Primary Play Leader

Ark John Keats Academy

  • 25,247 - 25,247
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Ark John Keats Academy


Primary Play Leader


Location: Enfield – easily accessible from central, north, and east London, as well as surrounding areas.

Salary: Ark Support Scale band 1: Pay Point 2 (pro rata) £6,032.52 which is based on the full time equivalent of £25,247.00.

Working pattern: Part Time 11.30-13.30 (2 hours per day) Term Time Only.

Contract: Permanent

Start date: September 2024


Closing date: 3rd June 2024 at 09.00am

We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.

Interviews: Interviews will take place w.c. 10th June 2024.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.


Ark John Keats is an exceptional school looking to hire exceptional people.


About the role:


As Play Leader, you will supervise students during lunch breaks, initiating positive play and ensuring that the health and safety and wellbeing of the children is always maintained, in order to create a purposeful, positive and inclusive learning environment under the overall direction of the vice principal.


You will: 

·         Undertake playground duties from reception to Year 6.

·         Supervise play by circulating amongst pupils!

·         Ensure the pupils have a safe and fun playtime, organising games and helping to settle issues that arise.

·         Supervise pupils in designated area, other than playground, during wet weather.

·         Attend to minor accidents.

·         Support the effective operation of the team by demonstrating flexibility and co-operation.

·         Undertake training as required at the school or at an alternative venue.

·         Report to Vice Principal providing regular feedback in order to care for the safety and well-being of the pupils.


About our school:

Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1700 children. Our school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future.


We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.


Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars, find out about them here.


If you would like to find out more about us, please visit www.arkjohnkeatsorg.


We offer:

·         Twice the number of training days as standard.

·         Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering up to £1,000 a year in savings from over 3,000 major retailers.

·         Interest-free loans of up to £5,000 available for season tickets or a bicycle.

·         Gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym.


How to get to us?

Travelling by rail from central London: Our nearest overground station, Turkey Street, is a 10-minute walk from the school and stops at Seven Sisters, Stoke Newington, and Hackney Downs on the way to Liverpool Street. National Rail services are also a 10-minute walk and stop at Tottenham Hale and Hackney Downs before finishing at Liverpool Street.


Travelling by car: We are easily reached by car, with most of Northeast London accessible within 30 minutes. There is free on-site parking for staff. 


How to apply:

Please find the role on and submit an application. We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.


For further information or to arrange a discussion, contact us at



Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.  


Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.


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