11 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

G2 SCP 2 (FTE £22,366) Actual Salary £5,042 based on 10 hours per week Term Time only

Playworker job summary

Wrenthorpe Academy is a popular and successful 1.5 form entry primary school serving the community of Wrenthorpe. The school was inspected by Ofsted in March 2020. Inspectors praised the school’s culture for learning and ambitious drive for high standards across the curriculum. The school is committed to providing a stimulating, creative environment so that all children enjoy learning, make outstanding progress and reach their potential. The school is constantly striving to provide high-quality learning opportunities, which engage, challenge and inspire all our pupils.

We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for education – someone who is driven to make a difference to the lives of the children they work with.

Waterton Academy Trust is a forward-thinking group of 14 partner schools and 4 pre-schools serving Wakefield and Barnsley. The trust’s primary goal is to ensure all pupils receive an excellent standard of education. Wrenthorpe Academy joined the trust as an academy convertor in 2017 and staff, governors, pupils and families are very proud to be part of this collaborative group.

We are looking for a Playworker who:

Fully support the ethos of the school

Be willing to participate with games and activities; both in and outdoors. These activities can vary

on a daily basis so need to be tolerate of change

Be a team player with good interpersonal skills

Be patient, caring, understanding, positive and supportive

Ensure table manners are maintained

Report accident forms if necessary

Respond well to delegation as required by the supervisor & senior members of staff

Record inappropriate pupil behaviour and convey serious incidents to the senior leaders

Have good communication skills

Act as a positive role model

In return we can offer:

A supportive and forward thinking leadership team

Professional development opportunities

An absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting welfare and safety of staff and children

A great atmosphere which promotes inclusion and co-operation

A health and wellbeing package

A cycle to work scheme

An excellent pension package

Commitment to safeguarding

Waterton Academy Trust is committed to ensuring children are supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all whilst promoting welfare and expect all staff to share this responsibility.
We follow safer recruitment processes.
An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful candidates and two satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of any unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered.
We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and have a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders.
We are wholly committed in ensuring that all employees and applicants are treated equally.

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About Wrenthorpe Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
315 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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