Job Vacancies at Newton Poppleford

Mealtime Play Assistant

Newton Poppleford Primary School are looking for a caring Mealtime Play Assistant (MTPA) who can lead play, interact with the children and undertake the responsibility of supervising and ensuring the safety of the children at all times. You will be required to work for one and a quarter hours per day (12:00 – 13:15) Monday to Friday (days negotiable if more than one candidate wishes to share the role).


The main duties of the role are:

- To set up and lead play activities in the playground;

- To co-ordinate play for pupils;

- To assist with the well-being of pupils during lunchtime;

- To support the supervision of children during lunch and play, using your initiative to ensure caring quality provision is continuously made.


Experience of working with children is not essential, just the passion to help improve the life chances of children within a school environment whilst being prepared to work inside and outside in all weathers.


Newton Poppleford Primary is a caring school, who nurture the whole child; we pride ourselves on looking after one another, like a family. We look forward to welcoming the right candidate into our family community.


If you have any questions about the role, please contact the school office on 01395 568300

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates. Candidates are encouraged to read our Safeguarding policy before applying.


Your completed application form should be returned by email to


There is no closing date – the post will be active until a suitable candidate is appointed.


6.25 hrs per week, 38 weeks per year. £11.59 per hour.


Ideally, we would like the successful candidate to start on 13/05/2024.

Governor position

We are looking for one local authority governor to join our governing board and would love to attract an individual who has the skills and experience to contribute to the success of our school. We currently have enough parent governors, but grandparents and other community members would be welcome to get in touch, please spread the word! 

Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role where you can make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board level environment. 

We would especially like to hear from you if you have: 

  • Experience of school governance 
  • Experience working in education 
  • Knowledge and understanding of SEND   
  • The ability to look at issues objectively 
  • The confidence to ask questions and join in debates 
  • A willingness to listen and make informed judgements 
  • The ability to work well with others 
  • Willingness to dedicate your time and undertake training.
We play an important part in raising school standards through our three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance. As a board, we actively engage with the school, to enable us to effectively provide support and challenge to the Headteacher and the leadership team.
Access to training and information to build on existing skills or to develop new ones will be available, as well as support from the Clerk and other members of the board. If you are interested in applying to be a Newton Poppleford School governor, please contact Nicola Dowsing 
Exeter Supply Partnership are recruiting EYFS, KS1 and KS2 qualified teachers. If you are interested then download the pdf for more information.