Teaching Assistant

The Academy at St James

The Academy at St James is a small primary school for pupils aged 2 to 11 years and serves the community of Allerton in West Yorkshire.

The school are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who wants to make a difference and ensure positive outcomes for children.

In return for your commitment, the school can offer you:

  • The opportunity to be part of BDAT and work with schools and colleagues across the Trust for career progression
  • Career development opportunities to shape the role according to interests and skills
  • Children who are keen to fulfil their potential
  • A positive and friendly working environment
  • A commitment to professional development

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement.  Please contact the office on 01274 777095 to arrange a mutual appointment. Applications can be found on the school’s website at https://academystjames.com/about-us/vacancies/. These should then be returned via email to admin@academystjames.com.

The Academy at St James is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: 12pm, 27th November 2020
Interview Date: 30th November 2020
Starting Date: 1st January 2021

Salary: SCP 5 to 11, £11,927 - £14,159
Pro rata: 27.5 hrs per week TTO


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