​ Vacancies


5 hours per week (Monday – Friday) 38 weeks per year, based at Merriott First School

Salary: GRADE 16 Point 2 £9.18 per hour

The Federation is looking for a friendly, energetic and enthusiastic individual to join their lunchtime supervisory team to start as soon as possible. You will work from 12.15pm to 1.15pm, 5 days a week at Merriott First School, term time only. 

Applicants should be:

•          Well organised

•          Able to demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic approach

•          Enjoy working with children and young people

•          Able to organise activities to ensure children are active during lunch play

The ability to offer extended time when other Midday Supervisors are unavailable and hold a Food Hygiene certificate would be advantageous too. 

Enquiries and visits are welcomed. Please contact Miss Higginbotham, Executive Headteacher on 01460 72547 or email office@merriott.somerset.sch.uk

Merriott First School places high importance on Safeguarding and Child Protection and the post requires a criminal background check via the disclosure procedure. All references will be ve​

​Become a School Governor

Governors play a key role in leading, supporting and improving school and becoming one can be a rewarding experience.

We're always looking for people interested in becoming a governor, so please find out more and get in touch if you'd like to apply.

What school governors do?

Governors sit on the Federation governing board and work with the Executive Headteacher. They're responsible for the strategic goals, while the Executive Headteacher implements them and manages the school from day to day. The governors:

  •   set the overall vision and direction of the school
  •   oversee the budget
  •   help recruit staff
  •   monitor the performance of the school, for example in key stage tests
  •   advise on school policies and procedures

You can find out more about governors' responsibilities in the DFE Governance Handbook.

What you need to commit to:

If you become a governor you need to:

  •  take part in regular governors' meetings, usually 9 times a year with extra committee meetings
  •  spend some time on training and getting to know the both schools in our Federation
  •  occasionally sit on appointments panels or panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues or complaints against the school

What you can get out of it

By committing a small amount of time each month, you'll have the satisfaction of becoming part of a team involved in running our Federation. The free training available can give you skills you can use elsewhere.

You'll get full training and you'll always act as part of a team. You don't need particular experience or qualifications, and anyone over 18 can apply.

How to apply:

Please contact our Chair of Governors; Mrs Jill Tutcher email: ClerktoMerriottandHaselburyP@educ.somerset.gov.uk ​