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Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise


St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, Heaton Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HN.

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant, Level 1

N2: £17,711 per annum, pro rata. (Actual: £2,973 per annum).

This is a Voluntary Aided School; the employer will be the Governing body of the School.

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
Heaton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel/Fax: 0191 265 5076
Headteacher: Mr V Turner.

Term time only - 7.5 hours per week.

We are looking to appoint a Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant to join a friendly team of staff providing support/care to children during the midday break.

The school is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicants will be required to obtain an enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks.

Please note as this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage, even if you indicate otherwise.

An application pack is available from and returnable to the school (above address) by 12 noon on Friday 17 May. For an electronic copy, please request by emailing:

Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 17 May
Interview Date: morning of Tuesday 2 May
Start Date: Monday 3 June.

Main Tasks:
• To supervise pupils at lunchtime whether indoors or outside in accordance with the instructions of the Head Teacher or Senior Mid-day Supervisory Assistant.
• To provide positive and firm control by implementing the school discipline/behaviour policy. To encourage play activities.
• To deal with cases of unruly or unsocial behaviour by pupils where appropriate, or report the incident immediately to the Head Teacher or his/her nominated representative.
• To mop up and wipe spillage from the floor surfaces or meal tables, and ensure that the dining area is left in a tidy condition.
• To ensure that any injury or sickness of pupils is reported immediately to the First Aider or Head Teacher and the office. (Where appropriate, administer basic first aid and record all details in the first aid book.) To clean up after sickness of children.
• To check that no pupil remains in outside areas when afternoon lessons are about to begin.
• To carry out the above duties in accordance with the Children’s Services Department’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was drawn up. The post-holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the school as may be reasonably expected, without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. This is a common occurrence and would not justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

Essential Criteria -
Key Skills & Abilities:
• Ability to use language and other communication skills that children can relate to
• Ability to demonstrate active listening skills
• Ability to empathise with the needs of children
• Ability to work within and apply all school policies e.g. behaviour management, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities
• Ability to work effectively with colleagues

• A basic knowledge of Health & Safety requirements in a school environment
• Knowledge of the school’s behaviour management policy

• Experience of establishing positive relationships with children

Personal Attributes:
• Willingness to participate in training and developmental opportunities offered by the school and county
• Willingness to maintain confidentiality on all school matters.


  17 May 2019