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Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant - Cardinal Newman Catholic School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What is the job role?

The governors of this popular, over-subscribed, Catholic school are seeking to appoint a Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant. The successful candidate will join the school at an exciting time as we prepare for the development of a brand new school opening in January 2026. We are looking for someone to join our Mid-Day supervisory team, to maintain good conduct of pupils during breaks and none-classroom time and undertake routine ancillary duties.

The school has an excellent reputation, built on strong and longstanding relationships with the local community and beyond. In our recent Section 48 inspection (March 2022) the school was recognised as outstanding:

Pupils know whom to go to if there is a problem, and they value the strong community spirit. They speak of solid relationships with their tutors and the extended community to which they belong, contributing to excellent behaviour.”

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for the supervision of pupils in the dining hall, playground areas and school premises
  • Organise activities for pupils where necessary in particular indoors when there is inclement weather
  • Undertake ancillary duties including the wiping of tables, cleaning of spillages etc
  • Any other Ad Hoc duties where school or kitchen staff require support or additional staff presence

The following duties are neither exclusive nor exhausted and the post holder may be requested to carry out other appropriate duties required by the Headteacher or Governors.

Cardinal Newman School can offer:

  • A well-motivated body of students.
  • A friendly, enthusiastic and supportive staff.
  • CPD programmes to support and develop teachers particularly for NQTs.
  • A vibrant programme of extra-curricular activities, which broaden the experience of our students.
  • A caring ethos with strong international links and a commitment to actively supporting global charity and fundraising projects.
  • National College membership
  • Access to our gym facilities and opportunities to get involved in staff-organised sports.
  • Our staff-led wellbeing group and common room association where we plan social events for all our staff are welcome to participate.
  • Staff Benefits –including cycle to work scheme, car benefits, home and electronics and care first support offering counselling and support services.


Cardinal Newman is a highly successful 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school set in 37-acre grounds in the pleasant outskirts of Coventry. This is a fantastic opportunity to help lead the school and make a significant contribution to the future success of the school. We are located within easy access of all areas of Coventry and commutable from surrounding areas such as Birmingham, Solihull, Leamington Spa and Sutton Coldfield.

To apply please visit:

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should we receive an overwhelming number of applications before the closing date.

As part of our strong commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 (KCSIE), online searches will undertaken for prospective

Our 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 required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

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