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Midday Supervisor

  • Employer: St Alban's Catholic Primary School
  • Reference: SCH/20/133967
  • Published: Tue 22/09/2020, 12:50 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/10/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 5 hours per week
  • Salary: Scale 2, points 3
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Alban's Catholic Primary School, Havering

St Alban’s Catholic Primary School

Heron Flight Avenue



RM12 5LN

Telephone No: 01708 555644

Email Address: contact@st-albans.havering.sch.uk

School Website:  www.stalbansschool.net

Head Teacher: Mrs Lisa Schaberg


Midday Supervisor

Hours: 5 hours a week/39 weeks a year (12.15-1.15 per day)

Grade and point/s: Scale 2 point 3

Salary: Full Time Salary £20,835 p.a. Pro Rata Annual Salary of £2,475

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: 02/11/2020 or as soon as possible after appointment


The Head teacher and Governors wish to appoint a midday supervisor to work alongside our caring team of midday supervisors and to make lunchtime a positive and worthwhile experience for all of our children.

The successful candidate will be expected to foster good behaviour and to encourage pupil engagement in active playtimes as well as to ensure the safety of our children.

We are looking for someone who:

  • enjoys working with children
  • is able to follow policy and procedures
  • is punctual, approachable, caring and consistent
  • has a positive outlook and can work in a calm manner at all times
  • has good organisational and communication skills
  • is committed to safeguarding

Previous experience as a midday supervisor is not essential but desirable.

In return we can offer you:

  • opportunities for training
  • a friendly and welcoming work environment
  • a caring and supportive staff

Job Purpose And Content

A Midday Supervisor is (usually) one of a team of school staff who are responsible for pupil supervision during the midday break. The postholder will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by a Senior Midday Supervisor and be managed by a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

 During the midday break the Midday Supervisor will be responsible for:

  • The transition of pupils from class to the dining hall and/or the school playground (or other designated areas during wet play) and back to class at the end of lunchtime
  • Supervising and supporting pupils whilst they eat
  • Promoting and supervising positive and active play and pupil relationships
  • Health, safety, security and basic first aid (after relevant training)
  • Pupil discipline and behaviour management.

Responsibilities and Role

  1. The movement of pupils from their classrooms or the playground to the dining hall/eating areas according to the schedules or timetables of the school and their return to the classrooms from the dining hall/eating areas or the playground on time
  2. The maintenance of good order and pupil discipline, which is consistent with the behaviour policy and the culture and ethos of the school. The postholder is expected to intervene where necessary and know when and how to refer relevant discipline and behaviour matters to more senior school staff
  3. Dealing with minor accidents or injuries and administering routine first aid (after training) or referring the pupil to the designated first aider. Referring serious accidents or injuries to a senior member of staff
  4. To report and bring to the attention of the relevant class teacher any serious incidents of pupil misbehaviour: to be aware of particular pupils and pupil relationships and to follow the strategies agreed with the teacher for addressing these pupils needs
  1. Supervising pupils in the dining hall/eating areas which may include:
  • Organising the eating space and making sure the space is hygienic, clean and tidy before and after eating
  • Organising the pupils before, during and after their meal
  • Supporting pupils with particular needs
  • Supporting the food selection and nutrition policy of the school
  • Dealing with spillages including body fluids (in accordance with the procedures of the school)
  • Supporting pupil hygiene and social skills 
  1. Supervising pupils in areas of the school designated for play (including for wet play), which will include:
  • Monitoring safe activity, intervening as necessary
  • Monitoring security – monitoring entry and exit from the school premises and challenging and reporting strangers where relevant
  • Actively promoting and instigating positive play and games, joining in with pupils where relevant
  • Being aware of and supporting the needs of particular children – encouraging socialisation and preventing bullying
  1. Monitoring the toilet areas, addressing inappropriate behaviour, dealing with immediate issues and reporting to the school keeper or other relevant person any damage or repairs required
  2. To carry out the work of the job in a way that is consistent with the culture, ethos, equalities and inclusion policies of the school
  3. To take appropriate action to identify, evaluate and minimise any risks to health, safety and security in the immediate working environment
  4. To complete school based induction and any subsequent training required to improve performance and take part in the school performance management system (where relevant).


  • The school expects all staff to be flexible. This means that a Midday Supervisor can be expected to carry out duties that are not specified in this job description but that are within the scope of responsibilities of the post.
  • Under the current situation (Covid-19) lunches are being taken in the classroom.


Visits to the school are usually encouraged but are unable to happen during this time. Please contact the Office on 01708 555644 with any questions.


Please apply online.

Interviews will be via Zoom.

Closing Date: Monday 5th October 2020

Interview Date: Week Commencing 12th October 2020


  • Person Specification
  • Employer: St Alban's Catholic Primary School
  • Reference: SCH/20/133967
  • Published: Tue 22/09/2020, 12:50 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/10/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 5 hours per week
  • Salary: Scale 2, points 3
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Alban's Catholic Primary School, Havering

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