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Redgate Primary School are looking for a Welfare Assistant


We are seeking to appoint a temporary Lunchtime Welfare Assistant with a flexible approach to work, who is motivated and committed and will ensure high standards of supervision during our lunchtime. The successful candidate will need to be able to work both independently and as part of a team, supervising the children in the school hall and for outdoor play. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The hours will be 7.5 hours per week, Term Time Only, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The post will be for a fixed period to cover a maternity leave, up to the end of the summer term but may finish earlier should the postholder return before this time. Due to the nature of work the above post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and relevant care/safeguarding legislation and appointment will only be confirmed if a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure is obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau and upon receipt of two satisfactory references being provided.


MIDDAY SUPERVISOR JOB DESCRIPTION & PERSON SPECIFICATION Responsible to: Headteacher/Office Manager Job Purpose: As part of a team, to ensure the safety, welfare and good behaviour of all pupils during lunchtime break and to assist them in maintaining good practices at in line with School Policies.

Hours: 1 hour 30 minutes - 11.45am and 1.15pm

Principal accountabilities Supervision and control of pupils in the dining hall including:  Organising dinner queues and entrance of pupils into the dining hall and from the dining hall to the playground, ensuring good behaviour and a calm atmosphere.  Dealing with behaviour issues that may occur by intervention or calling for assistance, reporting incidents to the Headteacher/Classroom Teacher/Office Manager according to the severity of the incident.  Encouraging pupils to eat, including those with packed lunches.  Assisting pupils with cutting up food, pouring liquids etc. where necessary.  Encouraging social skills and good table manners, ensuring safety with knives and forks.  Ensuring pupils tidy/clear up in a satisfactory manner.  Cleaning up spillages when food is spilt or dropped where such spillages are hazardous to pupils/staff.  Ensuring tables are left clean and wiped down after the sitting.  Dealing with body spillages in the dining hall, ensuring that the pupil is cleaned up and goes to the school office if appropriate.  Sharing responsibility with other midday supervisors and/or teacher for the maintenance of order and discipline in the dining hall area.  To work co-operatively with kitchen staff assisting where necessary.

Supervision and control of pupils on the playground and about other school premises and grounds including:  Where appropriate, collecting pupils from classrooms if going straight onto the playground, ensuring they are adequately dressed for the weather conditions.  Supervision and control ensuring that pupils do not leave the playground without permission/authorisation.  Direction of pupils to the playground and supervision of their activities and behaviour, ensuring their safety and well being, providing emotional support where necessary.  Preventing bullying, being aware of changes in friendships, encouraging socialising, play etc and occasionally participating in games.  Discouraging any dangerous activities. Dealing with unacceptable or challenging behaviour. Reporting incidents to the Headteacher/Teacher/Office manager depending on severity.

2014/15  Supervision and control of pupils during ‘wet play’. Occupying pupils in various games and activities in their classroom.

Associated ancillary duties including:  Checking toilet areas for signs of misuse, blockage of toilets/sinks and to ensure pupils are not loitering or playing in toilet areas.  Reporting any damage or blockages to the school office.  To deal with minor accidents referring pupils involved, if necessary, to a First Aider and completing an incident form and bumped head letter as appropriate via the school office.  Relay information to teachers regarding accident/incidents that have occurred during the lunch break.  Take part in any associated training recommended/provided. Person Specification Personal Attributes required Essential (E) or Desirable (D) Method of Assessment Qualifications/Training relevant to the post. (D) Application form Experience of working with children in a school setting. (D) Application form and interview Skills/Knowledge/Aptitude (E) Application form and interview Special Requirements; Satisfactory disclosure via DBS. 2 Satisfactory references (E) After interview


Completed application forms are to be returned to the head teacher: Mrs Suzanne D’Alton, Redgate Community Primary School, Redgate, L37 4EW


Tel: 01704 385960 Fax: 01704 385962 Email:finance.redgate@schools.sefton.gov.uk OR admin.redgate@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Website: www.redgateprimary.com

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