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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    3 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£10.60 Hourly

Mid Day Supervisory Assistant (MDSA) job summary

Harnham Infant School is looking to recruit friendly and caring MDSAs who enjoy working with children. 

“Enjoy, explore and learn” is our motto, which encompasses our day to day values.  Harnham Infant School is a vibrant, friendly learning community, where everyone is valued; with well-motivated children who are enthusiastic to learn and dedicated adults who enable them to do their best.

The successful candidate will need to be a good time keeper and be confident when dealing with children.   They will also need to be a good communicator, a team player and willing to undertake first aid.

The main roles include:

- Supervision of pupils, either in the lunch hall or other areas in the school, whilst they are eating lunch or taking part in lunchtime activities.

- Carry out associated duties, e.g. clear spillages, clean tables and chairs, stack tables and chairs that are used during the lunch break, sweep floor and wash up cups and spoons as directed by the Lead MDSA. 

- Carry out minor first aid on pupils and enter incidents that have been identified by the school in the accident book or on an accident slip. 

- Report to Lead MDSA any accidents of the type identified by the school - e.g. head injuries, or pupils who become unwell, so that parents can be contacted.

- Report to senior MDSA any strangers, visitors or potential hazards on the school site 

- Attend in-service training when required. 

- Take part in job review meetings and MDSA meetings when requested

-Support the aims, ethos and values of the school by example and ensure that they are followed by pupils in line with school policy.

Due to the nature of the position for which you are applying, and to ensure your suitability for this type of work, you will be required to apply for a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service if you are successful in your application.  This application will be made before your appointment is confirmed. Disclosure will contain details of formal cautions, reprimands and final warnings, as well as convictions. The school will arrange for the disclosure on your behalf and will pay the necessary fee.  Having a criminal conviction will not automatically exclude you from employment. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offence committed.

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.

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About Harnham Infants' School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
229 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7

School location

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