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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary


Pay scale

Scale 2, Spine Point 3

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors are seeking to appoint an excellent and inspiring Meals Assistant to this highly successful school.

Applications are invited from practising Catholics and from those who are in sympathy with the aims and ethos of

a Catholic school.

The successful candidate will need to:

- be highly motivated and enthusiastic and be willing to work as part of an effective team

- have a positive and proactive approach, setting high expectations and in promoting excellent


- be an effective communicator and engage appropriately with pupils

- maintain the safety and wellbeing of all pupils at all times

Closing date for applications: Monday 15 th July 2024, at 9.00am

Interviews will take place: Thursday 18th July 2024

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

- a high achieving school which is well supported by parents/carers and governors - a dedicated and friendly staff team who continually strive for high standards in learning and teaching, who help and support each other

- happy, well-behaved, confident children who are eager to learn and enjoy all aspects of school life

- a strong commitment to continuous professional development and growth

- the facilities of a modern school building and a beautiful learning environment.

Further details about the role


School Meals Supervisory Assistant

GRADE: Scale 2 CONTRACT: Part time – 7.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday, 11:45am to 12:45pm) Term time only (39 weeks)


• To assist with the set-up, serving, and clear up of school meals whilst supervising Nursery aged pupils during the lunch period; in the Nursery setting, playground areas and throughout the school premises.

• To ensure their health and safety, physical and mental welfare and to maintain good order and discipline under the direction of the appropriate person as identified by the school.


• To ensure that children have visited the toilet and washed their hands before lunch.

• To organise the children’s seating arrangements, table placements and to assist with the serving of food.

• To create a calm and friendly lunch time atmosphere.

• To model good social skills and encourage the use of good table manners.

• To engage with Nursery children, encouraging them to eat a range of foods and use their cutlery appropriately.

• To encourage and assist children to eat their lunch and provide any specific attention that certain children may require in relation to special dietary needs, physical needs or disabilities.

• To clean up food spillages as required and deal immediately to spillages which are hazardous to children/staff.

• To deal with body spillages in accordance with the school’s health and safety procedures and to support pupils appropriately, e.g. providing clean clothing, seeking medical assistance from named First Aider.

• To have shared responsibility with other School Meals Supervisory Assistants (SMSAs) and/or teachers and/or Early Years Educator for the maintenance of order and discipline during the lunchtime period.

• To deal with any behaviour issues that may occur using own judgement (to intervene or call for assistance).

PLAYGROUND DUTIES • To ensure children are adequately dressed for the weather conditions, when going into the playground.

• To direct children to playground and supervise their activities. To monitor the behaviour of children ensuring their safety and wellbeing, being aware of changes in friendships and providing emotional support where necessary.

• To lead on playground games and activities, encouraging socialising and play.

• To discourage any dangerous activities. To deal with any behaviour issues that may occur using own judgement (to intervene or call for assistance).


• To supervise and manage pupils and their movement through corridors, when they are not allowed outside in bad weather, or otherwise directed.

• To ensure that all pupils who suffer any injury/accident are dealt with appropriately in accordance with the school’s agreed procedures.

• To be a strong, positive role model for the children and other staff. • To undertake broadly similar duties commensurate with the level of the post.

• To adhere to all the school’s policies, e.g. procedures on child protection and health & safety.

• To be aware of the cultural differences of pupils and of the school’s policies on equal opportunities, especially with regard to racism and sexism. To deal with any incidents of racism and sexism in accordance with the school policy.

• Actively participate in any appropriate training as required.

Commitment to safeguarding

Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and their families, and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and Barred List check will be requested for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

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About Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
444 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0208 748 9444

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