Midday Playleader
Woodside Primary Academy
Wood Street Walthamstow, London, England E17 3JX
Start Date
As soon as possible
Scale 1 Spinal Point 2 £25,854 FTE (£13.81 per hour)

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint an excellent Midday Playleader, to become part of our lunchtime supervision team. The successful candidate will take care and control of all children on school premises during lunchtimes.

Helping to set up the dining hall and playground. Playing games with the children and engaging in physical activities. Supervising the children to have a fun and safe lunchtime. Cleaning after lunch in the dining hall, playground and classrooms where required.

Providing appropriate activities, encouraging cooperation, securing their safety, monitoring well-being and ensuring good behaviour.

Available shifts:

  • 11:30am to 13:00pm
  • 12:00pm to 13:30pm

In particular, successful candidates should have:

  • Experience of working with young children
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Enthusiasm and dedication to caring and supporting pupil activities

You should be:

  • A responsible and reliable person
  • Confident in dealing with young people, maintaining discipline and motivation
  • Able to relate well to pupils and adults

What can we offer you?

  • An active school community with supportive parents;
  • An award winning learning environment;
  • Excellent professional development opportunities;
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children;
  • The chance to work with a supportive family of schools (REAch2 trust) who share the same passion for primary education.

Background Information about the School

At Woodside we have worked hard to develop an atmosphere of trust, happiness and achievement, to ensure that every child feels cared for and supported on their educational journey.  Ofsted recognised the excellent work in this and graded us as Outstanding in all areas of education (July 2016).

Our dedicated staff team work together to create a stimulating learning environment for our pupils, encouraging them to become active participants in their own unique learning journeys.  Our imaginative ‘themed classrooms’ allow pupils to write, read and investigate in real context environments while fostering creativity and independent learning.  These engaging and fun environments ensure that curriculum topics resonate, and that children can build a holistic understanding of the world around them.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website Woodside Primary Academy

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Woodside Primary Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Woodside Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

Closing Date
Monday 15th April 2024 at 12pm (midday)
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [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 separately.


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,
  • Term-time only and flexible working
  • 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.