About the Role
Who are we?
The Robert Fitzroy Academy is a three-form entry primary school in Croydon situated in the heart of the local community. We are an Ofsted rated ‘Good School’ with two previous ‘Good’ inspections since our opening in 2012. Our fundamental belief is that the whole child is the whole point.
It is our goal to create a school where children can achieve academically but also flourish as citizens of the world.
Our Wrap Around Care Provision (POSH)
Our wrap around care provision is extremely popular. We provide an active, healthy and fun start and finish to the school day for our young people whilst helping them develop friendships, confidence and social skills.
We are committed to outstanding quality. If you have the passion, commitment, energy and motivation to make a difference to our young people we would like to hear from you.
What are we looking for?
We are looking enthusiastic and creative individuals to join our thriving extended school’s provision. We are looking in particular for individuals who can enhance our provision and who are committed to making the school experience engaging, enjoyable and meaningful for primary age children.
Under the guidance of the Wrap Around Care Manager you will be working closely with the children, ensuring their safety at all times, engaging with them in aspects of play and conversation, setting up activities for children to take part in, meet and greet parents and provide them with feedback on their child’s time at the club.
In particular, successful applicants should have:
- At least one years experience of working with children in the primary age range
- Experience of working with children in a friendly, busy environment
- An understanding of children with SEN needs
- Level 3 qualification in play work/childcare or working towards one through a recognised further education course.
- A current food hygiene certificate (desirable)
- Paediatric first aid qualification (desirable)
- Knowledge of child safeguarding procedures
- Have excellent communication skills
- Have the ability to build effective relationships with students, parents and other staff
- The ability to relate in a firm and friendly way with a wide range of personalities
- The ability to use initiative
- Be willing to undertake direction and guidance
- Have a good understanding of behaviour management strategies
- Be able to work as part of a team
- After School Club 2.30 – 6.30pm
Find out more
Our website is full of information about our school. We also have a very lively social media culture at the school which we would expect you to contribute to if you join us. You can see all our social media in one place on the Latest News tab on our website.
The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.
Completed applications forms should be sent to Deborah Tapson, HR & Office Manager via email [email protected]
REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form.
REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions.
We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.
REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.
Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.
We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.
• A wide range of professional development opportunities,
• A competitive salary,
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.