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Play Assistant - St Andrew's CE Infant School

What is the job role?

Permanent (Start date: 1st September 2024)

St Andrew’s is a popular two-form entry infant school situated in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of Coventry. Our pupils are happy, enthusiastic, and well-behaved learners who make our school a fantastic place to be. All members of our school community work together to live out our school values of respect, responsibility, and peace. If you are passionate about supporting children’s physical well-being and your values align with ours, then we’d love to receive an application from you.

St Andrew’s is looking to appoint a lunchtime play assistant to join our happy, caring and child centred team.

As a school we can offer you:

• Incredible children who make coming to work an absolute joy

• Caring and supportive colleagues

• A commitment to staff welfare and work-life balance

• Professional development opportunities to support you in your role or to enable career progression

• A supportive governing body

• The opportunity to work in Coventry’s only Infant School

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic individual who:

• Understands the positive impact physical activity has on the physical and mental well-being of children.

• Can plan and lead a variety of outdoor activities which encourage children to be physically active during lunchtimes.

• Recognises and celebrates the uniqueness of every child within our school, tailoring the activities they provide to meet every child’s needs.

• Uses positive behaviour management strategies and demonstrates a compassionate and restorative approach to dealing with behaviours.

• Has the skills to work with colleagues, (including DRAs) to ensure our playground is a happy and safe place for all children.

• Is physically able to carry out this active outdoor role.

• Is able to demonstrate that their personal values align with those of our school.

• Will actively contribute to school life and the wider community.

• Possesses a sense of humour, positive outlook and has empathy.

• Is a reflective practitioner who recognises the importance of professional learning.

Work pattern: Part time (10 hrs per week) 11.30am – 12.30pm, 38 weeks (term time only).

Please download the application pack and return completed direct to the school at


Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 1st July 2024

Interview date: Monday 8th July 2024

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

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