Midday Supervisory Assistant

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About the role

We are looking for a friendly, caring, MSA to join our strong and supportive team, to supervise our children at lunchtimes, both in the dinner hall and the playgrounds. The role is permanent, for 5 days a week, Monday- Friday, 1.5hrs a day from 12.00-13.30pm.

We are an outstanding school held at the heart of our village community, and part of Aspire Academies Trust, an established and collaborative Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which includes Hammond Academy, Broadfield Academy (Hemel Hempstead) and The Grove Academy, Knutsford Primary (Watford) and Bedmond Academy (Bedmond). 

At Bovingdon Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on a team ethos, promoting the highest standards of learning and achievement for all of our children. We work together to promote a lifelong love for learning. Everything we do is centred around the children and their right to be encouraged, to achieve, to enjoy learning and to succeed in whatever they choose.  


Our broad and balanced curriculum is built on three core values: 


Respecting individuality and embracing diversity within our community. 


Providing limitless opportunities and developing curious minds. 


Encouraging personal success and preparing children for future life 


What are we looking for? 

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of our staff team to make lunchtimes a positive experience for the children
  • Someone who is friendly, approachable and have the ability to communicate effectively with children and adults
  • Someone who can consistently model good behaviours
  • Someone who is organised and takes initiative  
  • Someone who is energetic and motivated and able to take a lead in organising activities for the children- both outdoors and on those rainy indoor days!
  • Someone who will encourage the children to eat their meals sensibly and to try new foods.
  • Someone who will contribute to the wider life of the school 


  • Supervise the pupils when they are in the dining room eating lunch, encouraging good social skills and manners
  • Clear up the dining room after the lunch break including clearing any food and wrapping left on the tables, wiping the tables and chairs, and sweeping the floor.
  • Supervise activities and playground games where appropriate
  • Maintain the health, safety, welfare, good conduct and safeguarding of pupils during the break, having regard to special or additional needs
  • Setting out and storing equipment
  • Encourage pupils to select and eat healthy balanced meals
  • Provide a safe environment for pupils to play outside
  • Encourage children to be resilient and independent and follow the values of the school
  • Ensure the behaviour system is followed and deal with incidents accordingly.  Report to senior staff in line with the Academy’s policy
  • Provide first aid as required

If you would like more information regarding this position or would like to visit the school please contact Danielle Talland via email dtalland@bovingdonacademy.org.uk or phone 01442 406545



We reserve the right to set up interviews as applications are received and to remove this vacancy at any time. 


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Contact details

Danielle Talland , School Business Officer
Bovingdon Primary Academy High Street Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP3 0HL

Telephone: 01442406545
Email: Dtalland@bovingdonacademy.org.uk
Website: www.bovingdonacademy.org.uk
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