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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,366.00 Annually (FTE) Term time only Pro Rata'd

Midday Supervisor job summary

We are seeking to employ Mid-day Supervisory Assistants to start as soon as possible to work Monday - Friday 7.5 hours per week.

The post will involve working as part of an established skilled team to support pupils with complex learning difficulties. It will involve supervising children in their outside play and in the dining room, promoting social and self-help skills. Some pupils will also require support with their personal care. We are interested in candidates with an enthusiasm for play who are willing to use their initiative to make the lunch break fun, enjoyable and safe for children.

Experience of working with children with SEN would be an advantage as would a first aid qualification, but is not essential as we will offer training.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All posts are subject to satisfactory references and a Disclosing and Barring check.

Purpose of the Role

To support children with SEN in the following areas:


  • Support for developing eating skills
  • Support for developing table manners
  • Support for developing social skills and communication
  • Support for developing independence skills


  • Support for developing play skills
  • Support for developing social skills
  • Support for developing independence skills

Personal Care

Support purpils in all aspects of both independent personal care and support personal care to ensure the dignity and self-esteem of pupils is respected at all times.

Dining Room

To assist where necessary with all aspects of ‘setting up’ the dining area

To ensure the dining room is left clean and tidy at the end of lunchtime


To attend training sessions / days when necessary to ensure pupils receive the highest quality care and support.


Supervised on a daily basis by Senior Staff / Teaching Staff and HLTA’s.

Job Context

Working with teaching and catering staff to ensure that pupils enjoy a safe, happy and comfortable lunch and playtime.


Midday Supervisory Assistants and other teaching and support staff


Catering Staff

Caretaking Staff

Knowledge, experience and training

Experience of working in an environment where there are children and young people would be desirable, but not essential

Experience of working with pupils with SEND would be an advantage.

Knowledge of basic hygiene procedures.

Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults

Ability to use initiative

A good sense of humour

Excellent team working skills

A belief that all our pupils deserve the highest quality care and support.

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.

This job post has expired.

About Southfield School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
School size
85 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Dear Applicant,

Looking for a challenge? Have a desire to work in an environment where you can make a ‘real’ difference to the lives of young

people? If so, Southfield School could be the place for you.

We are a family where no two pupils are alike, and no two members of staff are alike. Our pupils all have challenging

communication difficulties/ASD and associated conditions.

Our school vision is to support all children, so they thrive during their time at Southfield School and are prepared socially,

emotionally, and academically for their next steps in education. Collaboration with parents and carers and the entire multidisciplinary

team who support our pupils is vital and key to our success.

Everyone plays a part in the future of our pupils with staff skills being utilised in order that we have a huge range of expertise, to

support our pupils and families.

We are looking for like-minded, resilient staff who are passionate and who can work in a team. See more about Southfield in

our School Video here: https://southfield-school.secure-primarysite.net/our-school/

Come and join us and make a difference to the lives of children every day.

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