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  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

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Working pattern

Part time: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3:15-6pm

Contract type


Pay scale

Salary to be paid on the National Pay Spine Scale 1 - £11.59-£11.79 depending on skills and experience.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Petersfield Church of England (Aided) Primary School is a small, rural school serving families from within the parish boundaries of Orwell, Arrington, Croydon, Tadlow, Whaddon and Wimpole and from many other locations outside of our school catchment. Our vision inspires us to 'Live life to the full'. We are committed to ensuring each pupil thrives and to support this we are looking for a playworker to join our wonderful staff team.

We require a playworker to join our small but enthusiastic and friendly team of Puffins staff. We are looking for someone who:

  • is caring, patient and enthusiastic, with good communication skills and has high expectations.
  • fosters a therapeutic approach to supporting pupils to thrive.
  • is able to plan with pupils and other playworkers to deliver exciting activities for all pupils who attend the out of school hours club
  • is highly motivated and keen to further raise standards.
  • is happy to take a lead in catering (optional)

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Happy, enthusiastic, keen and well behaved pupils.
  • Term time only working
  • A free place for a Playworker’s own school age children
  • A friendly school community with a distinctive ethos.

  • A redecorated and rejuvenated learning environment.

A supportive school Senior Leadership team where effort, encouragement and excellence are celebrated and where professional development opportunities are provided.

Further details about the role

Visits to our school are actively encouraged. To arrange a visit, please contact our school secretary, Miss Laura Whetlor or Miss Eleanor Williams on 01223 207382 or via office@petersfield.cambs.sch.uk. Should you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th May 2024 with the interview date planned from 16th May 2024.

We actively promote equality of opportunity in employment to reflect the communities we serve. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria will be offered an interview. This school is committed to safeguarding including the Prevent agenda and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this. Giving false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected and referred to the police. Any appointment made will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, right to work in the UK and qualifications check, online check, satisfactory references and medical clearance. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice and information in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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)
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 Petersfield CofE Aided Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
125 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01223 207382

Petersfield Church of England (Aided) Primary School is a small, rural school serving families from within the parish boundaries of Orwell, Arrington, Croydon, Tadlow, Whaddon and Wimpole and from many other locations outside of our Cambridgshire school catchment. We are committed to providing a high quality education within a Christian context and we work hard to create a caring environment, both inside the classroom and out. Motivated by our Christian values of friendship, trust, creativity, peace and love, we provide a rich and diverse education focusing on excellence, enjoyment, perseverance and building relationships to support and inspire our pupils throughout this stage of their lifelong learning journey.

Arranging a visit to Petersfield CofE Aided Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@petersfield.cambs.sch.uk.

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