Eagle Play Mentor: Lunchtime (Mid-day Supervisory Assistant MSA)

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About the role

Are you experienced at working with and supporting children?  Are you determined to make a difference to children's lives?

We are building a strong dynamic team who are delivering educational excellence, embedded in Christian values, to the children of central Watford.  St John's C of E Primary School opened in September 2016 and in September 2018 we moved to our permanent home, which is a brand new building on Clarendon Road.  We are thriving and from September the school will have two forms in each of Reception, Year One and year Two and one form in each of Years Three and Four.

The role will involve being part of the team of Eagle Play Mentors supervising pupils in their lunchtime period while eating and playing.  St Johns prioritises calm lunchtimes. Currently, due to COVID-19, our lunchtimes take place in our dining hall for Reception and classrooms for all other years. We are looking forward to the future when all our children can return to family style dining.

Our school vision and ethos means that you could be part of something very special in the heart of Watford.  All our staff work in partnership to support the best outcomes for children and this involves a flexible approach. 

7.5 hrs per week, Monday to Friday.  38 weeks term time (190 days in total). The post is graded at H1 (fte £17,711). We will be having staggered lunchtimes which, depending on which class you are assigned to, are taking place between 11:30 and 1pm. The role will be for one and a half hours per day to include 15 minutes before and after your class's lunchtime.

There will also be an opportunity for the hours to increase in the future as our school grows. 

Key areas of work will include:

  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children at lunchtimes
  • Preparing the dining area for lunchtime
  • Serving food to the children (Food handling training will be provided).
  • Some light cleaning of the surfaces and dining areas
  • Supervising positive playtimes both outside and inside

Please note that we have playgrounds at ground and rooftop level and you will be required to work at both levels.  

If you would like to apply, please complete and submit the St John's application form.

Please note: We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of any vacancy when a suitable number of applications have been received. Candidates are therefore recommended to submit their application as soon as possible.

Applications close at 9:00am on Wednesday 2nd September 2020

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all staff are expected to share in this commitment. Applicants will undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

Data Protection - All information gathered will be retained for the purpose of this specific recruitment process. Data of all unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed 6 months after the completion of this process.



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Contact details

Vix Moore , School Office and Business Manager
32 Clarendon Road Watford
Hertfordshire WD17 1JJ

Telephone: 01923 255017
Email: office@watfordstjohns.org
Website: www.watfordstjohns.org
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