Play Leader
Robert Fitzroy Academy
Brampton Road , London Borough of Croydon, England CR0 6JN
Start Date
As soon as possible
Grade 4 SP 8-10 £23817 - £24684 Pro-rata

About the Role

The Robert Fitzroy Academy is a three-form entry primary school in Croydon situated in the heart of the local community. Our fundamental belief is they 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. We wish to recruit a senior play leader who wants to make a difference and join our team at our hugely popular wrap around care provision. There are approximately 120 children that use our provision on most days (breakfast and/or after school club).

At The Robert Fitzroy Academy 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 seeking to appoint a confident and creative person to support our wrap around care manager with the day to day running of our wrap around care provision. We are looking for individuals who can enhance our provision and who are committed to make the school experience engaging, enjoyable and meaningful for primary age children. We wish to appoint an outstanding and highly motivated individual as soon as possible.

In particular, successful candidates should:
• Have experience of working in an education setting and a relevant Level 3 childcare qualification or above.
• Have Experience of working in a supervisory capacity for at least 2 years.
• Have an understanding of child development and learning
• Have experience of working with children with special educational needs.
• Have excellent organizational and administrative skills
• Have excellent ICT skills
• Work well within a team
• Be enthusiastic and dynamic
• Be reliable with a sense of commitment
• Be able to develop a planned program of activities varying these to suit the age and needs of the children.
• Be able to carry out administrative duties in line with the clubs procedures.
• Recognize that the quality of the Extended Services provision has an impact on learning and on pupil’s attitude to school
• Be confident in liaising with parents in a professional manner.
• Have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, following the school’s child protection and safeguarding procedures.

We can offer you:
• An active school community with supportive parents;
• An award winning learning environment
• Excellent professional development opportunities;
• The opportunity to help shape and lead an integral part of the school;
• 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

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.

Closing Date
Applications will be considered on submission
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 Debbie Tapson, School Business Manager using [email protected] or via post to:
Debbie Tapson, School Business Manager
The Robert Fitzroy Academy
80 Brampton Road
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,
• Membership of the generous 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 to ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.