• The Award for Unsung Hero
  • Bridgetown School
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

A midday supervisor since 2014 and Lead Lunchtime Supervisor since 2019 (also a cleaner/caretaker and part-time Teaching Assistant), Manjit leads the lunchtime supervisor team, line-managing 10 members of staff, “sprinkling her magic day in, day out. “ 

Manjit regularly addresses assemblies about expectations for behaviour at lunchtimes.  Children know she is fair, firm and consistent in what she expects. She created a weekly award scheme to name eight children as ‘Lunchtime star of the week’.  They sit at a top table with tablecloth, napkins, juice, fresh flowers, place mats and lights, all provided and set up by Manjit.   

Manjit was recently appointed to a part-time SEN role, supporting a reception pupil with speech and language difficulties.  Her impact on him has been huge, building his confidence, empowering him to make friendships and supporting him to engage with school life.   

During the pandemic, she engaged the local supermarket to deliver food parcels for the school’s most vulnerable families.  Post-pandemic, when the school struggled to recruit midday supervisors, Manjit delivered flyers to hundreds of neighbourhood homes on foot.