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  • Start date details

    A soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£3,649.00 Annually (Actual) Pro rata salary £3,649 (£21,293 FTE)

Play Leader job summary

Post Title: Play Leader

School: Greenlands Primary School

Contract Type: Permanent

Contract Hours: 7.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

Working Pattern: 11.45a.m - 1.15pm Monday to Friday

Grade: Kent Range 3

Salary: £3,649 pro rata salary (£21,293 FTE)

Position Start Date: As soon as possible

Advert Closing Date (We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date): 30th April 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

At Greenlands, we are excited to have begun our transformation of lunchtimes and provision of play for our children. We are seeking to appoint an two individuals who understands the importance of play and will be able to support and facilitate the play process. They will join our Play Team and work together with SLT to set and run our lunchtimes.

The successful candidates will need to be reliable, flexible, work well in a team and be committed to making lunch time experiences fun and engaging for all children.

All children and young people need to play. The impulse to play is innate, it is fundamental to the healthy development and well-being of individuals. Research shows that play contributes to children’s physical and emotional health, well-being, approach to learning and enjoyment of school.

Your Opportunity:

We are looking for candidates who can bring new ideas for how to raise the profile of play, physical activity, and social communication. We are looking for staff to help deliver high quality and well supervised play activities during lunchtime.

The successful candidates will support the active supervision of children in the dining and play areas to ensure the welfare and safety of children during school lunch breaks.

We are looking for a pro-active individuals to work collaboratively and flexibly within our team, build good working relationships with both children and adults and demonstrate a respectful and caring attitude towards all our children.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the school office on 01474 703178

Greenlands Primary School

At Greenlands Primary School, we are looking for an two enthusiastic, committed Play Leaders to join our supportive, friendly school. Working over the lunchtime period, your role will be to engage our children in a range of enriching playtime games and experiences, ensuring that positive lunchtimes are enjoyed by all.

We are a small, family school where every child and staff member is treated as an individual and is welcomed as part of the Greenlands’ family. You will work with a supportive, caring team of staff who will ensure that you are able to achieve within your role.

For further information about the school, please visit https:/www.greenlandsprimary.org.uk

Cygnus Academies Trust

Greenlands is part of Cygnus Academies Trust who are a group of friendly, like-minded schools, working together in the best interest of all our children. Driven by a desire to collaborate at every level, with an emphasis on staff development and opportunities for all. Cygnus Academies Trust schools really are a fantastic place to work and learn.

Our approach is to allow all schools to retain and celebrate their uniqueness. While ensuring; great teaching and learning, strong leadership and management, effective local governance, curriculum expertise, visionary business and financial management.

For further information about the Trust, please visit www.cygnus.org.uk


We offer

Local Government Pension Scheme

Employee support services.

Effective CPD opportunities

Collaborative working with other schools within our Trust

Safer Recruitment

Cygnus Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview. Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Additional Information

- References will be requested for shortlisted applicants prior to interview.

- Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete and return a Self-Disclosure form prior to interview.

- Online Searches will be carried out on shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any concerns will be discussed with candidates at interview.

- Further vetting checks including an enhanced DBS, incorporating a check of the Children’s Barred List, will be undertaken on provisional offer.

- The Child Protection Policy can be found on the school website.

- The Employment of Ex-Offenders Policy can be found on the Trust website.

This post is a customer-facing position and falls within the scope of the Code of Practice on English Language Requirement for Public Sector Workers. The school has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.


Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Greenlands Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
187 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

Our school is a place where children are taught how to learn and engage in an inclusive, broad and balanced creative curriculum. Our school vision of ‘right kit, right mind, right place, right time’, supports all that we aim to do as a school.

Through the work of all staff, Greenlands aspires for its children to leave as independent, reflective, resilient and aspirational learners who are ready for the challenges of life after they leave Greenlands.

Our school is a happy school where the success of every child matters. We have dedicated, caring and enthusiastic staff who are committed to developing the knowledge, skills and understanding which enable your child to enjoy learning. Our Governing body is an integral part of our school and works with us to ensure that the best possible education and opportunities are available to all.

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