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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    2 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£4,000.00 Annually (Actual) 7.5 hours per week

Lunchtime Supervisor job summary

Job purpose:

To support the safety and welfare of pupils during the midday break, involving supervision in the playground and the dining hall, alongside actively promoting play opportunities for pupils around the site.

Duties and Responsibilities

General Duties

  • To promote and be aware of the values and aims of the School

  • To be familiar and comply with the risk assessments and Health and Safety Policies, alongside the Safeguarding Policy and School Behaviour Policies

  • To have due regard for the safeguarding and the promotion of welfare of children and young people, following the Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures adopted by the School.

  • To report and record issues arising where a safeguarding concern, a behaviour pattern or a wellbeing need is identified or suspected via the school procedure

  • To plan and supervise a range of appropriate, age planned activities for children, liaising with other colleagues to coordinate and resource the provision

  • To ensure any resources used during the lunchtime period are returned to the designated areas

  • To engage with and promote the pupil reward systems in place within the school

Catering Supervision

  • Where appropriate, assist/supervise with general hygiene requirements prior to entering the dining hall to eat.

  • Ensuring a calm atmosphere and good behaviour from pupils within the dining hall

  • Directing pupils to seats which are appropriate for friendships groups and general behaviour expectations

  • Encouraging pupils to eat, including those with packed lunches and pupils who require additional support such as special educational needs and specific eating needs

  • Ensuring pupils with allergies, dietary or medical needs are known, identified (e.g. wearing designated allergy demarcation such as lanyard / coded on register to identify need) and supported to comply with information known and school policies

  • Encourage and model good manners and table habits through the use of cutlery and appropriate eating behaviours

  • To maintain a clean, healthy and enjoyable environment within the dining areas, including the regular wiping/mopping/brushing of furniture and the floor to ensure it is safe and hygienic.

Playground Supervision

  • To collect and escort pupils to the playground from the designated collection point as appropriate and ensure handover to receiving adult at the end of the lunchtime period

  • To check all pupils are adequately dressed and prepared for the weather arising, e.g. wet weather, hot weather or cold weather

  • Ensuring the playground remains secure with pupils understanding where they should and shouldn’t be and providing appropriate challenge where pupils are choosing not to follow instructions and monitoring areas such as toilets where incidents could arise

  • To ensure activities promote enjoyment, are purposeful and safe

  • To promote effective play opportunities through a variety of play types, different pupil groupings, resources and use of space

  • To remain vigilant when supervising and dynamically risk assessing situations as they arise and taking appropriate action


    This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.

    The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including:

    enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable);

    qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.


    All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

    Short-listed candidates

    An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.

    Rehabilitation of Offenders

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Yenton Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
597 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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