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Lunchtime Playleader - Part-time

New Horizons Children’s Academy, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-2008-131S
  • Posted:13/03/2023
  • Pay:£3,443 - £3,590 (FTE of £19,774 - £20,619)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:26/03/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


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Lunchtime Playleader

Salary: TSAT Pay Grade 1 £3,443 - £3,590 (based on a FTE of £19,774 - £20,619)

7.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (term time only)

We are seeking to appoint a Lunchtime Play Leader at New Horizons Children’s Academy to stimulate and engage our children in exciting play and games at lunchtime whilst maintaining their safety.  A willingness to work as part of a team and seek positive solutions is essential. 

Hours are either 11.30 – 13.00 or 11.50 – 13.20, Monday to Friday.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school and join our Trust!


What you will need to succeed:

  • To be able to supervise pupils outside in the dining areas 
  • Ensure good standards of behaviour by the pupils are maintained by following the school’s Behaviour Management Policy.
  • Assist with associated ancillary duties (e.g. cleaning up spillages, ensuring tables are clean, etc). 
  • Ensure School security regulations; are upheld. 
  • Provide welfare support to the pupils of the school, including undertaking first aid duties (depending on training). 
  • Attend appropriate training sessions in order to increase knowledge and skills. 
  • To ensure First Aid; is given and actions are recorded in the First Aid book.  Bumps to the head MUST be reported to the Office and class teacher.
  • To ensure confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the children and the school. 
  • To be flexible and adaptable to deal with the changing needs of the school 
  • At the discretion of the school you may be required to work between 1 -5 INSET days per an academic year to complete additional training and safeguarding updates.

What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with and support happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our trust
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted membership of a full-equipped gymnasium and fitness suite on site

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!


Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk



Information about the school

We are committed to an ethos of excellence and a whole school approach to the teaching and learning of thinking skills.

We believe our greatest asset is our children and young people and we are proud of their many achievements and their personal growth. Our pupils develop into responsible, happy and confident young people. Through the high quality of education they receive and the support and care from home and school working together they will literally have the best life chances possible.

We believe that children only thrive when they are happy and feel safe in their environment. Therefore all our primary, junior and infants schools are dedicated to ensuring;

There are high expectations for every child Every lesson matters therefore they should be exciting and motivate children to think and learn Every child is treated as an individual and with dignity Children learn to play and learn together understanding moral values of mutual respect, tolerance and personal responsibility.

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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.