Farsley Farfield Primary School


Learning Support Assistants

We are looking to recruit two full-time Learning Support Assistants to join our exciting school – one class-based in KS1 initially, and one to support children with SEND.  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 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. Ideally, you will be qualified to at least NVQ2 in a relevant area and have some experience of working in a primary school. Experience and expertise of working with children with communication difficulties, medical issues, SEMH needs or on the autistic spectrum may be advantageous for the SEND role.

Both roles are 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, 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. Further information about the school can be found by visiting the school website.

A tour of the school is planned for Tuesday 25th June at 4pm. If you would like to join the tour, please call or email to book a place. 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 30th June 2019 at 5pm. Interviews will take place on 12th July 2019.

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Assistant Site Manager / Grounds maintenance

Farsley Farfield Primary School is looking to recruit a flexible, hard-working and reliable person to join our site team. The successful candidate will need basic DIY skills, high standards of personal conduct, a commitment to Health and Safety and a basic awareness of horticulture.

The post has two elements: basic grounds maintenance (inc. mowing, strimming and a small amount of work supporting the school farm) and a role as Assistant Site Manager.

The post is part time: 23.5 hours in total, of which 13.5 hours are allocated to the assistant site manager role, and 10 hours for grounds maintenance. There is likely to be some seasonal variation in this i.e. more grounds work in the summer when there is more grass to mow and strim. There could be considerable scope for overtime.

Ability to drive and a willingness to learn to drive the school minibuses would be an advantage.

The role is Leeds City Council B1 Pt 4-6, £9.55-£9.94 per hour.

Hours can be flexible/subject to negotiation, but the candidate will need to open up and lock up on Mondays and Fridays. The post holder will need to be on site on Mondays and Fridays (including opening up and locking up), but the additional hours could be flexible Tues-Thurs. This post is all year round and any leave entitlement will be calculated based on number of contracted hours. You will automatically become a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme unless you make an election to opt out.

The successful candidate might wish to supplement their hours by taking on an additional lunchtime assistant role, with responsibility for monitoring and developing play on the ‘top field’, den-making area and livestock areas. This could be an additional 1.25 hours of work per day and would be remunerated at £9.18 per hour (LCC Pt 2). Taking on this role would, obviously, require the post-holder to be on site every week day from 11.45am – 1.00pm.

Training will be provided as required.

To start 1st September 2019 (with a possibility of an earlier start if possible).

The closing date for applications is 28th June 2019 at noon. Interviews will take place on 10th July 2019.

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We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our pupil and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check and satisfactory references.