Midday OPAL Play Leader

Newark Hill Academy (Peterborough)

This vacancy is now closed


Salary: £22,366 FTE (£3,833 pro rata)

About the Role: 

We are looking for an OPAL Play Leader who will be leading the Outdoor Play and Learning opportunities across out academy during lunchtime.  The hours required will be from 11:00pm until 2:30pm and you will be working with the children during lunchtime and some non-contact time to ensure the role is fully completed. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the leadership team to ensure our lunchtime play and learning is always a high standard by: 

  • To ensure the resources are organised so pupils collect and return the equipment easily. 
  • To conduct safety checks on the resources. 
  • To support with resourcing the outdoor play and learning provision. 
  • To follow the OPAL ethos and policies 

 About You (What are we looking for): 

  • To have a positive approach  
  • Highly organised 
  • Creative thinking to make ideas come alive 

About us (Your Academy): 

Our CHILD intent is fully engrained across all areas of the academy with a successful Pupil Well-being and Readiness for Learning agenda where pupils come to the academy and work hard and behave well. We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which is well resource in the classroom and in our grounds. 

Our initiatives and decisions are all empowered by high quality research.  We value Curriculum Professional Development to move all staff, no matter their role, to become their best version of themselves on their career journey.   

We are pioneering our teaching and learning outlook by being a 21st Century school and are proud to be a ‘Microsoft Showcase School’. Our pupils use technology for their learning, equipping them with vital skills for the future. 

Well-being at Newark Hill Academy for teachers and pupils is paramount.  We have lots of initiatives promoting positive work-life balance including at least 3 hours and 45 minutes non-contact time a week for teachers. 

Visits to meet the team are warmly welcomed to ensure we are the right place for you to work and we are certain we will not disappointed when you meet the most supportive and wonderful community you could ask for. 

In Return: 

You can be assured that you will be joining a successful Multi Academy Trust that has a great track record in helping children to succeed no matter what their background. The Trust is dedicated to valuing and developing the workforce whether that be through ensuring a fair workload or offering access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance professional growth. 

We believe in looking after the people who make a huge difference to our children, their families and the communities we serve. That’s why we give everyone who joins a Perkbox account – with 24/7 access to perks and discounts, plus curated wellbeing tools to look after your physical and mental health. It’s part of our commitment to look after you. 

Here’s what you can look forward to: 

  • Hundreds of global and local perks, available online 24/7 
  • Shopping discounts from the biggest brands, all year round 
  • Save money on everything from the supermarket shop to summer holidays 
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured 

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close and interview this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to receipt of satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure, medical and reference checks.  All pre-employment checks are in line with "Keeping Children Safe in Education” 

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations. 

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation. 

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.