Reporting to: Senior Midday Supervisor
To Whom Responsible:Business Manager
To Liaise with: Teachers and other school staff as appropriate
The duties of a Midday assistant are to act as a member of the team, supervising pupils during the midday break and to sustain the welfare and safety of pupils during that break period, as directed by the senior midday supervisor. You are expected to keep matters concerning staff and children confidential, and to refer matters when necessary to the headteacher.
1.To organise and supervise the washing of hands and hygiene of infant/junior pupils.
2.Organisation of the entry of the pupils into the dining room.
3.General supervision of pupils during the service of meals.
4.To maintain adequate standards of table manners and eating habits.
5.To assist with the cutting of meat and other food items for infant pupils.
6.To organise and supervise the pupils during exit from the dining hall following the clearance of tables.
7.Welfare and supervision of all pupils before or after the meal in the playground, hall, corridors and classrooms as instructed by headteacher/senior midday assistant. 8.To provide emergency treatment for accidents and to record such treatment.
9.To report all accidents/illnesses to the senior midday assistant.
10.To inform the senior midday assistant if a pupil is to remain indoors.
11.To carry out responsibilities under common law and the Health and Safety Act and to adhere to the school's health and safety policy.
12.The organisation and management of large numbers of pupils.
13.To maintain discipline during the lunch break and to promote adherence to the school's behaviour and antibullying policies.
14.To wear a name badge in order to promote courteous and polite behaviour at all times.
15.To ensure that local authority policies on equality are adhered to by not differentiating between children on grounds of gender, race or disability.
16.To promote adherence to the school's code of conduct.
17.To report any matters involving child protection immediately to the headteacher. 18.To undergo training as required.
19.Such other duties as may be required by the headteacher or senior midday supervisor.
The successful candidates will receive a full induction for their role including safeguarding awareness and practice. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, we will undertake general online searches for all shortlisted candidates, this may include social media and video platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok and You Tube. Online searches will only examine data that is publicly available, and the aim is to identify any incidents or issues. Any areas of concern will be discussed during the interview process. For further information about Safer Recruitment procedures please refer to the school’s website: https://www.stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk/page/safeguarding-at-st-georges/36170 and Wirral Council’s Child Protection Procedures; https://www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/procedures/
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability.
St George's Primary School
St George's Road
Tel: 0151 638 6014