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After School Club Assistant - Part-time

Paddock Wood Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2127-108S
  • Posted:11/09/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £7,399 per annum
  • Start Date:October 2023
  • App Close Date:09/10/2023 at 22:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Paddock Wood Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity and are seeking to appoint an After School Club Assistant to join our academy from October 2023. This role is ideal for those who genuinely have a passion for helping children and supporting our team to provide excellent provisions outside of the classroom for our pupils. Our appointed candidate will receive full support and training from colleagues and respective staff.

Each and every member of staff, regardless of their position or seniority, is expected to participate in the overall running of the school and to act as a positive role model for our students. In and out of the classroom you will encourage and promote positive behaviour and effectively manage any situation that threatens to impact on the progress of other students.

Main responsibilities include: 

  • To support other team members in the planning of the daily activities to ensure children’s needs are met and when required, supervise the safe escorting of children to ensure their wellbeing at all times.
  • Work with other staff to provide healthy meals/snacks in order to promote healthy eating and maintain the standard of cleanliness and hygiene, before, during and at the end of each session, to ensure the well-being of the children and staff.
  • Advise the Lead Supervisor of any concerns e.g. regarding children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary, to ensure the wellbeing of the children and work within KCC Guidelines for Child Protection and the academy safeguarding policy to ensure the wellbeing of the children.
  • Support staff in ensuring that high standards are maintained in the running of the club, including how the resources (staff, premises and equipment) are used to ensure the needs of the children are met and support the supervisor in ensuring that all records are maintained ensuring confidentiality of information.
  • Ensure that children, whilst in the Breakfast and After School Club, have access to appropriate activities to support their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development giving consideration to families’ ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to ensure that the school’s Equal Opportunities policy is adhered to.
  • Support with ordering all grocery items for the After School Club each week.
  • Ensure the supervision of pupils at the After School Club and safe transfer to parents at the end of each session​​​​​​​

The hours are: 3.00pm-6.15pm Monday - Friday. This role offers an actual salary of £7,399 per annum (£20,103 full time equivalent) based on 16.25 hours per week, Term Time only.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Information about the school

We are a thriving and engaging three-form entry school in the heart of West Kent in the town of Paddock Wood. Our ethos encapsulates high standards and expectations, excellent learning and teaching, and the positive wellbeing of our pupils and colleagues. We have a strong and committed teaching team which is widely respected and supported by our academy community. Our teachers vary in experience from Newly Qualified to 30+ years, and each brings something valuable to share, and a passion to learn. Our staff and the wider Trust team has a lot to offer new colleagues, in terms of sharing experience and opportunities, and professional development and training.

Our broad curriculum is supported by specialist teachers of music, French, PE, computing and outdoor education. Some features that help us stand out from other schools are that all of our pupils learn French, learn other subjects in French and leave us conversant in the language, pupils leave us with a strong understanding and appreciation of music and sporting skills and that we embed independence, stamina and considered risk into children’s learning, for example through EYFS and KS1 team games and initiative exercises, Year 3 outdoor/forest skills, Y4 mountain biking, Year 5 caving and kayaking, and Year 6 skiing/snow-boarding. We have our own school minibuses and we very frequently take children out into the local area and into central London, as well as taking Year 5 pupils to the Brecon Beacons and Year 6 pupils to France or Scotland. We have a strong regard for extra-curricular learning and a healthy catalogue of sporting and other successes and awards.

Our academy benefits from significant parent and community support, but we are not complacent - we are committed, hard-working and welcoming. Our children are delightful; calm, focused and very eager to learn.

‘Our highly ambitious community builds thinking learners, who act with agency and create lasting memories.’

In our last Ofsted inspection, we were awarded a second consecutive good judgement. Inspectors noted that our academy “demonstrates an accelerated rising trend in attainment and progress.”

As an IB World School we strive to develop students who are internationally-minded, through: collaboration, communication, inquiry, respect and creativity. Nurturing a passion for life-long academic learning through a broad and balanced curriculum is a priority; through agency we will develop individuals to reach their potential academically, emotionally, socially and physically. Our children will become an integral part of their community, understanding their place on a local and global platform; they will take responsibility for the small steps they take throughout their lives, which will create impact on a broader level. We will help them to aspire to be ambitious, for themselves, their families, their friends and for their community as a whole." - Principal Libby Fidock

Please find our Trusts Vision: https://vision2030.org.uk/

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 833672


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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.