Castle Wood School

Transforming the lives of pupils through learning, innovation, inclusion and partnerships

Outstanding teaching is characterised by lively creative and imaginative learning (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school and partnership working between home and school is very strong (Ofsted 2015). Pupils individual needs are met very effectively by diligent staff and exciting activities (Ofsted 2015). Senior leaders and governors have created a positive learning climate enabling pupils to thrive (Ofsted 2015). Pupils are enthusiastic learners (Ofsted 2015). Lessons are typified by a wide range of creative stimulating and interesting activities for pupils (Ofsted 2015). Parents are well supported by the school, and partnership working between home and school is very strong Parents hold the school in high regard (Ofsted 2015).

Vacancy for Playworker 

Castle Wood Out of School Care runs a Saturday Club for children aged 3-11 with a range of Special Educational Needs and their siblings.

We require an enthusiastic Play Worker to work as part of a team to deliver fun and stimulating play opportunities and provide high quality care for our children.  

A relevant qualification such as an NVQ in playwork or childcare would be preferable. The candidate needs to have experience in a childcare setting and knowledge and experience of Special Educational Needs. The ideal candidate would be flexible and able to work across the range of children we care for. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff, volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS will be sought from the successful candidate.


This post is casual as we rely on funding, although we have funding from Children in Need for the next two years.

The Saturday Club runs alternate Saturdays during term time (20 throughout the year). 

The hours are 9:30 – 3:30 which is 5.5 hours per day with 30 minutes unpaid lunch break. 


Closing date for applications: Monday 29th October 18  

Interview date: Friday 9th November 18


If you are interested please download the job description and person specification and application form. Please return the application form to

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