Lunchtime Controller

Vacancy Position

Lunchtime Controller




RG2 SCP 3-5 (£9.62-£10.01 per hour

Start Date

About The Role

If you really want to make a difference, then this opportunity may be for you!
Working hours and weeks:
Lunchtime Controller: 10 hours/39 weeks per year plus 5 inset days and holiday entitlement
Pay Scale/Grade:
RG2 SCP 3-5 (£9.62-£10.01 per hour)
Job start: 1st September 2021

So, if you are:
• warm in character, easy to work with and committed to teamwork
• calm and able to handle pressure and setbacks with a smile.
• committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment.

Then you’d love to work at The Palmer Academy and for REAch2. This is not just another job. This is a chance to be part of something exciting and very worthwhile

We can offer you:
• relevant training for the role
• a dynamic, creative staff, dedicated to achieving whole-school improvement and building lifelong friendships.
• appreciative, well-behaved, and enthusiastic pupils.

About REAch2:
Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country. It is a growing charitable organisation currently supporting over 60 primary academies across England, including 4 in Reading. REAch2 is a family connected by a common desire to learn from each other, share experiences and be mutually supportive across the entire academy community. We work as a team to deliver exceptional learning opportunities for all pupils in REAch2.

The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS disclosure with children’s barred list check; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Please contact Mrs Sam Knight, School Business Manager, at The Palmer Academy at or call on 0118 9375481 to request an application pack and application form.

The application process and timetable
Application deadline: Applications will be considered on submission.
Closing date: Noon 5th August 2021
Selection exercises: Interview questions

Contract details: Permanent, term time plus inset days and holiday entitlement
Salary: RG2 SCP 3-5 (£9.62-£10.01 per hour)
Start date: 1st September 2021

Interviews to be held at The Palmer Academy, 70 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 7PP.


The Palmer Academy, 70 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 7PP
Headteacher: Mr Dom Prendergast
Deputy Headteacher: Miss Libby Thomasse

School Location
96 Northumberland Avenue, England RG2 7PP