Lunchtime Supervisor Job Description

1.     Reports to:                    

School business manager on a daily basis.


2.     Accountable to:

Head teacher


3.     Grade of post:

Grade C: point 8.


4.     Purpose of job:

To supervise and assist children during lunchtime, inside the school and in the playground, to ensure a safe and positive learning environment is maintained and that all children behave in an appropriate manner.

5.     Main accounabilities

1.    Provide a safe environment for children and take responsibility for supervising and assisting children over the lunchtime period. To make decisions to resolve problems and issues that may arise during the lunchtime period.

Duties to include:

  • monitoring children to encourage them to eat healthy lunches, helping children who are having difficulties, for example with cutting up food,
  • encouraging good table manners, and ensuring that behaviour does not become too boisterous.
  • supervising children in the playground (or in the hall or classroom in wet weather),
  • stop any dangerous behaviour,  
  • deal with any quarrels or fights,
  • comfort children who are upset,
  • they may deal with and follow procedures for minor injuries such as cuts, grazes and bruises,
  • organize games.


6.     Core hours:


11.55 to 1.10pm during term time plus teacher training days.

Weedon Bec Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This job is subject to an enhanced CRB check, medical check and satisfactory references.

Weedon Bec Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.