This job expired on 18 October 2021

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    7 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
32.5 hours per week (Term time only: 38 weeks per year + 3 training days)
Contract type
Fixed term (31st August 2022)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£18,330 - £19,698
Actual salary
£13,694.36 - £14,716.39 per year

Job summary

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.

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 deliverance 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.

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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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
School size
330 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number

About 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.

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.

School location

Smithy Lane, Wakefield, WF3 1QQ

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