School Meals Supervisor Vacancies

Scale 1a (£22, 431 FTE, 6.25 hours per week)
Main purposes of the job:
  • Working in a team to ensure the health and safety of children at lunchtimes under the direction of the appropriate person as identified by the school.
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.
  • Be responsible for making the experience of lunchtime a positive experience for all.
  • To ensure that a range of activities and games are planned and available for pupils to participate in.
Duties and responsibilities:
  1. To supervise the children at all times during lunchtime on the school premises taking into account the needs of all pupils.
  2. Ensure that the children are behaving appropriately in line with the schools behaviour policy at all times including the dining room, playground and during wet lunch times.
  3. To follow guidance of class staff to promote appropriate behaviour particularly when working with pupils’ with more challenging behaviours.
  4. To engage with the children and ensure that they are active in purposeful and co-operative behaviour throughout the lunchtime period ensuring that play activities are appropriate to their age.
  5. Participating in physical activities with a pupil/s if appropriate.
  6. To act sensitively to pupils’ differing needs at all times.
  7. To assist children where necessary during meal times, making it a pleasant and relaxed experience.
  8. In the event of any spillage take necessary action immediately to avoid possible accidents.
  9. To take reasonable precautions whilst in charge of the children to see that they do nothing that is likely to injure themselves or others.
  10. In the event of any injuries deal immediately with the situation referring to the appropriate person and following the schools policy and procedure.
  11. To follow the schools guidance on health and safety, manual handling and outdoor play.
  12. To follow the schools policy and procedures on child protection.
  13. To challenge and report any stranger on site.
  14. Keep the appropriate person informed of any information that may relate to a child’s wellbeing and health and safety.
  15. Ensure that you are a strong, positive role model for the children and other staff.
  16. To undertake broadly similar duties commensurate with the level of the post.
  17. To adhere to all the schools policies.
  18. Actively participate in any appropriate training when required.
To ensure that we meet our safeguarding commitments we will carry out all necessary pre-employment checks, including undertaking an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check for all successful candidates.
Please see below for the application form. Please return your completed applications to our Office.

Safeguarding Statement

Our school is proud of its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.