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OPAL Play Leader - Part-time

Thurnham CEI School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3081-63S
  • Posted:28/11/2022
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:03 January 2023
  • App Close Date:09/12/2022 at 13:00
  • Interviews:13th December pm


We are looking for someone to lead our lunchtime provision- Our Play Coordinator. They will be part of our OPAL working group..


This is an exciting new role in our school.

The sucessful candidate needs to take part in our Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) training. They will then be able to be the lead lunctime play coordinator.

This role will involve coming into school at 11:30 each day and ensuring that the areas are set up for play.

They will then lead on the delivery of the play action plan and superivse the other lunchtime staff.

This role will be for 11 hours each week. Some of this time will be non- contact time to set up, clear away and check the provision.

Some experience of team leadership would be desirable.An understanding of the OPAL ethos would be an advantage.

Information about the school

We are an outstanding Infant School, with a reputation for very high standards of achievement, pastoral care, outreach work, teaching and learning. Our latest OFSTED inspection highlighted these strengths. Our Church inspection was also graded Outstanding (March 2018). The school roll is currently 270 pupils spread over nine classes (three classes per year group) with a Teaching Assistant attached to each class. Team work and positive working relationships are very important to us and we are very much at the heart of our community, working closely with our local Church.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.