South Petherton Junior School, Hayes End, South Petherton, TA13 5AG

Tel: 01460 240172

*Lunchtime Server

Salary Grade 16 Point 2: Daily lunchtime session 11.45am – 1.30pm / term time only

We require a Lunchtime Assistant to support our hot meals’ provision. The ideal candidate will work alongside an experienced lunch time team and have overall responsibility for meal preparation, serving and cleaning of the Kitchen after the meal service. The successful candidate will be expected to receive Food Hygiene training that is delivered on-line and DBS for our Safeguarding requirements.

The contract is Fixed Term in the first instance and then, after a successful induction period, would be open to extension. We would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Please contact the school for an application pack or to speak to Office staff for more information.

Becoming a School Governor

Would you like to be involved in raising standards of achievement and improving and supporting our school?

If so, why not consider volunteering to be a school governor?

Every school is managed by a Board of Governors. Governors work with the school Headteacher to meet the educational needs of the schools pupils in a secure and safe environment.

How could it benefit me?
Being a school governor at South Petherton Junior School can bring great satisfaction through the opportunity to make a difference to the effective running of our school.  Governors work as a team in contributing knowledge and expertise and in making collective decisions for the school.  As a governor you acquire transferable skills and experience that can benefit you both personally and professionally.  Free training is also provided each term on a number of subjects essential to support you in your role.

Who can apply to be a school governor?
Parents, teachers and people over 18 years old can apply to be a school governor.

Do I need specific qualifications to be a school governor?

 As a governor, what should you be able to do?

  • Attend and participate in governors’ meetings on a regular basis, usually six full Governing Body meetings per year.
  • Attend mandatory training provided by the Local Authority.
  • Attend other training sessions to further your knowledge and expertise.
  • Spend time getting to know the school through link governor visits/learning walks.
  • Respect confidentiality at all times.
  • Adhere to our Governing Body’s Code of Conduct.

What is a school parent governor?
Parent governors play a vital role on governing bodies, holding the unique position of having a parental viewpoint of the school. … It is important for parent governors to establish a rapport with the parental body which elected him/her, whilst continuing to maintain a strategic approach to school governance.

If you are interested in becoming a governor at our school, please contact:

Dr Martin Rawlings MBE, Chair of Governors: