Lunchtime roles are crucial to the effective functioning of a school.
Supervisory Assistants supervise pupils over the break period, dealing with behaviour and welfare issues as they arise in the dinner hall or playground. Supervisory Assistants are generally managed by Senior Supervisory Assistants, who in addition to staff management, also ensure that any specific concerns that have arisen over lunch regarding particular pupils are shared with class teachers.
Lunchtime supervisors need to be able to communicate with adults and children and enjoy working in a school environment. There are not normally any formal qualification and experience requirements. Supervisory Assistants seeking career development, often more into classroom support roles.
Cooks and catering staff help prepare food and plan the menu for school meals according to a fixed budget. These roles include a variety of activities from preparing meals, ordering food to managing budgets, staff and health and safety issues.
For these roles, good communication and organisational skills are needed along with good standards of hygiene.
The majority of Hampshire schools engage the County Council’s catering service, HC3S to provide the catering service. If you are interested in roles with HC3S, please visit Jobs & Working. Some schools may provide their own catering services so please also look at current support vacancies.