6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023.

  • Closing date

    16 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Higher level teaching assistant

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Scale point 23.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Armley Park Primary School are looking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our strong school team and support teaching and learning in school. This is a permanent, term-time only appointment. This role is to work across all EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 year groups in school.

This post is to support specific children in small groups, or support children at a whole class level. This vacancy will suit candidates who are enthusiastic, highly motivated, and have the best outcomes for children at heart. The ideal candidate will have a patient, calm and positive approach to managing children’s behaviour and wellbeing, with a good understanding of how children learn.

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to take the lead on delivering planning lesson activities;
  • The ability to plan teaching and learning objectives, produce lesson plans, and make effective use of learning resources;
  • A keen eye for detail in order to assess the needs of pupils to effectively support their learning;
  • High expectations of children’s behaviour and attainment;
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.

What the school offers its staff

Armley Park Primary School can offer:

  • A supportive staff team who work collaboratively to secure the best outcomes for pupils;
  • Embedded central systems, such as shared curriculum planning, to support with reducing staff workload;
  • A commitment to your professional development with a range of opportunities to further your career, including a close working partnership with schools across the Trust to further support professional development.

The successful candidate will be joining a like-minded and friendly school team. As part of Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust, we have access to a network of Lead Practitioners who are equipped to support the successful candidate in developing their career.

Further details about the role

Successful applicants will undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment and will abide by Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust's policies and procedures and Armley Park Primary School's safeguarding and child protection policies.

The deadline for applications for this role is Friday 16th June 2023 at 12pm. Interviews for this role will take place during the week commencing 19th June 2023.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please see the job description and application form attached to this advert. Please send completed application forms to recruitment@owlcotesmat.org or return completed application forms directly to the school office.

Commitment to safeguarding

Armley Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments made are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@owlcotesmat.org

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About Armley Park Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
196 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Armley Park Primary School is a one-form primary school, with a nursery, in the Armley area of Leeds. At Armley Park Primary School, we want our pupils to achieve their best in all areas of life. This could be academic, musical, by making great choices or simply being kind and caring to others. We value the efforts of every pupil and want every child to feel like they can succeed and that any failure or set back is just a part of learning. The purpose of our school is to develop pupils who are eager to continue learning, want challenging and reflect on previous experiences. Armley Park Primary is a fast growing and ambitious school, with a great team of like-minded and motivated school staff and leaders. Part of Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust since December 2019, the school has benefitted from the support of Owlcotes, namely through working collaboratively with a network of teachers and leaders to share best practice and create an enriched curriculum.

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