Midday Supervisor
Tymberwood Academy
Cerne Road Gravesend, Kent, England DA12 4BN
Start Date
As soon as possible
£21,293 FTE (pro-rata for part-time)

About the Role

We are looking to appoint a part-time Midday Supervisor for general catering duties, serving and cleaning of dining areas in the school.

You need to be committed to providing children with a safe and enjoyable lunchtime period. You will assist with pupils’ table manners and use of cutlery and will also be responsible for coordinating a range of interactive play activities, administering minor first aid and ensuring the welfare and safety of the pupils.

The successful candidate will need to be:

  • Reliable and punctual, always working with a positive attitude
  • Flexible and efficient whilst working as part of a team
  • Friendly and caring
  • Aware of the hygiene standards required in a school lunchtime environment
  • Committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of pupils
  • Bright, lively, and physically fit individual who can take charge of the pupils in the dining hall during lunchtime, ensuring that the pupils are safe
  • Warm in character and fully committed to teamwork, recognising that more can be achieved together than is possible as individuals
  • An individual willing to learn about hygiene in the workplace

Background to Tymberwood Academy

Tymberwood Academy is a thriving two form entry school (with a Nursery) which serves approximately 450 pupils. The school is often called, “The hidden gem of Gravesend!” as not many parents and carers know that it exists – but when they send their child to Tymberwood they can see that the school gives them the best possible chances to succeed through nurturing their potential; aiming to inspire this generation of children to be the best that they can be by providing them with excellence in all areas. The school is lucky to be able to do this in the expansive grounds that we have.

Tymberwood has a broad, balanced and community relevant curriculum. The three main pillars in which we build around are: Skills and Knowledge, Enriching Opportunities and Behaviours for Life. We want our children to acquire targeted and transferable skills whilst learning critical and broad banks of knowledge which allow pupils to fully prepare for the next stages of their learning journey. Distinctive enrichment opportunities are woven throughout the school; they explicitly link to learning where cultural awareness and capital is built upon and solidified. This also includes our 11 promises of experiences that the children will have before they leave our school, 11 before 11. Preparing pupils for the next stage of their learning, and for a place in modern Britain, is about developing the whole child. We must prepare them with the character, virtues and values to withstand the winds of change and positively impact on society.

We whole heartedly believe that enticing children to read and building a real passion towards reading for pleasure is essential in laying the strong foundations needed for all areas and aspects of learning. We equip them with the ability to decode whilst growing them as individual readers.

Tymberwood has a SRP (Specialist Resource Provision) for Physical Disabilities and we serve a higher than average number of pupils with SEND, the staff are unrelenting in their drive to give the children the highest quality provision. Staff thinking and daily action is fully child and need centred and staff see no barrier in what children can achieve, no matter what their starting point. Moreover, the everyday ethos and climate at Tymberwood is something that we are immensely proud of.

At Tymberwood, we are absolutely committed to continuous improvement where we are always striving to sharpen the quality of the children’s learning.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website.

Closing Date
Thursday 7 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities,
• A competitive salary,
• Term-time only and flexible working
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.