Teaching Assistant (Progress Assistant), Leeds

Closing date:New this week

Co-op Academy PriesthorpeLeeds

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £19,554 - £21,166 (FTE)
Contract term: Permanent
We're looking for a Progress Assistant to join our team!

As a Progress Assistant you will 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 key-worker for a small number of SEND students. Your experience, skills and knowledge will ensure that students receive specific support for their needs.  

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. 

The role offers the successful candidate a challenge that will be both rewarding and fulfilling, with the support to achieve your own personal career goals and aspirations, whilst demonstrating a real commitment to the Co-op values and principles.

Salary: B3 grade, SCP 7-11 (£16,650 - £18,022 term time only salary) 

Hours: 30 hours per week, term time only + 5 days 

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.

Why us?

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting role in a fast-growing and dynamic environment, where wellbeing for all is championed. We have a strong programme of bespoke CPD and believe in continual development. Co-op Academy Priesthorpe is a great place to be.

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


Closing date: Thursday 26th September  Interviews: Wednesday 2nd October  How to apply?

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

If you need further information or would like to look around the school please contact Jessica Poulter or Mandy Carlton: 0113 2574115

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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