I work at a primary school as a Midday Supervisor, and as a Learning Support Assistant in the afternoons. The MSA job is a one-to-one with a special needs child. My MSA job starts at 11.45 which involves putting out tables and chairs and also helping the other children with cutting up food, water etc. Lunchtime finishes at 1.00 when I then go straight into the classroom for my LSA with the same child, until the end of the school day at 3.20. As it is too early to have any lunch before my MSA job, I take it with me and have to eat it standing up or when I am walking around seeing to the other childrens needs as well. (We are not allowed to sit down with the children). Recently I have been informed that we are now no longer allowed to have any lunch as it sets a bad example to the children, having to stand up to eat it. Going from 7.30 in the morning to 3.20 without anything to eat is a long time but we were told we could eat it once the children are outside but that would mean walking round the playground eating it. Do we have any rights to have lunch? A couple of us have considered taking it in turns to 'go to the toilet' and eating it in there.