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  • Job start date

    4 September 2023

  • Closing date

    14 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31/08/2024

Full-time equivalent salary

B1: scale pts 04 to 06

What skills and experience we're looking for

Scholes (Elmet) Primary School is a happy and healthy place to learn. It's also a happy and healthy place to work. We have a vacancy for a teaching assistant to join our friendly team.

We want someone who demonstrates personal qualities of dedication, patience, flexibility and humour. They will be able to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as respond quickly to the changing needs of the school and individual children. The ideal candidate must have good skills in English and Maths. All applicants who can demonstrate strong skills and experience will be welcomed. Recently qualified graduates who are interested in a career in teaching are particularly encouraged to apply. (The posts offer an opportunity to gain valuable insight into primary education; we work closely with a School Direct provider and will support staff on this route into teaching.)

Potential applicants are welcome to visit the school by prior arrangement.

What the school offers its staff

For children and staff alike, Sphere Federation has:

  • A perfect balance of care and support with high expectations
  • A leadership team dedicated to attainment, achievement and enjoyment
  • Friendly, welcoming staff
  • A great atmosphere and ethos which promotes inclusion and co-operation
  • A commitment to diversity and a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting welfare and safety (thorough checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks)

For further information and an insight into our school please check out our websites. The post is term time only and will be for around 31.5 hours per week. It's temporary in the first instance until 31 August 2024 with a possibility of becoming permanent after this time.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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About Scholes (Elmet) Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
340 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0113 264 9149

Scholes (Elmet) Primary School is proud to be a central part of the village community. It's a modern, well equipped, spacious community school which has been a part of Scholes for over a century. Ofsted (2019) judge us to be a good school: 'Across the school, including in the early years, teaching is good. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong. The staff team who, with governors, have high aspirations for the school, have created a happy and harmonious school community. The very caring and nurturing culture is underpinned by positive and respectful relationships.'

Arranging a visit to Scholes (Elmet) Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email scholesoffice@spherefederation.org.

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