Teaching Assistant

Location: Blackgates Primary Academy
Hours: 32.5 hours per week
Salary: Grade A1/B1 point 1-6 (Salary £13330 - £14717 per annum for 32.5 hours per week)
Category: Support staff
Closing Date: 7th May 2021

Fixed Term Contract to 31st August 2022

Interview date: 19th May 2021

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 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.

As a Teaching Assistant you will provide supervision and support to pupils on an individual or group basis to enable them access to learning. You will offer general support to the teacher in the management of pupils, classroom activities and assistance in the provision of the wider school curriculum. This is a fixed term post until 31st August 2022.

Who are we looking for?

To succeed in the role, you will have good literacy and numeracy skills, be able to organise your work and priorities effectively. The ability to communicate effectively with pupils, staff and parents, work to deadlines and remain calm in a busy environment are all essential for the post.

You may be required to assist a child with special educational needs. Whilst you don’t need specific experience of working with a child with special educational needs, you do need to have a caring attitude, patience and sensitivity and understanding.

The post offers challenge and reward for the right candidate, and the opportunity to work in a growing Multi-Academy Trust. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, visits to the Trust prior to application will not be possible; please contact the school on 0113 887 8155 if you need further information about this vacancy.

Please click here to download the vacancy information pack.  If you have any difficulties with this please contact 0113 887 3608

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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