School lunchtime supervisor apprenticeships - where to start
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You can apply directly to vacancies advertised by schools in your local area. Experience of working with children and a first aid qualification could give you an advantage when applying for jobs.
School lunchtime supervisor apprenticeships - what it takes
Skills and knowledge
- sensitivity and understanding
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to work well with others
- to be flexible and open to change
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- excellent verbal communication skills
- customer service skills
- thinking and reasoning skills
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Restrictions and Requirements
You'll need to pass enhanced background checks and
be over 18 years of age.
School lunchtime supervisor apprenticeships - what you'll do
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- helping children cut up their food, if needed
- encouraging good behaviour and table manners
- supervising children in the playground (or indoors if wet weather)
- comforting children who are upset
- dealing with minor injuries like cuts, grazes and bruises
- organising games
You could work at a school.
Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time.
You may need to wear a uniform.
Career path and progression - School lunchtime supervisor apprenticeships
With experience, you could become a senior supervisor.
You could also become a teaching assistant.