Senior Midday Assistant

Baddow Hall Junior School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC2609-79S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 2
Position Start Date: 07/01/2020 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 09/12/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: tbc  

Job Description

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Job Title : Senior Midday Supervisor

Grade :2019 Band 2
Reports to :The Deputy Headteacher / Headteacher
Responsible for:Midday Assistants
Liaison with :Midday Assistants, Pupils, Headteacher, Catering and Caretaking Staff, Office Staff

Job Purpose

To lead a team of midday assistants (MDAs), ensuring the safety, welfare and good conduct of pupils during the midday break, in accordance with school policy, and under the direction of the Headteacher.

Principal Accountabilities

· To organise and supervise a team of midday assistants to ensure the safety, welfare and good conduct of pupils during the midday break.

· To ensure there is adequate supervision of pupils in all areas of the school building and grounds where pupils are permitted access during the midday break.


· To communicate instructions from the Deputy Head Teacher / Headteacher to the MDAs.

· To alert the Headteacher (or nominated member of staff) to any concerns regarding an individual child or group of children.

· To take a lead in organising activities for the children as appropriate.

· To enforce the necessary sanctions for maintaining good order.

· To take a lead in dealing with minor accidents and to report any serious incident to the Headteacher at the earliest opportunity.

· To administer basic first aid as necessary.

· To ensure that all necessary records relating to accidents, first aid administered, behaviour, and sanctions employed, are completed by all midday staff.

· To be responsible for the safe return of all pupils to the care of the teachers at the end of the midday break.

· To supervise the clearance of the dining area, ensuring furniture and floors are clear of spillages etc.

· To report staff absences to the Headteacher and re-organise rotas as necessary.


· To attend relevant training and meetings as requested.

· To ensure that confidential information relating to pupils and the school is respected by the midday team.

· 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 ensure the application of 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.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Guy Niven
New Road
Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 7QZ
Telephone: 01245 472391