Cherry Lane Primary School

School Meals Supervisory Assistant
Post Start Date: ASAP
Closing date: 07/05/2021
Closing time: 11:59 AM

Lunchtime vacancy: School Meal Supervisory Assistant (SMSA)

Contract type: Temporary until July 2021
Salary information: Scale 2, (points 3 to 4) £3,733 - £3,800 per annum
Working hours: Monday – Friday, 7.5hrs per week (Term time only - 38 weeks) 

We are seeking to appoint responsible, hardworking and reliable lunchtime staff to join our existing friendly team of dinner ladies. Normal working hours are from 12.00 to 1.30pm, however due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently operating lunchtime on a staggered year group basis. Depending on the year group that you are assigned to work we may ask you to amend your time of work. Your start/finish time will not vary by more than half an hour from ‘normal’ SMSA working hours.  

Duties include supervising pupils during the lunch period. You will assist the children whilst they eat their lunch, ensure that good hygiene is maintained and supervise them in their playtime.   

The role will entail:
  • Encouraging healthy eating
  • Engaging children in play activities
  • Keeping our children safe
  • Communicating effectively with both adults and pupils.
The ideal candidate will be a reliable, friendly and patient person who especially enjoys interacting with children. You must be hard-working, able to use own initiative and work well as part of a team.

Cherry Lane is a friendly multi-cultural school in which all children are encouraged to fulfil their potential.  Our goal is to create an atmosphere of mutual support where we learn from each other and achieve well together.

Closing date: 12pm on Thursday 6th May 2021.


Supporting Documents

Additional Information
CVs will not be accepted

Safeguarding Statement
Cherry Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.


Our Location
Address: Sipson Road, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 9DL