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  • Job start date

    29 August 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 2 Hours per day, Monday to Friday

Contract type


Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and training

  • Basic Literacy
  • First aid certificate
  • NVQ1 – CACHE Award or equivalent to Basic Skills Level 2.


  • General experience in working with children (paid or unpaid).
  • Experience in working constructively as part of a team.
  • Experience of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Experience in maintaining a safe and tidy working environment.
  • Experience in understanding school roles and responsibilities and own position within these.

Skills and knowledge

  • Awareness of health and Safety in a school environment.
  • Understanding the importance of play in learning.
  • Understanding of basic nutritional value of food.
  • Knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice.
  • Ability to work well with children and adults.
  • Flexible approach to work routines and methods.
  • Able to encourage and organise appropriate activities at break time.
  • Listening and observation skills.
  • Team working skills.
  • Ability to deal with parents and children with tact and sensitivity.
  • Persuasive skills to encourage sound eating habits.
  • Participate in training/development opportunities.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you

  • A supportive, hard working and talented team of staff
  • A challenge
  • Induction & training within school

Further details about the role

Main purpose

Responsible, under the direction of the Headteacher or other nominated officer, either individually or as part of a team, for securing the safety, welfare and good conduct of pupils during the lunchtime break period, in accordance with agreed practices and procedures.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake direct supervision of pupils in designated areas.
  • Assist with daily decisions on areas for pupil use, e.g. wet lunchtimes.

  • Use basic first aid equipment as required
  • Be familiar with safe use of outdoor equipment

  • Promote and encourage active play
  • Supervise conduct of pupils, ensuring safe and orderly conduct within and outside the premises.
  • Promote and ensure school rules regarding games allowed are met and that health and safety procedures are maintained.
  • Help pupils in the dining area or play/other areas who may require assistance.
  • Deal with minor incidents and where appropriate, refer serious incidents to Senior Midday Supervisor/Headteacher or nominated supervisor.
  • Undertake first aid as needed, following health and safety guidelines.
  • Undertake training as appropriate, e.g. basic first aid and record in line with school procedures/
  • Clean up spillages or debris around the dining/play areas to ensure the maintenance of good order, discipline and safety.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support diversity and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as required to ensure the efficient and effective running of the school.
  • Provide to customers/clients the specified standard and level of service that is expected, noting and passing on any shortfalls or potential improvements.
  • Fully and positively participate in the School’s performance appraisal/performance related pay/ performance development scheme in order to develop and enhance personal and service performance.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS and social media checks are required for this post.

Applications and appointments will be dealt with in accordance with KCSIE 2023 guidance.

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About Poverest Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
435 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

Poverest Primary School is a forward thinking school that recognises and develops children’s personal strengths and talents. Our children are well behaved, enthusiastic learners and our staff is welcoming, hard working and supportive. We are striving towards outstanding so please join us on our journey.

We have an excellent ASD Provision and inclusion is widespread so if you are interested in special educational needs this is the school for you!

Arranging a visit to Poverest Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cwhite@poverest.co.uk.

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