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Lunchtime Play Leader

Cordwalles Junior School
Camberley, Surrey
Contract Type
Term Time
Associate 1 - £2,595 (actual)
Start Date
1st September 2022
31st August 2022 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
C PL 0922
Start Date
1st September 2022
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1259415

6.25 HOURS PER WEEK, TERM TIME ONLY! An exciting opportunity has become available to join the lunchtime team at Cordwalles Junior 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 Cordwalles Junior School 

Led by an executive leadership team, Cordwalles offers an exceptional provision for children between 7–11 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. 

Relationships between our staff and pupils at Cordwalles are excellent, characterised by mutual respect and high expectations of every one in our community. Our ethos is underpinned by strong values: RESPECT – ENDEAVOUR - 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’. We pride ourselves on knowing each child and each family well in order to personalise provision and build positive relationships. 

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 Cordwalles Junior School

We offer

  • the opportunity to join a small and friendly team where you can make a real difference to our children.
  • a varied and interesting role where your contribution will be highly valued.
  • supportive colleagues and senior leaders. Access to excellent training and career progression opportunities through our partnership with GLF schools.
  • a location with good road and public transport links.
  • benefits including Local Government Pension Scheme.

Thrive in a Career at GLF

GLF Schools is a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking 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: September 2022

Salary: £17,833 FTE

Pro Rata: £2,595

Hours of work: 6.25 hrs p/w, Monday – Friday 12pm -1:15pm, Term Time Only

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 August 2022  11:59pm

Interview date: W/C  Monday 5th September 2022


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. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. 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

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