Hawkedon Primary School

Creating Confident, Lifelong Learners

Hawkedon Primary School, Hawkedon Way, Lower Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 3AP

0118 9667444



Salary: £10.50 per hour 

Monday 3:20-6pm, Tuesday 3.20-5pm, Wednesday 3.20-5pm, Thursday 3.20-5pm 

Term time only. Permanent.

(Minimum age 17)

Hawkedon Primary School is a highly successful school with a reputation for developing skills, talent and an inspirational level of excellence for everyone. We are a modern three-form entry school with fantastic facilities and friendly welcoming staff.

We are looking for flexible, organised and reliable people to join our very successful school club in the daily running of our breakfast and afterschool provision. We have various shifts available, which will be negotiable for the right candidate.

We offer free childcare at the club for staff whose children attend Hawkedon Primary School.

The successful individuals need to be enthusiastic about working with children and have the ability to build good relationships with pupils, parents, staff and the wider community. Experience in a similar setting is preferred, although training will be given.  

Applications should be emailed to vacancies@hawkedon.wokingham.sch.uk

Closing date for applications: 9am Wednesday 30th November.   Interviews week commencing 5th December 2022

Job Description Playworker including Person Specification


Please complete an application form and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to apply.

Hawkedon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be DBS checked and need two strong references.

Our recruitment policy can be found within our school policies page here

Why Work at Hawkedon Primary School?

Hawkedon is a fantastic place to work.  It is well resourced, has a supportive and friendly atmosphere and the most fantastic children.

Should you decide to work at the school, the school will invest in you fully to ensure that you develop in whatever role you are in.  The school is a member of the Future Thinking Partnership, an alliance of schools who organise training and development for all staff.  For example, as NQT, in year 1 you will attend the NQT programme, in year 2 you can enrol on the Good to Outstanding Teacher Programme, and in year 3 you can enrol on leadership training with John Samuals or Andy Hind.

Hawkedon is a large school that has a staffing structure that allows for promotional opportunities. Many of the school's Heads of Year are 3 or 4 years in to their teaching careers.  All LSAs new to the school are given a thorough induction and placed on an internal training programme in addition to attending external training with the FTP or Mullbury College.

“Teaching at Hawkedon Primary School is fantastic. I am surrounded by incredibly friendly staff that are all very supportive of my development as an NQT. I am encouraged to be as creative and expressive as possible and I have been given opportunities to follow my passion for sport. I feel I have developed so much already and I am thoroughly looking forward to an exciting future here.”  A Gillard NQT

"Being an NQT at Hawkedon I have been very well supported. I work within a fantastic year two team who are so friendly and always there to help and that is the beauty of Hawkedon because it is such a big school there are so many kind and caring people who are all willing to help. In Hawkedon there is a special, unique buzz of excitement (from both children and adults). Our main priority is to ensure that the children are happy and safe but we will have some fun along the way!" C Evans NQT