Job Vacancies at Newton Poppleford

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 half hours a day, 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 Please apply by 9am on the closing date.

This job is also to be found on the Devon jobs website

Newton Poppleford Primary School are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and dedicated individual to join our  school.

The post will be 1-1 work, in Year 3.

You will need to have good literacy and numeracy skills, as well as the ability to motivate children to do their best. You will be patient, understanding, and responsive, and able to build positive relationships with children, while establishing consistent boundaries. A willingness to work as part of a team, as well as taking your own initiative when required, is essential. Recent training in and an understanding of supporting children’s social and emotional development and Autism would be beneficial, as would experience of working in a school environment.

The post is a fixed term commencing as soon as possible and is based on current funding. The post is for  25-26.25  hours per week.There could possibly be additional hours for a suitably qualified candidate as Meal Time Assistant and also in our After School Club.

Please email completed application forms to the school office at or send by post to Mr S Vaughan, Headteacher, Newton Poppleford Primary School, School Lane, Newton Poppleford. EX10 0EL.

Please apply by 2pm on the closing date – Tuesday 22nd September.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A DBS disclosure is required for these posts.

Exeter Supply Partnership are recruiting EYFS, KS1 and KS2 qualified teachers. If you are interested then download the pdf for more information.