Teaching Assistant

Location: Blackgates Primary Academy
Hours: 32.5 hours per week Permanent Term time only + 3 training days
Salary: £15271.50 - £16412.30 per annum (actual salary)
Category: Support staff
Closing Date: 27 January 2023 at 9.00 am

Leodis Academies Trust is a successful Multi Academy Trust with five schools in the South Leeds area. As part of our continued growth we have an immediate opportunity for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) team at Blackgates Primary Academy.

Blackgates Primary is proud to be an inclusive school providing a high quality, creative and challenging education within a secure, caring and happy environment. It is our aim for every child to experience a sense of enjoyment and pupils are helped to achieve their very best through a broad and balanced curriculum.

Who are we looking for?

As a Teaching Assistant in EYFS, you will provide the support that will help our children succeed. Working within Nursery and the classroom, you will work collaboratively with other professionals within EYFS to secure good progress for all pupils, regardless of their abilities and capabilities. With your adept communication skills you will ensure the children are happy and safe while succeeding.  Using your skills to organise your work well, you will offer support in the delivery of educational activities that engage the pupils, be attentive to their needs and assist the teacher in delivering quality education whilst ensuring safety and access to learning for all pupils. Harnessing your ability to relate well to children and adults, you will compassionately support the teaching of our children one to one, in groups, and as part of the whole class, while actively promoting the ethos and values of the school.

The post offers challenge, reward and role development for the right candidate. The role will be based at Blackgates Primary with opportunities to work with other professionals across the Trust.

At Leodis Academies Trust we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach to working together. We look for individuals who can contribute to this and make a difference to the academies that form our Trust. In return for joining us as our EYFS Teaching Assistant we can offer:

  • An opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the children within our community, whilst working within a school that fosters positivity and care.
  • Access to an expanding range of lifestyle benefits including Simply Health cash plan, free flu vaccinations and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Free parking on site.
  • A wide range of possibilities to develop as a professional, with access to job related learning and development opportunities across the Trust.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Blackgates Primary Academy on 0113 887 8155.

A job information pack, which contains information about the Academy and the Trust, and the Job Description and Person Specification for this role can be downloaded by clicking the button above, or obtained at your request from our HR Team by telephone or email on 0113 3400035, recruitment@leodis.org.uk.

Once you are ready to apply, please download and complete the Application Form referring to the requirements of the role as specified in the Job Information Pack. Once completed please return this as an email attachment to recruitment@leodis.org.uk. If you encounter any technical issues, or you require any support to complete the application form please contact our Human Resources team on 0113 340 0035 or by email to recruitment@leodis.org.uk.

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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