Farsley Farfield Primary School


Teaching Assistant vacancy

New year, exciting new job?  Put the misery of 2020 behind you with a new start.

We are looking to recruit a full-time Teaching Assistant to work at our fantastic school.  We have a great mix of children, a strong and welcoming staff team and we have a very good reputation for the inclusion of children with special needs, including a number on the autistic spectrum. We have a supportive parent body and huge grounds to make creative use of. We had another very positive Ofsted inspection in March 2018.

We require a skilled and enthusiastic TA who can support teaching and learning and address the personal and individual needs of our pupils. You will need to be a good communicator, cheerful, calm, resilient and able to work as part of a team. Ideally, you will be qualified to at least NVQ2 in a relevant area and have some experience of working in a primary school. You must be willing and able to work with a child with medical needs and undertake appropriate medical training.  Experience and expertise of working with children with communication difficulties, medical issues, SEMH needs or on the autistic spectrum will be advantageous in this role.

The role is permanent subject to a successful 6-month probationary period and you will be paid on Band B1 with progression up to B3 available following successful performance management.  We will offer pay point portability for experienced TAs already working at other schools.  Your hours of work will be 8.30-3.30 Mon-Fri, with 30 minutes for lunch, term time only.  You will not routinely be expected to work Teacher Training Days, but may be invited to do so on occasion and be paid overtime.

You are welcome to attend an online meeting with the Head Teacher and SENDCO to find out more about the school and role and ask any questions you may have. This is planned for Monday 14th December at 4.30pm. If you would like to join the meeting, please email the school office for the link.

The closing date for applications is noon on the 21st December 2020. If you are successful in the short-listing process, you will be invited to attend an interview on Thursday 7th January 2021.  Please note: this is likely to be a remote interview.

Click here to see the vacancy and related documents on E-Teach.


Farsley Farfield promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.  Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.