Part time

Midday Supervisor

Stoborough CE VA Primary School





Main job purpose

To ensure the safety, general welfare and conduct of pupils during the midday break period.

Assistance is also given to school and catering staff with basic cleaning and general duties in and around dining areas.

Main responsibilities and duties 

1. To supervise pupils in designated areas of the school during the midday break and to ensure their safety, welfare and general conduct through appropriate application of the school's policies and procedures. 

2. To establish safe and appropriate behaviour by effective intervention or referral to senior staff. 

3. To supervise the movement of pupils to and from dining areas.

4. To maintain good order in dining areas. 

5. To assist pupils, where necessary, with the collection of food and return of trays, or other items to the service counter. 

6. To assist pupils, where necessary, with the proper use of cutlery, drinking facilities or other aspects of the midday meal. 

7. To assist in the clearance of any spillages and wiping down, clearing or resetting of tables, as appropriate. 

8. To assist in the setting up and removal of furniture where necessary. 

9. To take any immediate action to attend to sickness or accidents by carrying out minor first aid and summoning relevant assistance. 

10. To complete any documentation required by the school in relation to incidents occurring during the lunchtime break period and to participate in review meetings, as required. 

11. Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the school’s safeguarding and child protection policy. 

Knowledge & skills 

No formal qualifications or previous experience is required but the ability to establish positive expectations of pupil behaviour, good relationships with staff and pupils, and a sensitivity to pupils' personal needs is important.

Supervision & management 

The postholder will be expected to work with limited supervision to an established work pattern. There will be support available from the Headteacher and/or other designated member(s) of staff. Regular meetings will be arranged for briefing and/or feedback on relevant school or individual pupil matters. 

Key contacts & relationships 

1. There is a high level of interaction with individual and groups of pupils. 

2. To work as a co-operative member of a team of supervisory assistants, liaising as necessary with other school staff. 

Decision Making 

1. The postholder will be supervising the movement and conduct of pupils and be expected to intervene, as appropriate, to establish safe and proper behaviour. 

2. The nature and level of intervention and the referral of problems to senior staff will depend upon personal judgement within any guidelines and policies issued by the school.


If personal protective clothing is supplied, it must be worn at all times, as provided, and maintained to an appropriate standard. 

Working environment 

There may be some occasions when the postholder will be expected to attend to a pupil with soiled clothing due to sickness or toileting problems. The post will also involve some supervisory duties being undertaken on the playground or other external spaces.

Stoborough School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes application from all sectors of the community. 

Stoborough School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the government’s safer recruitment guidelines. 

The pro rata salary shown is based on the number of hours and weeks worked and paid annual leave entitlement for an employee with fewer than 5 years’ service.

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Closing Date
Fri 10 Jan 20

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