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School Meals Supervisory Assistant job summary

Job Title: School Meals Supervisory Assistant

E-ACT Ilminster Academy | Enjoy, success, respect, community, responsibility and compassion 

At Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy, we prioritize enjoyment, success, respect, community, responsibility, and compassion. With a focus on holistic development, we empower students to excel academically while also fostering a sense of belonging and compassion for others.  

Join our inclusive and supportive community: https://ilminsteravenueacademy.e-act.org.uk 

Want to make a difference to young people?

 Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey within an educational community that values diversity, encourages collaboration, and celebrates excellence? We are looking for a School Meals Supervisory Assistant at Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy to supervise, guide and assist the children during the duration of the lunchtime period in both dining and play areas, so as to ensure the safety, general welfare and proper conduct of pupils and ensure that lunchtime is a positive and enjoyable experience. 

Our well established team of lunchtime supervisors play a key role in ensuring that our children have happy, safe lunchtimes. We need a candidate to join us in supporting the children to have fun whilst also promoting good behaviour. We have a fixed term contract available and we require the successful candidate to work 6.25 hours per week, commencing employment as soon as possible once onboarding processes have been completed.

The role involves some light physical duties such as setting up tables and tidying up after the lunch service which are organised on a rota basis, helping children with their eating and encouraging good manners. The rest of the time is spent in the playground, engaging children in safe play which could involve some one to one support. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a calm, caring approach and an interest in working with children. Good time keeping and the energy needed to work well as part of a team are vital. In return, you will join a welcoming, supportive team in a school with a vision for providing outstanding learning for all.

For a full description of the role, see the job description and job specification. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions, and we warmly welcome academy visits (please contact the academy directly to arrange a visit).

Key responsibilities

  • Supervising pupils immediately before, during and after the midday meal, including children who bring sandwiches
  • Supervising handwashing and toileting by pupils at the Headteacher’s discretion
  • Supervising pupils entering and exiting the dining area, including during any journey or walk to the dining room
  • Supervising pupils in the playground under direction

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further information on the role.

Pay range

Salary: Actual Salary £3,237.67 (FTE £22,366)

Hours: 6.25 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Contract: Fixed Term, Term Time only

Start Date: As soon as recruitment processes are complete

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Current First Aid qualification (or willing to work towards)
  • Awareness of child protection/safeguarding with up to date training (or willingness to undertake training)
  • Food Hygiene Safety certificate

What are we about? 

Outstanding Teaching and Learning: We strongly believe that outstanding teaching and learning are the keys to unlocking exceptional outcomes for our children. You will play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality education that nurtures the minds of our students. 

Advocacy and inclusion: At our academy, every child matters, regardless of their background. Your role will involve providing each child with a fantastic, inspiring, and inclusive education that recognises and celebrates their individuality. 

People-First Culture: We proudly celebrate the diversity of our academy and our community. Join us in co-constructing the essence of an extraordinary workplace and learning environment where both staff and students feel valued and included. 

Collaborative Excellence: Our exceptional staff collaborate across our 29 academies to share ideas and problem solve. You will have the opportunity to share your skills, hear from experts and work with staff across the country to develop your practice.  

 About E-ACT: 

Join a trust that is going places! 

Having recently won MAT of the Year 2023 at both the MAT Excellence Awards and National School Awards, this is a very exciting time to join us! Why do we feel we have been recognised as a strong MAT? It is down to our dedicated, talented staff that are committed in delivering nothing but excellence for all of our children and young people. 

We all pride ourselves in fostering a people-first culture, which extends to all our pupils, staff, and stakeholders. We are proud to lead a community of 29 academies, educating of over 18,000 pupils across our five core hubs. Our staff satisfaction is above national benchmarks and we run a range of projects and programmes to address key topics such as workload and wellbeing. 

Our Opening Minds, Opening Doors strategy is at the forefront of everything we do, we don’t just prepare our pupils for the world; we equip them to thrive and succeed within it. Through our collaborative approach to education, we aim to open doors to a world of opportunities, where every child can pursue their dreams. 

Want to be a part of something extraordinary? Find out more at www.e-act.org.uk 


Collaborative Working: Thrive in an environment that values teamwork and collaboration, fostering a culture of shared knowledge and collective success. 

Support System of 29 Academies: Be part of a network of 29 academies, providing a dedicated support system and opportunities for professional growth and collaboration. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Access to confidential counselling services, providing emotional support and guidance when needed. 

Cycle to Work: Enjoy a healthy commute with our cycle-to-work programme, making bicycles more affordable. 

Electric Car Scheme: Take advantage of our environmentally friendly initiative, making electric vehicles more accessible for a sustainable and efficient commute. 

Generous Pension: Secure your future with a robust pension plan, ensuring financial well-being during retirement. 

 How to apply: 

Simply click above to apply!

Please read the supporting documentation carefully before completing and returning our application and equal opportunities form. 

 E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references. 

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

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 Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy

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

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