Closing date: 10/12/23
Interviews held w/c: 11/12/23
Start date: Dependant upon recruitment checks
Salary: £13,590 Actual Salary (FTE £27,803)
Hours: 20hrs per week Mon-Fri 2-6pm (Term Time only)
Contract type: Part time - Permanent (37 weeks term time) plus 4 weeks as directed
Polam Hall School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Manager to oversee our popular Wraparound provision.
We are seeking an experienced child care practitioner who can manage and grow Polam Hall’s Wraparound Provision. The provision consists of Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club. The provision is very popular and well-resourced catering for students from Reception to Year 8, with the Holiday Club also attracting pupils from outside of Polam Hall. We have a wide range of activities to offer attendees and beautiful grounds for our pupils to enjoy.
The post will supervise a team of play workers, manage budgets and plan the provision, working closely with the Operations Manager. The successful applicant will be interested in the safeguarding of children, promoting their health and safety, wellbeing and development by offering a range of activities and enrichments.
The successful applicant will have experience of working with children, the ability to manage a team and to be able to deal with the administrative, planning and budgeting aspects of the role. There is some flexibility around hours in that the post holder can work during some of the school holiday periods to manage the Holiday Club.
It is an exciting time to join Polam Hall School as we are part of the School Rebuilding Programme and the successful applicant will be able to shape the future of the Wraparound provision.
If you wish to have an informal discussion about the role or visit the school please contact Angela Coates, Operations, Manager.
Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 790 pupils on roll, with one and a half forms of entry in our Primary Phase and four forms in our Secondary Phase. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.
Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.
Please note applicants should use the supporting statement section of the application form to clearly evidence their ability to meet the requirements outlined in the job description and person specification. The information in this section will be used to shortlist applicants for the role and therefore it is important that enough detail is provided to give a full picture of skills and experience and what can be contributed to teaching and learning at Polam Hall.
Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.