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Midday and Wrap-Around Care Role Interview Pack

Midday and Wrap-Around Care Role Interview Pack

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Looking to recruit a new midday supervisor or wrap-around care assistant? If you’re wondering what tasks to set and interview questions to ask in order to recruit the right candidate for your school, this Midday and Wrap-Around Care Interview Pack can support you plan the interview day.
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What's included in this bundle?

A pack with accompanying templates to help your school setting plan and prepare the interview day, including interview questions and tasks, when recruiting a midday supervisor, breakfast and after-school club staff or anyone in a similar role. This pack contains guidance that allows you to consider the setup of the interview day itself, but if you're new to recruitment or want to ensure the entire recruitment process is smooth, you may find it help to purchase the Recruitment, Interview and Employment Compliance Guidance Pack alongside this interview pack.

When you make your purchase, you'll receive a ZIP file containing the whole pack, including:

  • Concise 8-page Guidance PDF in full colour containing all the guidance, research and information you need.
  • 7 fully editable and easy-to-use templates that can be adapted for your setting. These include:
  1. Midday and Wrap-Around Care Role Interview Questions
  2. Midday Supervisor Interview Task - Circle Time
  3. Wrap-Around Care Assistant Interview Task - Craft Activity
  4. Midday Supervisor Job Role Description
  5. Midday Supervisor Person Specification
  6. Wrap-Around Care Assistant Job Role Description
  7. Wrap-Around Care Assistant Person Specification

Included in this midday and wrap-around care role interview pack are two different editable interview tasks plus a wide variety of example interview questions and answers so you can find a brilliant lunchtime supervisor or wrap-around care worker for your school. The job description and person specification for will also support you in advertising for a new meal time assistant (MTA) or breakfast and after-school club (BASC) staff member so you attract the right candidates. Use these, alongside the interview tasks and midday and wrap-around care assistant interview questions to create a recruitment package that's tailored to exactly what your school is looking for in a new MTA or BASC staff member.

While the pack is tailored towards appointing a new midday supervisor or wrap-around care assistant, it can be used to support the recruitment process for any role like this that involves supervising children in a school setting, including lunchtime assistant, midday activity assistants, lunchtime supervisor, 'dinner lady', meal time assistant, MTA, breakfast club supervisor, after school club supervisor or any role similar to these.

Who will find this resource useful?

Headteachers, senior leaders, members of the governing body and trustees who lead recruitment processes will find this time-saving pack useful. This pack is also helpful for aspiring midday supervisors or wrap-around care assistants wishing to develop their understanding of the interview process, or for those currently in post who are looking for a new role in a different setting. 

What questions does this pack have the answers to?

Planning and leading an effective recruitment process ensures you've put your school in the best position possible to recruit a new midday supervisor or wrap-around care assistant who's going to support pupil's play, learning and social development as well as providing a vital service for the school. Using carefully selected interview questions and tasks will help to ensure this is a positive experience for both those on the panel and those applying for the role, meaning your new midday assistant or BASC staff member has the best possible start in your setting. 

Key questions answered:

  • How could an interview day for a midday supervisor or a wrap-around care assistant be structured?
  • What interview tasks could be used when recruiting a new MTA or breakfast and after school club member?
  • What interview questions could a new wrap-around care supervisor or lunchtime assistant be asked during the interview process?
  • Where can I access more support on the recruitment and post-recruitment process?

What else can help me?

If you're looking for support with the recruitment or staff induction processes, we've got multiple packs available to help you. Best of all, you can get 20% off each item if you buy 3 or more resources about recruitment and induction, so why not see what's available?

If you're new to the recruitment process or are looking to build your understanding of how to tackle recruitment through each stage of the process, including advertising, shortlisting, interviewing, pre-employment and employment compliance, then you'll find the following pack useful.

If you're looking to recruit for multiple school roles, you may find the following packs supportive to help you plan interview days for those roles too:

To support your new staff member with induction into your setting, why not have a look at the following help guidance pack:

To provide meaningful professional development from the beginning of your new staff member's employment, skills audits are a valuable way to amplify the induction process, identify CPD opportunities and support the appraisal process.