Catering Assistant, Gloucestershire

Closing date:

Alderman Knight SchoolGloucestershire

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: C LW 1 – 3
Contract term: Fixed Term

Alderman Knight School

Appointment for June 2019

Date Posted: Friday May 10th 2019 

School:          Alderman Knight Special School

Address:        Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8JJ


Tel/ FAX         01684 295639


Post Title – Catering assistant 

Grade – C LW 1 – 3  

Hours – 12.5 hours per week term time 

Contract – Fixed term 31st August 2020 in the first instance

Closing date – Monday 20th May 

Interview date – Friday 24th May 

Start date – ASAP

Our School

Alderman Knight Special School is an ‘Outstanding’ school (January 2019) catering for children between 5 and 19 who have a range of complex needs that impact on their learning. This includes Autism, social communication, emotional and speech and language needs. A small minority have more severe learning difficulties. 

Pupils’ have a wide attainment range. In the primary phase the majority of the pupils are working within P levels and KS 1 expectations. However, across the secondary phase, attainment can range from Y1 to KS3 expectations and pupils achieve a wide range of accreditations including Entry Level, Level 1 and 2 qualifications and GCSEs. Some students in KS5 have the opportunity to study Level 3 qualifications within the neighbouring secondary school.

Unlike the majority of special schools, we offer a mainstream model in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 with state-of-the-art specialist classrooms. Our Post-16 provision is a recent addition to the school, starting in September 2016. 

What We Can Offer

The school is located just off Junction 9 of the M5. Both school building is a new, attractive and spacious building being built in 2013. 

In addition, the school can offer:

- Local authority pension

- Access to a small on-site gym

- A positive and enormously rewarding work place

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for a happy, cheerful individual that would like to work alongside our lunchtime catering team and provide efficient and effective support with setting and laying up tables in the lunch halls and clearing up after dinner time. The school provides cooked meals for approximately 60 children each day while the remainder have packed lunches. The successful candidate will need to be able to undertake their role confidently and be willing to engage and interact with our young people. Alderman Knight is vibrant school and an exciting place to work and we would hope that the successful candidate would fully embrace this, working flexibly and positively.

The post is 2.5 hours per day starting at 11.30 and finishing at 2pm

Next Steps

Please note that if you decide to apply for the post with us we would like you to complete the standard TES application form and Supporting Statement. You will need to set up an account with TES do this, and then follow the online instructions. 

Please note Alderman Knight is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to a DBS check and receipt of two references prior to interview.

For further details please contact the school office (01684 295639) or email Lindsay Kane, office manager on

More about Alderman Knight School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8JJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1684 295639