Lunchtime Supervisor

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Compass Free School, Southwark
Salary to be confirmed upon application
Bermondsey, Southwark, SE1
Job Type
Date Posted
1st May 2018

Job Description

Lunchtime Supervisor

At Compass School we believe that “everyone in the Compass School Community will confidently reach the destination to which they aspire”. This applies to everyone, including our staff team. Our four values of aspiration, integrity, exploration and resilience are reflected in all areas of the school and our work. We are extremely passionate about ensuring that our students meet the challenging targets that we set for them, and we strive to be outstanding and innovative practitioners ourselves.

Compass School has applied to join the prestigious City of London Family of Schools sponsored by the City of London and are already engaged in partnership work with the trust on a number of levels. The City of London family is not only the top ranking multi-academy trust in the country, but through the City heritage and values, brings opportunities through the Guilds and Livery Companies that serve as an aspirational bridge for our community.

Will you join us in reaching our aspirations?
If you share our values, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and are excited by the prospect of making a real contribution to a new and growing school, we want to hear from you.

About Compass School
Compass School Southwark is a four-form entry, mixed, 11-16 free school that opened in September 2013. Founded by a varied and experienced group of Trustees, the school will grow to offer an exceptional education to 600 young people in the heart of Bermondsey by September 2021 when it will move into a new state-of-the-art building on its current site. We are ideally located, just a short walk from Bermondsey Tube Station.

For further information about the school and the Trust, please go to

If you have any questions, contact us at or 0203 542 6506.







Job Description
Lunchtime Supervisor

Responsible to: Pastoral Support Leader
Start date: ASAP
Salary: London Living Wage
Hours: 12:45 – 14:45, Monday to Friday
Deadline: Sunday 13th May 2018
The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual with excellent communication skills to join our team working in a friendly, lively environment to ensure the security, safety and good conduct of our students. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising students in an area of the school grounds during the lunch break and will need to have a confident and positive approach to dealing with students of secondary school age.

There may also be exam invigilation opportunities available for the right candidate during examination periods.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview and to experience lunchtimes at first hand.

Key responsibilities
• Safeguard all students and ensure that school systems are followed
• Carry out duties effectively, dealing with problems and maintaining the health and safety of all students
• Maintain a safe hazard free environment, taking prompt and effective action to deal with any such spillages / hazards in accordance with school procedures.
• Clearing and cleaning the dining area after lunchtime service.
• Be vigilant at all times, raising concerns about any students with the teachers or Leadership team

Statement of Purpose
To work under the direction and instruction of senior staff to provide the care of the children during the school lunch break.

Supervision of Students
• Supervision of children before, during and after the meal, including the supervising of children to deposit leftover food from plates into receptacles provided.
• Supervision of children eating outside the dining area - to oversee that the debris left by children is removed/cleaned.
• Summoning help, where necessary, in case of injury or illness and providing basic first aid for minor injuries, in line with the School’s procedures.

Support to Students
• Patrolling the playground and “out of bounds” areas regularly.
• Organising games and activities.

Communication and Partnership
• Communicate CST values, aims, policies and plans to staff, students and parents.
• Create, maintain and enhance effective working relationships with staff.
• Maintain an effective system of record keeping, reporting and communication.
• Help to ensure that good communications are maintained throughout the school.
• Look for and use opportunities to support the development of the whole child through spiritual, moral, social and cultural activities.
• Develop and encourage good relations between the school and the local and wider community.
• Work closely with other schools, locally, nationally and internationally.
• Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with.
• Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, behaviour, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.
• Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
• Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
• Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
• Assist with student needs as appropriate during the school day.


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