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Lunchtime Play Leader

Esher Road, Old Dean Estate, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4AL
Pine Ridge and Lorraine Schools Federation
Term Time
Associate 1 - £3,049 (actual)
17th May 2021
Start Date
28th June 2021
18th June 2021 06:31 PM
Contract Term
Job ID
Job Reference
L PL 0521
Start date
28th June 2021
  • Contract type: Temporary
  • Contract length: Maternity Cover
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1151518

A maternity cover opportunity has become available to join the lunchtime team at Lorraine Infant school, providing care, supervision and encouraging positive play.

Your Opportunity

The successful candidate will support the supervision of children in the dining area and play areas to ensure the orderly conduct, welfare and safety of children during school lunch breaks. We are looking for a pro-active individual 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.

About Lorraine Infant School

Led by an executive leadership team, Lorraine offers an exceptional provision for children between 2-7 years. The executive team work across three schools locally and see themselves as a family of schools in the community, striving to be the best that we can for the children and families in our community, knowing that together, we are stronger. Our core purpose each day is to secure the highest standards of education for our pupils and to ensure that they receive the preparation they need for their futures, helping them build the resilience and character they need to make a success of their lives.

Relationships between our staff and pupils at Lorraine are excellent, characterised by mutual respect and high expectations of everyone in our community. Our ethos is underpinned by strong values: RESPECT – TRY YOUR BEST- SUCCEED. The school offers a vibrant, rich curriculum for all, regardless of need and background, and we work hard to meet the needs of each pupil. We are proud that Ofsted recognised that all our schools are ‘Good’, and crucially that “No pupils are left out or left behind…” (September 2019). We pride ourselves on knowing each child and each family well in order to personalise provision and build positive relationships. Ofsted saw that “School leaders and staff know each pupil through and through….” (September 2019). This positive and inclusive culture permeates all aspects of school life in each of our schools.

 We work closely with the Trust within the Teaching School, supporting Teacher Training, School-to-School support with SLE and LLE brokering and leading CPD across schools. We benefit from sharing outstanding resources, CPD and practise across a wide range of GLF schools.

What we are looking for

Somebody who will:

  • Ensure children remain within permitted areas of the school during the lunch break and intervene in any situation where the safety of a child may be at risk
  • Supervise the movement of children between classrooms, play and dining areas from the start of lunch break until classes re-commence, and to ensure orderly conduct in the dining area
  • Initiate and encourage positive play
  • Organise play activities that are age appropriate

Why work at Pine Ridge & Lorraine Infant Schools?

  • A commitment to providing children with high quality learning opportunities
  • Friendly and supportive staff team
  • Staff benefits through the GLF Trust
  • A great environment to work in
  • Regular on-the-job training and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to be part of a collaborative environment within GLF Schools
  • Supportive and approachable senior management team.

Thrive in a career at GLF Schools

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.

Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.

Our offer includes:

  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Wellbeing
  • Career Pathways and Talent Management
  • Staff Benefits
  • Community and Collaboration
  • Valued Worker Scheme

The Details

Start Date: Monday 28th Jun 2021

Salary: £17,457 FTE

Pro Rata: £3,049

Hours of work: 7.5 hrs p/w, Monday – Friday 12pm -1:30pm, Term Time Only

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th June 2021 11:59am

Interview date: W/C 21st June 2021


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Pine Ridge and Lorraine Schools Federation

Pine Ridge and Lorraine Schools Federation

Part of GLF