Play Coordinator - St Mark's C of E Primary School - 1Excellence Multi Academy Trust

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
26/01/2022 23:00
£12,269.83 (actual salary) - Grade E spinal point 5-6
Job Category:
Schools - Support
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Closing date:
26 Jan
Further Information

Temporary until 31st August 2022 in the first instance
Hours – 11.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

1Excellence Multi Academy Trust is a Multi Academy Trust made up of four schools. The Trust was founded in July 2017, and is a mixed Multi Academy Trust. The vision and rationale behind the wider partnership are based on shared values and aspirations, a strong sense of community identity and values of inclusion and aspiration for all.

1Excellence Multi Academy Trust believes in supporting and investing in its staff and has a structured health and well-being programme. The programme includes physiotherapy, nurse support service and drop-in clinic, counselling, mindfulness sessions, weight management, stress awareness, GP consultations and private medical operations if required. We are also keen for staff to be able to reach their full potential and offer a range of professional development opportunities in all areas of education, nurturing and leadership.

The Play Coordinator will set up, lead, support and facilitate meaningful and productive child-initiated play during the school day in accordance with the play policy. They will support staff in the teaching of P.E. lessons. They will organise and run after school clubs

The post holder is responsible to the Headteacher and Outdoor Learning Leader for fulfilling the duties set out in this job description.

The post holder will have a responsibility to promote and safeguard the safety and welfare of children in accordance with the schools’ child protection and behaviour management policy.

- Ensure well-being of pupils
- Supervise pupils in designated areas of the school (including playground or external spaces) during the lunchtime break and to ensure their safety, welfare and general conduct through appropriate application of the school’s policies and procedures.
- Establish safe and proper behaviour, by appropriate intervention or referral to senior staff, as appropriate.
- Complete any relevant documentation required by the school in relation to incidents occurring during the lunchtime break period.
- Be aware of any special medical conditions and the relevant precautions and treatments necessary.
- Take any immediate action to attend to sickness or accidents by carrying out minor first aid and summoning relevant assistance.
- Report any accidents to the class teacher and record, in accordance with the school policy.
- Ensure a diverse range of playable resources are provided for, and are accessible to, all children
- Ensure resources are stored appropriately. Check the quality and condition of resources and repair or remove any resources that are not of a suitable condition
- Discuss resources with the children and use their views to create development plans
- Organise and carry out the replenishment of resources through: Working with the Outdoor Learning Leader to secure funding
- Coordinating appeals within school and local communities for resources
- Provide support and training for other school staff or pupils as required
- Build playworker expertise and practice within the Play Team
- Organise and support pupil Playground Buddies with their role
- Facilitate peer led play opportunities
- Provide suggestions for Play Maker activities and games
- Ensure enriching play events or opportunities are created
- Discuss and plan with pupils and staff
- Implement planned activities
- Review activities to promote self-evaluation and play development
- Create opportunities for play to support the social and behavioural development of pupils
- Ensure a rich and varied set of play opportunities is available to all children to engage in
- Provide engaging playwork interventions where pupils who find positive behaviour choices challenging

Prior experience of working with children in an educational or play work setting is essential.
Relevant qualification - Desirable: Play work Level 2 or above.

This post will carry an entitlement to appropriate support from the Headteacher and Outdoor Learning Leader.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to enhanced clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Application forms are available by email from Natasha White at Natasha.White@1exmat.gov.uk

Interview date- Wednesday 2nd February 2022