Vacancies At Malbank

Vacancies At Malbank


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A cleaner is required to join our hardworking cleaning team working term-time plus some school holiday duties. 16 hours a week (£9.00 p/h). Monday to Friday.  The successful applicants will clean the interior of school buildings to required standards with the ability to work on own, prioritise workload and have a flexible approach to team work.

Applications to or call 01270 611009. 

Closing date: Noon on 26.09.19

Job Description


Learning Support Assistant

SEN Literacy and Numeracy Support Assistant

We are looking to appoint a learning support assistant to support our SEN students.  Successful candidates will have a good level of skill in English and Maths, and be passionate about helping to improve student outcomes. The post would provide an ideal opportunity to gain excellent experience for people considering a career path into the teaching profession.


Salary: Grade 5 (£11,927 - £13,167 pro rata) AAAE5052.

Hours of work:  27.5 hours per week, 38 weeks (term-time plus Inset Days as required).

Contract:  A temporary contract for 1 year in the first instance.

Job purpose:  To support SEN students in making progress in literacy and numeracy skills.


Key responsibilities:   

Supporting the students

  • To develop knowledge of the range of learning support techniques and understand the specific needs of the children to be supported.
  • To enable students to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by
    :  clarifying and explaining instructions;
    :  ensuring the student can use equipment and materials provided;
    :  motivating and encouraging the student;
    :  assisting in weaker areas, e.g. reading, spelling, basic numeracy, behaviour etc;
    :  helping students to concentrate;
    :  meeting physical needs but encouraging independence;
    :  liaising with classroom teachers, the Curriculum Leader and the Assistant Head: Inclusion about Individual Learning Plans;
    :  developing appropriate techniques and resources to support students.
  • To establish a supportive relationship with the students.
  • To develop methods of promoting / reinforcing students' self-esteem.
  • To lead small group teaching of intervention groups.
  • To cover for known absences of colleagues in the SEN/IRC department.

Supporting the teacher

  • To work in conjunction with the classroom teacher on pupil monitoring and progress.
  • To participate in the evaluation of the impact of the support offered.
  • To provide regular feedback about each student's progress and needs to the classroom teacher and Curriculum Leaders.

Supporting the school

  • Where appropriate, to develop a relationship to foster links between home and school.
  • To liaise, advise and consult with other members of the team supporting the student.
  • To contribute to the reviews of children's progress.
  • To attend relevant in-service training and other courses.
  • To be aware and supportive of school procedures.
  • To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/student/teacher/school work and to keep confidences appropriately.
  • To provide planned classroom supervision within the curriculum area.

This post would suit someone who is:

  • Knowledgeable about and has at least a GCSE qualification relevant to English and Maths.  An A level would be desirable.
  • Calm and confident.
  • Tactful and diplomatic.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Able to communicate effectively and empathise with students aged 11 - 18 years.
  • Self-motivated, energetic and solution focussed.
  • Able to plan ahead with initiative.
  • An excellent communicator.
  • Able to understand how students learn.
  • Able to be flexible with an enthusiasm for learning.
  • Familiar with a secondary school environment.

The SEN/IRC Department

Our SEN/IRC department consists of the SENCo, IRC Manager, a specialist teacher and 14 Learning Support Assistants. Our English department is well-organised and well-resourced; we currently have a wide variety of resources to support literacy, numeracy, motor skills, handwriting speed and typing tuition.

In the most recent OFSTED report (November 2018) the department was specifically commented on and the report stated ‘ Pupils who have an education, health and care plan (EHCP) are well supported ... The management of the support provided for pupils who have an education, health and care plans is effective. When inspectors checked these plans, they found that school leaders monitor them closely. Their actions ensure that these pupils are typically taught and supported effectively and make good academic progress. Similarly, the pastoral and health aspects of these plans are set and reviewed effectively. Other pupils with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) attend school regularly and staff support their pastoral needs effectively'.

We are a friendly, forward-looking, and co-operative department where we share good practice, support each other and where every member of the department's experience and input is valued. Continual professional development of colleagues is very important to us and staff are encouraged to attend relevant training courses throughout the year. There are also many opportunities for staff to take on extra responsibilities both within the department and across the school.

Include with your application form no more than 2 sides of A4, font 12, evidencing how you meet the Person Specification, the skills that equip you to be a successful LSA and how you will contribute to the team.  Submit your application by post or email to  The closing date is Wednesday 18th September 2019 at Noon.

Job Description
Person Specification

Midday Assistant

Permanent, Part Time Grade 2 - £17,364 - £17,711 pro rata per annum - Secondary Schools - Malbank School and Sixth Form College

The Governors would like to appoint a Midday Assistant to work during the school lunchtime period.

Our friendly team of Midday Assistants supervise pupils both in the dining hall and on the playground and are greatly valued as part of the whole School team.   The successful candidate would also carry out tasks to support other areas of the school.

The hours of work would be 12.5 per week Monday to Friday.

To apply please download an application form below and send it to or post to Louise Cracknell, Malbank School and Sixth Form College, Welsh Row, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5HD.

For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Louise Cracknell on (01270)611009

Closing Date: 25.09.2019 12.00pm

Job Description