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Extended Schools Manager for Acorns Club - Term Time

West Borough Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2653-137S
  • Posted:29/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 6 - £23,801. £25,262. (FTE)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:12/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 16th October 2023


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Manager, with lots of ideas, to lead our growing extended schools provision, Acorns Club, which currently provides before and after school care for up to  50 pupils a session.

Our provision runs from 7.30am-8.40am and 3.10pm-6pm daily, term-time only, in our school hall.

The successful candiate will have experience in providing extended schools provision and be influential in the continued development of this Club for our school. The children are at the heart of everything we do at West Borough Primary School and we believe this to be the case from the minute they step through the door in the morning, until they leave our care.

You will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children is met at all times
  • leading a team of  staff/playworkers
  • providing stimulating and well planned, play-based experiences
  • being proactive and showing commitment to ensuring that all children attending the setting, receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive stimulating play experiences, which meet their individual needs and interests
  • building strong relationships with parents ensuring they feel valued and supported

Further information and the full Job Description are attached.

Hours: 22 hours per week, term-time only, 38 weeks per year plus holiday entitlement  (2.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 2 additional hours to be worked flexibly across the week).

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Experience of working with 4-11 year olds in a play or education environment.
  • An appropriate childcare or playwork qualification (NVQ Level 3), or the equivalent in experience.
  • First aid qualification (or willingness to undertake training)
  • Food hygiene certificate (or willingness to obtain)


We strongly recommend that you visit the school. To arrange a tour or speak to the Headteacher, please contact the school office - 01622 726391.

As this is an exciting opportunity, the successful candidate will ideally start before the next term, which is at the end of October.


Information about the school

We are very proud of our wonderful school which was judged as good with outstanding features. Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in October 2022.

We have 16 classes including our maintained Nursery. A set of Core Values underpin all that we do which ensure high expectations of both learning and behaviour. They are ' Equality, Responsibility, Respect, Resilience and Challenge.' Our inclusive school is based on a large, well resourced site just outside Maidstone town centre. Our excellent facilities include a library, extensive outdoor learning areas and an ASD Satellite.

Our school has a happy and caring ethos and is is full of well motivated children, supported by a hardworking and fully committed team of staff and governors.

West Borough Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post will be subject to a DBS check and successful references prior to a start date. Please read the school's Child Protection Policy which can be found in the documents below.

Job Contact Information


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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 Education.