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School Meals Supervisory Assistant (SMSA) – Relief Posts

Grade 1: £9.50-£9.60 per hour  

Hours: 7 ½ hours per week (permanent) - Relief (as and when required
Start/finish time: 12 noon - 1.30pm

Required from: as soon as possible

We are looking to appoint to our already successful SMSA team.  We have a number of relief posts vacant.  The role requires you to have experience of working with or looking after children (ages 3 -11 year old), have excellent verbal and communication skills and the ability to encourage the children in constructive and co-operative play. You will be required to supervise children in Nursery, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 over the lunchtime period, in addition to working with children inside and outside the building, organising games, activities and the one-to-one supervision of children with special educational needs.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring children eat their packed lunch / school dinner
  • Escorting children from the dinner hall to playground
  • Supporting children in the classroom on indoor play days due to weather conditions
  • Liaising with teachers about behaviour or playtime incidents
  • Making sure all areas are safe for pupils to play
  • Cleaning dinner hall after lunch, cleaning tables, sweeping floor etc
  • Working both inside and outside the building
  • Organising games activities and encouraging children in constructive and cooperative play
  • One to one supervision of children with special educational needs

Applicants must have experience of looking after or working with children between the ages of 3 and 11, and be hardworking, reliable and trustworthy.

Application packs are available from, and returnable to, Ms Julie Morris, PA to Co-Headteachers, Joseph Locke Primary School, Shaw Street, Barnsley, S70 6JL or Please call  01226 729910 if you require any further details.

Application packs are also available by visiting our website

Please note for these posts you must complete the school’s standard application form available from our website or by contacting Julie Morris on the email address or telephone number above.  Unfortunately, CV’s are not accepted.

Please note that school will conduct an online search of all shortlisted candidates. 

Please note for this post you will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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