St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

Current Vacancies at St Mary's School

Please find below detailed our current vacancies 

Introduction letter from the Head Teacher

Midday Supervisory Assistant - MDSA / Play Leader


We are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic individuals to join our lunch time staff to supervise and lead children’s playground play.


We would welcome applicants who are:

  • Willing to work well as part of a dedicated team of both MDSAs and Teaching assistants to support lunch time play as well as undertaking supervisory activities. These activites would include:
  • Leading children’s games and play so that they become more physically active during our lunch hour.
  • Encouraging children to include each other in play
  • Supporting the school’s Sports Leaders to facilitate play with their peers
  • Helping children to resolve disagreements independently
  • Addressing incidents of poor behaviour choices
  • Familiar with the need to safeguard children and understand its importance.
  • Willing to support the Catholic ethos of the school.

In addition, there may also be times where the post holder may need to carry out a variety of supervisory duties that will include:

  • Setting up / clearing away the lunch hall.
  • Clear spillages and cleaning the floor.
  • Helping children with their lunches e.g cutting food
  • Encouraging children to eat their lunches
  • Minor first aid incidents
  • Other tasks as specified by the school’s leadership team or senior MDSA


We can offer a school that:

  • Is founded on Christian values
  • Believes it is important to nurture as well as challenge pupils.
  • Has a welcoming and friendly environment with a dedicated team of staff.
  • Has happy, well behaved children who are keen to learn.
  • Values inclusivity, is proud of its diversity and is a place where families are encouraged to take an active part in the life of the school.
  • Is a school community that sees learning as a life long journey where our goal is to improve the life chances of our pupils.
  • Has a committed and knowledgeable Governing Body / IEB who challenge and support school leadership.


Hours of work:               1 hour 15 minutes / day – Monday to Friday (Term time only - 38 weeks / year)

                                      12:00 – 13:15 or 11:45 – 13:00 (to be agreed at interview)


Contract type:                Fixed term for 1 year pending a staffing review.


Closing date (and time): 


Interview date:               


Commencement date:   As soon as possible, following completion of satisfactory safeguarding checks.


Please contact the school office if you are interested in the above positions. An application form can be found here

MDSA Job Profile

MDSA Personal Specification