Senior Lunchtime Supervisor

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  • John Whitgift Academy
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  • Required for February 2022
    Application Closes: 21/01/2022 12:00
    Interview Date: To be agreed
    Job Length: Permanent
  • Post Is Part Time
    Weeks of work: 38
    Days of work: 5
    Hours of work: 7.5 per week
  • Post: Senior Lunchtime Supervisor
    Salary (FTE): C 4 - £18,933.00 to C 6 - £19,698.00 Salary subject to pro-rata
    Responsible to: Vice Principal
About Delta Academies Trust

Purpose of the job:

John Whitgift Academy are looking to appoint a Senior Lunchtime Supervisor to join our academy.  

How would you like to join a rapidly expanding academy which is heading towards outstanding.  Our student numbers are increasing year by year and we are the highest performing academy in North East Lincolnshire and are in the top 4% of the most improved academies in the country.  As an academy we are continually building on our strengths and are proud to have the highest of expectations.

Our academy

We currently have over 730 students on role aged 11 to 16.  Our academy is situated close to the A180 making it ideal for commuting. Despite being one of the most rapidly growing academies in North East Lincolnshire, due, primarily to our success and outcomes, relationships between students and staff are excellent and we have maintained a small school friendly atmosphere.  Behaviour in our academy is good with a relentless focus upon learning and aspiration. 

In addition, we are fortunate to have some outstanding facilities that help to further enhance the quality of teaching and learning, such as, an Engineering block, 2 full size swimming pools and a 207 seater cinema.

The role

In your new role you will organise and participate in the supervision of individual and groups of children in the dining, playground and circulation areas throughout the lunchtime period. Ensure that children are engaged in appropriate activity and intervene to maintain behaviour standards and ensure well-being, safety and welfare.

The minimum actual pro rata’d salary per annum for this job starts at £3,216.35 (£9.81 per hour).

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience required for this position then we would very much like to hear from you.

Why John Whitgift Academy

The whole of our staff have been part of our journey to where we are today.  We work as teams within a team. Our whole aim is for all our students to achieve their best potential. There are opportunities for career development for the successful applicant.  Every employee has access to a pension scheme and staff benefits scheme.



  • To ensure the supervision of pupils for the lunchtime period and organise the effective transfer of responsibilities for pupil’s welfare between midday supervision staff and teachers.
  • To liaise on a daily basis, before and after each midday session, with the Principal and pass on any instructions to the team of Midday Supervisors
  • To ensure that all minor problems are dealt with swiftly and effectively, reporting inappropriate behaviour to the Principal and in accordance with the Behaviour Policy.
  • To report any emergency or serious incident to the Principal immediately.
  • To deal with minor accidents and securing first aid assistance for these and for serious incidents in accordance with the academy procedures.
  • To ensure that health and safety practices and procedures affecting pupils are maintained during the midday break.
  • To be aware of the extra difficulties that accompany indoor lunch periods, making every reasonable effort to ensure safety by regular patrol of the buildings and classrooms.
  • To liaise with kitchen/dining room staff to ensure a smooth meal service. Supervising and assisting pupils with their food when necessary. Supporting any academy policies regarding meal provision.
  • To share in the duties and responsibilities of the Midday Supervisors.
  • To organise, deploy and supervise a team of Midday Supervisors for the well being of children during the midday break with the guidelines determined by the Principal.
  • To report Midday Supervisor’s absences to the Principal for recording, payroll and organisational purposes.
  • To ensure that new Midday Supervisor’s understand their duties and that they are fully aware of the current rules and arrangements of the academy.
  • To monitor the general performance of the Midday Supervisors and where necessary referring any serious difficulties to the Principal.
  • To assist in any academy based training activities for Midday Supervisors and participate in job related training as appropriate.
  • To be aware of and work in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.
  • To understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare at all times, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately.
  • To comply with the Trust and academy’s policies and procedures at all times.


To undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.

This job description may be subject to change, following consultation between the post holder and the Academy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

Experience and Knowledge

Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate


  • A good standard of education including literacy and numeracy (A/I)
  • Willing to adapt to new situations and respond appropriately at short notice (A/I)
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality (A/I)
  • Working with children (A/I)
  • Basic literacy/record keeping skills (A/I)
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults (A/I)
  • Ability to lead children (A/I)
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team (A/I/R)
  • Commitment to self and team development (A/I)
  • A good sense of humour (A/I)
  • Able to maintain a safe, calm and happy ethos (A/I)
  • A commitment to abide by and promote the Academy’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies (A/I)
  • A professional responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people (A/I)
  • The post holder will require an enhanced DBS (C)


  • Appropriate knowledge of first aid (A/C)
  • Lunchtime duty work (A/I)