Teaching Assistant (Progress Assistant), Leeds

Closing date:Expiring soon

Co-op Academy PriesthorpeLeeds

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £19,554 (FTE) - £21,166 (FTE)
Contract term: Permanent

We’re looking for a Progress Assistant to join our team!

We’re seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed individual to support students learning across all key stages, as directed by the classroom teacher.  You will support in the classroom, small intervention groups or on a 1:1 basis and act as keyworker for a small number of SEND students. Your experience, skills and knowledge will ensure that students receive specific support for their needs.  The post is for 30 hours per week, term time only. 

Co-op Academy Priesthorpe is situated in Pudsey and just 15 minutes from both Leeds and Bradford centre with places for 1250 students. The Academy has a very special ethos, which visitors continue to comment on. Equity and equality are key drivers for us in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to excel within a highly inclusive and supportive community.

The ideal candidate will have experience supporting learning for children with Special Educational Needs aged 11-16.  You will have the skills to manage pupil behaviour and be able to seek direction and support from the classroom teacher and SEND Leader.  A strong understanding of Maths and or Science would be beneficial.

Why us?  

Benefits include: 

• Local government pension scheme and recognised continuous service 

• Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work and 5% Co-op discount

• Employee wellbeing committee with a dedicated health and well-being day

• Co-operative credit union

• Health-care cash-back scheme

• Discounted gym membership and leisure activities

• 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme 

• Season ticket and rental deposit loans

• Bi-weekly team newsletter to keep you up to date with staff news 

If you have a question or would like to arrange a visit to the school please contact Jessica Poulter or Mandy Carlton on 0113 2574115 or hr@priesthorpe.org

Closing date: Monday 26th August, 10am

Interviews: W/c 2nd September

How to apply 

To apply please complete the attached application form and either submit on TES, email back to hr@priesthorpe.org or post to: FAO HR Co-op Academy Priesthorpe, Priesthorpe Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 5SG

For further information about Co-op Academy Priesthorpe please visit our website here:  www.priesthorpe.coopacademies.co.uk or for further information about Co-op Academies Trust please visit the website here: www.coopacademies.co.uk 

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.



More about Co-op Academy Priesthorpe
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Priesthorpe Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5SG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 257 4115
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