Farsley Farfield Primary School


Learning Support Assistants

We are looking to recruit two full-time Learning Support Assistant to join our exciting school in September 2018.  There may also be a further role supporting a child with autism in a Reception class.

We are looking to recruit two full-time Learning Support Assistants to join our exciting school. We have a great mix of children and we have a 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 a very positive Ofsted inspection in March 2018.

We require two skilled and enthusiastic LSAs 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.

Details of the two vacancies are as follows:

Vacancy 1 will be to provide support in Nursery and be a key worker for a number of children with additional needs. Experience and expertise of working with children with communication difficulties and autism would be advantageous for this role.

Vacancy 2 will be to provide 1:1 support for a KS1 child with communication and physical disabilities in the morning. In the afternoon, the role will be to work in Year 3 to support the SEMH needs in this class.

These jobs will be temporary for one year in the first instance and will be paid on Band B1. The hours of work will be 8.30-3.30 Mon-Fri, with a morning break and an hour for lunch. This equates to 30 hours per week 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.

Ideally, you will be qualified to at least NVQ2 in a relevant area.

Due to the summer holiday, no tour of the school is planned but further information about the school can be found by visiting the school website.

Where possible, all correspondence will be done via email so please ensure you include a valid email address on your application.

The closing date for applications is 31st August 2018 at 12noon.


Safer Recruitment Statement

Farsley Farfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer and we seek to promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Supporting Documents

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Teaching Assistant Job Description and Person Spec

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant Job Description and Person Spec

Catering Assistant Job Description and Person Spec

Application form – teacher

Application form – SBM

Application form – support staff

Application form – lunchtime staff

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