Thomas Reade Primary School is a warm, welcoming family school with happy and enthusiastic children. Our vision is raising achievement through effective education in a caring community.

Thomas Reade Primary School

Breakfast club assistant

Thomas Reade Primary School is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We’ll consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership.

Salary: Grade 4 – £19, 264, £19,650 (FTE, pro-rata)

Hours: 8 hours term time only: 7.30-9am Monday to Thursday and 7-9am Friday

Contract type: Part-time, permanent

Reporting to: Breakfast club manager

Closing date: Monday 26th September 2022 @ 12.00 pm

Interview date: Monday 3rd October 2022

Main purpose

Participate in the day-to-day running of the extended provision to ensure the safety and wellbeing of pupils in your care. This will involve preparing engaging activities and making sure all pupils follow relevant policies and procedures.

Duties and responsibilities

Planning and delivering activities

  • Plan and deliver age-appropriate activities and experiences to support pupils’ development
  • Offer educational instruction where needed to help pupils to share equipment
  • Supervise pupils during activities and help to resolve issues between pupils
  • Monitor pupils that aren’t engaging in play and feedback any concerns to class teachers
  • Manage stock of resources necessary to carry out planned activities

Health and safety

  • Observe pupils and the environment and take action to minimise any identified health and safety risks
  • Deliver first aid to respond to minor and major incidents
  • Record details of incidents in line with the school’s reporting procedures
  • Feedback concerns relating to pupils’ health and safety to a senior member of staff
  • Make sure all food is prepared in line with health and safety standards and that the dietary requirements of pupils are met
  • Co-ordinate regular maintenance of equipment and make sure the stock of equipment is maintained
    (e.g. first aid kits)
  • Offer support with setting up and putting away all equipment safely


  • Report any incidents of serious misbehaviour to the relevant staff member, in line with the school’s behaviour policy
  • Take necessary action to minimise disruption and harm to pupils, in line with the school’s behaviour policy
  • Follow any directions from class teachers on supporting specific pupils with challenging behaviour
  • Support pupils with their independence and self-esteem when carrying out activities

Working with others

  • Support other extended provision staff, setting clear expectations for the requirements of their role


  • Be responsible for pupils until the school day starts / a parent/carer arrives for collection, making efforts to contact the parent/carer in the case of lateness
  • Look out for any unidentified visitors approaching the school and follow the school’s procedures for approaching/reporting individuals

Other areas of responsibility

  • Read and follow the relevant school policies
  • Undertake training required to develop in the role

Person specification

and training
First aid training (or willingness to complete it)
Food hygiene training (or willingness to complete it)Safeguarding training (or willingness to complete it)
ExperienceWorking with children or young people
Planning activities to engage pupils and support development
Skills and knowledgeAbility to respond quickly and effectively to issues that arise
Ability to use own initiative and take action accordingly
Effective communication with adults and children
Ability to deliver instructions to junior team members
Ability to take a firm but fair approach to handling behaviour issues in line with the school’s policies
Ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues
Personal qualitiesCommitment to supporting and understanding pupil needs
Commitment to upholding and promoting the ethos and values of the school
Commitment to maintaining appropriate confidentiality at all times
Commitment to safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion


This job description may be amended at any time in consultation with the postholder.

If you don’t have all of the experience listed above but are interested in applying, contact Kate Pearson, Office Manager on 01235 554795.

Application Procedure

Please complete an Oxfordshire County Council Application Form (CVs cannot be accepted) and email to by Monday 26th September 2022 @ 12.00 pm.

Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

Lunchtime supervisor role

Salary: £9.50 per hour  

Hours: 5 hours term time only: 12-1pm Monday to Friday 

Contract type: Part-time, permanent  

Reporting to: Deputy Headteacher 

Closing date: Friday 30th September 2022 @ 12.00 pm 

Interview date: Wednesday 5th October 2022 

Please see full advert here.

Application form.