Midday Supervisor Assistant

Midday Supervisory Assistant

Hours: 7.5 (Monday to Friday, 11.45 – 13.15. We would consider a job share) Scale 1 - £9.00 per hour. To start as soon as possible.

As our school grows, we are looking to add to our team of Midday Supervisory Assistants to join our friendly and hardworking Academy. Duties will include ensuring the safety and well-being of pupils during the lunch break, including the adherence of school policies and procedures while in play areas or during wet playtimes in class.

You will need to be well-motivated and have a calm manner with the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You will need to be able to relate well to children and organise play activities.

Swaffham Junior Academy is part of Diocese of Norwich Educational and Academies Trust (DNEAT). We are a friendly school situated in the growing market town of Swaffham. There are currently 239 children on roll from years 3 to 6. However, we are looking at an exciting future from September 2020 when we convert into a primary school with children from years R to 6.

Ofsted recognised (March 2018) that we are a ‘good’ school. We are looking for an inspirational person who is passionate about ensuring our children have a positive lunchtime experience to join our team.

We can offer: • a friendly, welcoming, enthusiastic and committed staff team • fantastic children who are keen to learn • commitment to CPD and professional development. • the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment both within the academy and also as part of DNEAT which includes institutions from primary through to further education • a happy and positive working environment

Application forms are available from our website:

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th January 2020, at midday Interview Date: Friday 31st January 2020

Our academy is committed to safeguarding young people and expects all who work at the academy to share this commitment. All applicants to this post will be subject to further safeguarding checks, including a full Disclosure and Barring Service check for the candidate appointed.

‘This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.’

Job Description

Job Title Midday Supervisory Assistant
Reports to School Business Manager
Scale 1 - £9.00 per hour
Pay & Hours 7.5 (Monday to Friday, term time only, 11.45 – 13.15)
Job Purpose Working within a team, to assist with the supervision of pupils during the Academy lunchtime.

1 Supervision of children in all areas of the school, including the hall, play areas, classroom – as directed by the Head/Deputy Head/ School Business Manager in order to ensure the safety and good behaviour of the children.

2 Supervision of children during the meal to ensure that a good atmosphere is maintained. Encourage good eating habits and assisting children where necessary.

3 The maintenance of good order at all times to ensure school standards are adhered to.

4 General assistance in the dining area as necessary, e.g. wiping up spillages to ensure a safe and ordered environment is maintained at all times.

5 Supervision of movement of pupils to and from the hall in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the pupils.

6 Set up and clear away tables and chairs in the hall.

Midday Supervisory Assistant: Person Specification

Essential = E, Desirable = D


Experience of working with children in an educational setting. D
Experience of working within a team. D


Knowledge of school standards and procedures. D
Knowledge of health and safety regulations within a school environment, Basic Health and Safety Training, plus awareness of how to obtain information on children's allergies or asthma and how to administer basic medication. D
Personal Skills, Qualities, Attributes
Empathy with children E
Able to exert authority and give directions/instruction in a confident manner E
Able to communicate with children and adults E
Flexibility E
Approachability E
Staff category
Support Staff
Closing date
Tuesday 28 January 2020
School name
Swaffham C of E junior Academy
DfE school no.
Brandon Road Swaffham Norfolk
PE37 7EA
01760 721831
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No. on roll