Lunchtime supervision policies and procedures

Find examples of lunchtime supervision policies and procedures from primary and secondary schools.

Last reviewed on 7 April 2022
School types: AllSchool phases: AllRef: 41545
  1. Primary schools
  2. Secondary schools

Primary schools

Beckstone Primary School in Cumberland has a lunchtime policy and procedures document that outlines:

  • Communication between lunchtime supervisors and teachers
  • Where supervisors should be located on the school playgrounds
  • Guidance for supervisors, including agreed phrases used throughout the school

St Hugh's School, an independent school in Lincolnshire, has a supervision policy that sets out:

  • The school’s legal obligations to supervise pupils
  • Supervision during lunchtime, breaktime and at arrival and departure times
  • Supervision during bad weather

Secondary schools

King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy in Birmingham publishes a safeguarding supervision policy on its website. The policy sets out the school’s commitment to keeping pupils safe and supervised at all times. It covers:

  • Supervision during the school day, including lessons and breaks
  • The responsibility of staff and prefects during lunch
  • Supervision arrangements in the dining room

Anthony Gell School in Derbyshire, covers lunchtime supervision in its health and safety policy (see page 14).

The policy states:

  • The senior leadership team, and other staff on a voluntary basis, provide lunchtime supervision
  • The headteacher is responsible for monitoring safety at lunchtime

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.