Afternoon Supervisor (Junior School)

£15,000 - £19,999
11 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

A culture of community and kindness

Highgate is a different kind of independent school. We are a School whose charitable ethos is an inextricable part of both staff and pupil DNA. Highgate doesn’t exist in a bubble, but is connected to, and part of, a community. We have partnerships with over 60 state Schools across 7 London boroughs, and, in 2017, Highgate co-founded the free sixth form school, The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET), with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club as business sponsors.

Award-winning success

Founded over 450 years ago in 1565 by Sir Roger Cholmeley, Highgate is one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent schools for pupils aged 3-18. There are currently in the region of 1,850 pupils split across our Pre-Preparatory School, Junior School and Senior School sites, in conjunction with approximately 550 teaching and support staff. We are proud to be able to claim some of the top academic results across the UK, as well as titles of Independent School of the Year 2019 and 2020, and Independent School of the Year for Social Mobility 2019. Pupils are also able to participate in over 77 co-curricular clubs as diverse as bee-keeping, medical society and robotics.

Working with us

The School is situated in one of the most attractive and sought-after areas of North London, only a short journey from Central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. The hilltop site in Highgate Village is the historic site of the Senior School. A few hundred yards along Hampstead Lane in Bishopswood Road lie the Junior and Pre-Preparatory Schools and the extensive playing fields, adjacent to the open spaces of Kenwood and Hampstead Heath. The Northern Line underground station is a short walk away and it is four miles to Central London.

Working at Highgate offers the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and welcoming community, committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care for its pupils. The Governors consider the development of excellence in the education offered to the pupils to be the underlying purpose of activities undertaken by all staff.

Highgate is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers, overseas police check if necessary and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


The Junior School Supervisor role is diverse and rewarding. The supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the safety and security of pupils during break times and after School, both outside and inside a classroom, for assisting on School trips and supporting the work of the Pupil Welfare Officer.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working with children, a strong commitment to health and safety and be confident managing the behaviour of groups of children. It is an expectation that the candidate will wish to become fully involved within the School community and work to reinforce the ethos of the School.

  • Undertaking effective pupil supervision as and when required. This will include in and around all the Junior School buildings including the playing field, cloakrooms and classrooms
  • Distributing lunchtime equipment and ensuring it is safely put away
  • Administering the ordering of any new equipment as necessary
  • Maintaining clean and tidy play areas
  • Ensuring that the cloakrooms are well used and tidy throughout and at the end of the day
  • Managing lost property in the Junior School. Ensuring that belongings are returned to their owners in an efficient and timely manner
  • Assisting with escorting pupils to the School bus service between 15:40 and 16:00
  • Providing after School supervision between 16:00 and 17:00 daily
  • Assisting the Welfare Officer with administration duties, such as the registers.
  • Assisting the Assistant Principal (Communications & Partnership) with the management of the extra-curricular activities programme (including monitoring and responding to the clubs email and monitoring, updating and reporting on attendance and registers of clubs)
  • Assisting the SLT team on an ad-hoc basis with administration support as required
  • Accompanying off-site trips where required
  • Liaising with the Deputy Principal regarding any pastoral, behavioural or procedural difficulties
  • Developing appropriate relationships with each pupil including learning their names and being able to recognise and report concerning behaviours
  • Engaging the pupils in constructive and positive activities and being proactive at all times
  • Reinforcing the values, expectations and behaviours required by the School
  • Being a positive and enthusiastic role model to the pupils
  • Taking shared responsibility for health and safety and cleanliness and tidiness of communal areas
  • Providing basic first aid as appropriate.
  • Managing the school’s lost property
  • Accompanying pupils to the School Nurse if required