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Job Title :Midday Assistant
Reports to:Senior Midday Assistant/Deputy Headteacher/Headteacher
Liaison with:Pupils, All school staff
Job Purpose:Acting as part of a team, to take care and control of all the children on the school premises during the midday break between the morning and afternoon teaching sessions.
· To maintain the safety, welfare and good conduct of the pupils during the midday break
· To assist children in selecting their meal and sitting in an appropriate place in the dining hall / sandwich room.
· To assist children with eating their meal if applicable.
· To clear tables when meals are finished and clear up any associated spillages.
· To enforce the necessary sanctions for maintaining good order.
· To administer basic first aid as required.
· To keep daily records of first aid administered, behaviour and sanctions employed, together with any other relevant records that may be needed.
· To provide pastoral care, guidance and routine advice to pupils as appropriate.
· Where necessary and appropriate to lead games and activities with the children.
· To alert Senior Midday Assistant and/or the Headteacher of any concerns regarding an individual child or group of children.
· To attend relevant training and meetings as required.
· To respect confidentiality at all times.
· To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager.
· To understand and apply school policies in relation to health, safety, welfare and behaviour of pupils.
· To comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health & safety in the workplace.
· Ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the School's Equal Opportunities Policy.
· The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
· The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the postholder may be required by the Headteacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.
Completion of DCSF Induction programme
Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
Knowledge of First Aid
Basic reading and writing skills
Ability to count and undertake basic calculations
Ability to use basic equipment e.g. photocopier, video
Ability to complete basic forms
Ability to exchange routine verbal information clearly with children and adults
Seek support to overcome communication barriers with children and adults
Consult with children and other adults
Working with children
Understand and implement the school's behaviour management policy
Understand and support the differences in children and adults and respond appropriately
Understanding of games and activities which support learning
Understanding of the way in which games and activities can help children develop
Health & Well being
Understand the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing
Working with others
Working with partners
Understand the role of others working in the school
Ability to establish rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, their families and carers and other adults
Ability to work effectively with other adults in the school
Ability to provide timely and accurate information
Good organisational skills
Ability to manage own time effectively
Ability to follow instructions
Demonstrate a commitment to equality
Health & Safety
Basic understanding of Health & Safety
Understand and implement child protection procedures
Understand procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality
Be prepared to develop and learn in the role