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Senior Play Leader Level 3 - Whittington Primary & Nursery School

John Taylor MAT
Actual salary: £9,783.88 to £10,285.91 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

Job Details

Senior Play Leader – Level 3 EYFS at “The Nest” Wrap Around Care Club
Permanent, part time 18 hours a week, term time only (38 weeks)
Hours of work from 7.15am to 8.45am Monday to Friday, 3pm-5.15pm Monday & Tuesday and 3pm-6pm Wednesday & Thursday

Salary: Grade 5 (SCP 6 to 9) £23,893 - £25,119 per annum pro rata
Actual salary: £9,783.88 to £10,285.91 per annum

John Taylor Multi Academy Trust (JTMAT) believes in the power of education to improve lives – and the world. As a partner academy in JTMAT, we are seeking to appoint a caring, enthusiastic and reliable Senior Play Leader to join our wrap around care team supporting our early years provision.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Enthusiasm, passion, and a nurturing approach to working with children
- A belief that ‘what happens early, matters for a lifetime’

Level 3 qualification relevant to EYFS required.

If you have a passion for excellence and share our vision, we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a successful and progressive Trust, which is committed to ensuring learning is at the heart of all we do.

If you want to discuss this role, please contact Claire Bourton, by emailing or telephoning 01543 432 487.


Completed application forms should be emailed to

Only fully completed application forms will be submitted for shortlisting. CVs will not be accepted.


Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Selection/Interview: Week commencing 8th July 2024

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:
Please note if you are shortlisted, an online search will be carried out before interview which may identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with you at interview. Please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants for the lawful basis for processing and retention.
John Taylor MAT 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. Pre-employment checks include an enhanced disclosure and barring service check as a requirement of this post. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website, and we encourage applicants to review it before applying.
Please review our Recruitment Pack on the school website before submitting your application.


Supporting Documents for Senior Play Leader Level 3 - Whittington Primary & Nursery School


Thank you for your interest in John Taylor MAT – we hope the information here will outline what it means to work with us.

The Trust was founded in 2014, in John Taylor High School – an outstanding secondary school in Barton-Under-Needwood, and the first in Staffordshire to convert to become an Academy. We have grown steadily over time and currently serve 13 infant/primary schools, and 6 secondary schools.

In addition, the Staffordshire Research School and John Taylor Teaching School Hub are also key parts of our Trust, having gained a reputation for delivering outstanding professional development and support for teachers across a wide ranging offer.

The mission for the Trust is “We believe in the power of education to improve lives – and the world.” We are driven to ensure our communities can realise their true potential through learning. This is our mission. We provide experiences, resources, structures, and systems to enable all to engage, all to progress, all to achieve.

We have a passion for excellence demonstrated by a broad curriculum and high-quality leadership. We work hard to create collaboration across the Trust, and the Central Team reside in one of our schools, to remain grounded in school life. We have a strong track record of governance and health and safety, and our schools and Trust enjoy a healthy and stable financial position; we look to the future with anticipation of further growth and to support those schools already in our family by working together and adding value.

There is much more information about us on our website so please visit: and if you choose to apply for one of our vacancies, we look forward to hearing from you.

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01543 761062
Murphy Street
WS13 8TW

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