Job Vacancies

Coldfall Primary School Vacancies


Hours 3.30 – 6.00pm Monday to Friday (12.5 hours a week term time only)

Salary: £8,123.23 per year pro rata (£25212.00 Full Time Equivalent) + a free place for your children in Night Owls or EYFS After School Club if your child attends Coldfall.

Coldfall Primary School is seeking to recruit a kind, compassionate, and fun Playworker to work in our EYFS After School Club. You will work with 3, 4 to 5 year olds, alongside experienced staff, and provide our children with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to thrive now and in their futures.  

 This post is suitable for experienced Teaching Assistants and/or someone with the appropriate level of qualification. The successful applicant will be expected to be flexible and set high standards for themselves, the school and our children. They will have a positive outlook and will be excited at the prospect of working as part of a small, positive and hardworking team.

Closing date:  please apply as soon as possible as we will be holding interviews throughout the coming weeks.

Please complete the application form with reference to the job description and person specification.  CVs and letters of application will not be accepted.  Completed application forms should be sent by email to

Interview date will be confirmed after the closing date.

Haringey Application Form

EYFS After School Club Playworker Job Description

EYFS After School Club Playworker Ad


OPAL Play Leader

Required as soon as possible. Permanent post – term-time only.

Hours: 11.30am -2.15pm each day with an extra 1hr 15 mins to be used flexibly to meet the school’s needs each week. Total 15 hours per week

Reporting to: Head Teacher

Salary: £10,409 per annum (26,913 Full Time Equivalent)

The Head Teacher and Governors seek to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic play leader to join our friendly and hardworking team. This exciting new role will be fundamental in shaping high quality provision for our children at one of the most important times of the day. In accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, article 31 the role of Play Leader enables every child to engage in stimulating, child-led play opportunities, building their own worlds and directing their own actions.

Coldfall Primary School has unmatched outdoor space that provides the opportunity for the successful applicant to create a transformative play environment for the children.

Please note this job is not open to job share.


The successful applicant will:

  • Lead, support and supervise the promotion of positive and creative play at lunchtime in line with OPAL practice and ethos (Outdoor Play and Learning).
  • Lead on the setting up and organisation of equipment and resources for the children to use during playtime.
  • Maintain, organise and carry out the replenishment of resources
  • Purchase resources as required.
  • Seek funding sources.
  • Collect resources (e.g. by contacting supermarkets and businesses, visiting shops for offcut materials etc)
  • Supervise pupils in designated areas of the school (including playground or external spaces) during the lunchtime break, including supervision of pupils indoors on wet lunchtimes.
  • Attend relevant training as required.
  • Support the school’s Behaviour Policy and ensure that it is implemented effectively.
  • Support the ethos of play in school according to the school play policy and OPAL.
  • Support the school’s Rights Respecting ethos.
  • Attend to the health, welfare and safety of the children during lunchtime adhering to the school Health and Safety policy and procedures at all times

Prospective candidates can arrange to visit the school if they wish to see the outdoor facilities or learn more about OPAL.

Haringey Application Form

OPAL Playworker Job Description

OPAL Playworker Ad


School Direct Trainees

Start: September 2023

Salary: Unsalaried

Contract: 1 September 2023 – 31st July 2024

Are you passionate about education? Are you enthusiastic, and hard working? Would you relish the opportunity to inspire children every day, and use your skills to give something back?

Coldfall Primary School is an outstanding three-form entry primary school in Haringey.  We are currently recruiting high calibre, committed graduates to join the school as School Direct Trainee Teachers in September 2022.  The school has a successful 15-year history of training graduates to become outstanding teachers.

Unlike the PGCE, the experience of school-based training, enables candidates to develop the practice and skills necessary to embark on the training programme with confidence, giving a first-hand experience of the day-to-day life of a teacher.

Please note that applicants are required to have a university degree (2:2 or better) and GCSE passes at grade C (4) or above in English, Maths and Science.   Prospective trainees will be expected to apply for a School Direct training place via the DFE’s ‘Apply to Teach service for the academic year 2023/2024.

School Direct Trainees will have to fund their own tuition fees of £9,250, however financial support is available for unsalaried trainees including a tuition fee grant to cover the costs of the course, and a maintenance loan to help with living costs.

If you have a desire for a more rewarding career, are motivated, and love children, please get in touch.

We would be delighted if you chose to apply to train with us through the unsalaried School Direct route into teaching. Please email if you would like any further information.

Coldfall is committed to the safeguarding of all our children.  Successful applicants will need to undertake a full, enhanced DBS check.

School Direct Trainees

Local School Vacancies

Interested in working in a school? Explore primary and secondary school vacancies in our local area. Selecting a school below will take you directly to their website vacancies page.


I’m aware that a banana may, on first thought, seem an obscure image to sum-up positivity. However, the colour is bright and optimistic and you can place the banana in front of ones’ face and present a bright and positive face to the world.