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Midday Supervisory Assistant

Job Reference RM/MDSA



River Mead School

Closing date:

9.00am on Tuesday 1st June 2021

Interview date:

To be confirmed


1 – 1.5 hours per day, between 12 – 1.30pm, term time only

Contract type:



This appointment is to provide temporary cover pending the outcome of an organisational review and will cease when a permanent staffing structure has been secured. There may be the opportunity for the post to become permanent, for the right candidate pending the outcome of the staffing structure review.


£9.05 per hour

Start date:

As soon as possible

Role overview:

River Mead School is a nurturing and friendly primary school, with a growing nursery on site and a Resource base for children with complex learning needs; River Mead is part of the wider family of the The Mead Academy Trust. For the successful candidate, this exciting development offers the opportunity to be part of a high functioning team.

We are seeking to appoint a Midday Supervisory Assistant to start ASAP. The role will involve working as part of the MDSA team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • General cleaning, washing & sweeping, emptying litter bins
  • Setting up and cleaning in the lunch hall
  • Supporting children in the lunch hall and/or in the play ground
  • Any other duties which reasonably fall within the role of the postholder

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrate high standards of personal organisation
  • Be able to follow direction and use initiative
  • Highly positive and energetic
  • Relish accountability and take personal responsibility for own actions
  • Able to build trust and mutual respect between pupils, families and staff
  • A good health record
  • Good and appropriate sense of humour

Previous experience of supporting children is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

We offer all of our staff:

  • An excellent working environment, with access to all the resources you need to undertake your role effectively
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues from schools across The Trust
  • Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children who are keen to learn and deserve the best
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • A commitment to high quality professional development and career progression

The Job Reference for this post is TRM/MDSA.

Other information

Unfortunately we are currently unable to support visits, but the Information Pack will give you a real ‘feel’ for our ethos, vision and values. If you’ve got questions after reading the pack, please email us.
Candidate Information Pack
Download an Application Form
Diversity & Monitoring Form