Teaching Assistant (35 hours/week), Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Ryecroft AcademyLeeds, West Yorkshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: A1/B1 point 8 (£16,626) to point 17 (£18,672) pro rata Actual salary: £13,391 to £15,039
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teaching Assistant (35 hours/week)

Required to start: September 2018

Grade: A1/B1 point 8 (£16,626) to point 17 (£18,672) pro rata

Actual salary: £13,391 to £15,039

Hours: 35 hours weekly / term time only plus 5 days 

This role is subject to a 6-month probationary period. 

Are you looking for to make a real difference to enhancing the life chances of children?

The governors of our caring, friendly and rapidly improving academy wish to appoint an enthusiastic, highly effective Teaching Assistant / Lunchtime Assistant to join our team. We have a role which is initially in EYFS and/or KS1 but we are looking to appoint a person who would be willing to work in with primary aged children of all ages.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is able to work 1:1 delivering individual programmes to children with Complex Communication Difficulties, Autism and Social, Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties across the whole school from Early Years to Year 6
  • is able to work alongside the class teacher to further children’s learning and deepen their understanding
  • is positive and creative
  • is able to motivate, inspire and encourage children
  • has excellent interpersonal skills
  • is committed to developing and maintaining close links with the      whole community
  • is able to build positive relationships with staff and parents
  • enjoys working as part of a hardworking and happy team
  • must have a least GCSE / ‘O’ Level Maths and English at grade C or      equivalent
  • is prepared to contribute to enhancing the school beyond the      classroom

In return, we can offer you:

  • friendly, enthusiastic children
  • support of a caring staff team committed to children’s success
  • professional development working as part of The GORSE Academies      Trust
  • fun and a challenge!

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, we will ensure that our children receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation.

If you feel that you have the necessary experience, skills and abilities, we look forward to hearing from you.

An Application pack (including Job description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website www.tgat.org.uk/jobs by email to joanne.barrick@ryecroft.leeds.sch.uk or by telephone on 0113 263 2433

Completed applications should be returned to Joanne.barrick@ryecroft.leeds.sch.uk

Closing date:  Friday 29 June 2018 at 12 noon

Interview date: TBC

Working in partnership with The Gorse Academies Trust

Ryecroft Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.



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More about Ryecroft Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Stonebridge Grove, Farnley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 5AW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 263 2433
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Ryecroft Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational primary school situated in Farnley, Leeds. It is supported by the Gorse Academies Trust, a non-profit charity with the aim of creating excellent primary teaching in Leeds’ more deprived a...