Appleton Thorn is a thriving village school at the heart of community life and continues to grow and flourish. The governors are therefore delighted to advertise the opportunity for the right candidate to join our dedicated team. A vacancy exists in our school to provide additional before and after school support.

Primary Purpose & Scope of the Job:

To provide appropriate play and learning activities in a safe, caring environment

Working Relationships:

Link Club colleagues, Headteacher, pupils and parents

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:

  • The post holder must carry out the duties will full regard to the School’s Performance Plan, Equality and Diversity Policy and Health & Safety Policy
  • Prepare and serve breakfasts and/or tea as required
  • Cleaning of food preparation areas, equipment etc
  • Assist with register procedures
  • Work within the school club policies and procedures
  • Ensure children are delivered to/collected safely from their classroom or designated point, promptly
  • Keep school staff and parents informed of any relevant information passed on, either verbally or in writing
  • To carry out all duties with due regard to confidentiality and data protection regulations
  • The post holder is responsible for the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • To undertake such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the level of the post.

The person appointed ideally will:

  • Have experience of working with children in an educational setting and it would be desirable to have some experience of working with children with special educational needs
  • Have experience of implementing interventions and strategies to overcome barriers to learning in order to speed up academic progress
  • Be a team player with a good sense of humour
  • Have a sensitive but enthusiastic approach
  • Be willing to undertake first aid training

The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Application forms and details are available on the school website and should be returned by e-mail to

Key Information:

Fixed term contract to start Monday 15th November 2021 or ASAP until 22nd July 2022 (total hours 19.5 hours per week term time only)

Grade 3 £9.81 - £10.01 per hour

Term time only-  Monday – Wednesday 7.30am – 9am Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm

Key Dates:

Closing Date: Friday 29th October 2021 at 3pm

Shortlisting: Monday 1st November 2021

Applicants must be available for interview : Friday 5th November 2021 (times to be arranged)