@diss.stbenets.org

We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier if sufficient applications are received.

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Executive Headteacher.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


St Benet’s MAT has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the St Benet’s MAT meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing of St Benet’s MAT.

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