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  • Start date details

    With immediate effect or following a notice period

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,189.00 - £21,575.00 Annually (FTE) NJC L1b £20,441 pro rata £10.59 Term Time Mon to Fri per hour 11.15am – 1pm

Midday Supervisor job summary

Early Years Midday Supervisor

The Vale Academy are currently recruiting for an Early Years Midday Supervisor to support the Head of School, SLT and Safeguarding/Behaviour Manager during lunchtimes to ensure the smooth running of the canteen meals, packed lunches and the supervision of children at play. We are looking for someone who will be an essential part of school life and will be a valuable asset to the school organisation. 

If you are looking to work with children in a fun and engaging way, come and join us at The Vale Academy! 

Key Duties

  • Developing, planning and organising play activities for children 
  • Using play activities to help children to develop socially and emotionally
  • To support and monitor pupils at play
  • To engage in activities and encourage children to play within lunchtimes
  • To assist in the lunchtime supervision of pupils to ensure that meals are completed on time in a safe and hygienic setting
  • Maintain consistent standards of pupil behaviour at all times during the school day.
  • Report behaviour observations to a teacher in order for them to maintain the academy’s standard of discipline and behaviour
  • Work to academy policies to maintain a safe environment for pupils and other staff
  • Work safely and encourage safe behaviour from pupils
  • Supporting and encouraging pupils to follow good hygiene practice and manners
  • Be able to fit in with the ethos of the school and its ways of working
  • Be able to work under specific instructions from Principal, Vice Principal and Safeguarding and Behaviour Manager


The successful candidate will

  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to liaise with all staff and children
  • Be prepared to work unaffected by children with disabilities and be positive at all time
  • Be empathetic and make good working relationships with children 
  • Be a key member of the support team and be expected to support the values and ethos of the school 
  • Adhere to all school policies and safeguarding 
  • Practical experience of Health and Safety policy implementation 
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of helping devising and implementing activities for 5-11year olds
  • Understanding knowledge and commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 

Job Specifics

Start Date: With immediate effect or following a notice period.

Salary: NJC L1b 2 £20,441 pro rata £10.59 per hour

Contract: Permanent, Part-time, Term-time and 5 INSET days, Monday – Friday 11.15am – 1pm

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.


We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of 'children' includes everyone under the age of 18.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Shared Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and child protection at every stage of the recruitment process.

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About The Vale Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
624 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Primary School

School location

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