We are looking for a play leader to effectively supervise Midday staff and pupils during the lunch period, providing a continuous presence. To have the ability to initiate play and interaction between the pupils is essential.
Midday Assistants have a shared role within the school in helping to raise the social achievements of pupils. They are responsible for ensuring that lunchtimes are an enjoyable and safe experience for all the children, so that they are physically and mentally prepared to learn during the afternoon.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
1 To be responsible for supervising a group of Midday Assistants helping to organise the dining area and playground space appropriately.
2 To promote the school behaviour policy, assisting with maintaining discipline and supporting children to resolving conflicts in a positive way. To deal with incidents of misbehaviour by appropriate intervention and report serious incidents to the senior midday supervisor/duty teacher/head teacher as appropriate.
3 To assist in the dining area and encourage good eating practices, ensuring safety with cutlery and courtesy towards servers and monitors. To encourage children to eat their midday meal and assist with cutting up food, pouring liquids, etc where necessary, paying particular attention to those with special needs or disabilities.
4 To be aware of pupils on special or restricted diets for medical reasons from information provided.
5 To deal promptly with minor incidents, eg cleaning up food spillages, pupils’ accidents with toileting and changing clothes.
6 To tend to pupils who are sick or injured in accordance with the school’s accident/injuries procedures, administering initial first aid and reporting serious injuries to the named first aider and/or supervisor/head teacher as appropriate.
7 To ensure all areas are left clean and tidy in accordance with hygiene, health and safety procedures.
8 To lead both inside and outside play activities encouraging all children to take part, to co-operate and show respect for others.
9 To ensure that pupils keep out of areas that are out of bounds and don’t leave the school premises. To be aware of security procedures with regard to entrance and exits and to approach visitors and direct them to the appropriate contact person.
10 To be aware of responsibilities under child protection legislation and report any concerns to a senior supervisor or the head teacher.
11 To take part in the school’s performance management framework for support staff and participate in training and development activities as required.
12 To be responsible for supervising a group of pupils in the dining hall and others parts of the school during the lunch period, helping to organise the dining area and playground space appropriately.
The School has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.
How to apply
Please apply online. For technical difficulties, please contact the Support Team. For further information about the role, please contact the school directly.