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Employer: Co-op Academies Trust

Locations: Nightingale, Beckfield, Oakwood & Woodlands Primary Academies - Leeds

Salary: Up to 7 roles available - MPS / UPS

Suitable for NQTs

Contract type: Full time (KS1&2), Full time (EYFS)

Contract term: Permanent (KS1&2, & EYFS), Temporary (KS1&2)

Due to success and growth in our academies we are looking to appoint a number of classroom teachers who can help us achieve the highest standards for our children.

Co-op Academies Trust has five primary academies close to each other in East Leeds, not far from the city centre. All are either full or growing rapidly.  Four of the schools have been judged by Ofsted to be ‘good’.

The Trust’s sponsor is The Co-op, the largest mutual business in the country and an organisation renowned for its values and commitment to local communities. Our Trust adheres to national terms and conditions of service as well as offering many of the employee benefits provided to The Co-op’s staff. We are even willing to help with relocation costs for the right candidate.

We have a number of teaching vacancies for September 2018 and would love colleagues with passion, energy and commitment to join us. We have a strong professional development programme and enjoy supporting colleagues into the profession, with the possibility for a 1st July start for NQTs.

Teaching Assistant

Term time only


Actual salary: B3 (SCP 18 – 21) £13,169 - £14,676

Contracted hours: 32.5

Required as soon as possible

As part of the ongoing growth at Co-op Academy Nightingale a fantastic opportunity has arisen to support the growth of our Year 4 cohort. We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and outstanding Teaching Assistant to join Co-op Academy Nightingale.

We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant who has experience of working with children with English as an additional language and will work alongside the class teacher in supporting individuals and groups in their learning. The successful applicant will have excellent numeracy and literacy skills and be able to work constructively as part of a team.  In addition the successful applicant will understand the importance of high expectations for behaviour and achievement and share in the schools commitment to improving the life opportunities of the children in our schools.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our academy and to join our highly motivated and forward thinking staff.

Are you:

  • Possessing of energy and enthusiasm and committed to enabling every child to be successful

  • Innovative and flexible in your approach and quick to take on new initiatives

  • Committed to the highest expectations of achievement and behaviour and to continuous school improvement

  • Someone who enjoys a challenge and has the determination to make a difference

  • Able to develop positive relationships with all members of the school community

  • Committed to your own personal professional development. Keen to expand their knowledge, skills and understanding of learning and education

  • Supportive of partnerships with parents, governors and the community

Nightingale and the Trust can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a highly successful Academy with a growing reputation as a high-performing educational setting

  • Significant opportunities for professional development and growth within the Academy and the Trust

  • The opportunity to work under the ethics and values of the Co-operative

  • A friendly and positive staff team

  • Friendly and hardworking children

  • Co-op Academies Trust benefits package including discount gym memberships & leisure offers, childcare vouchers, cycle to work, Co-op Credit Union, season ticket & rental deposit loans, cash-back healthcare scheme and co-operative discount offers

Co-op Academy Nightingale is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Informal visits to Nightingale are always welcome.

Appointments are made subject to disclosure and barring service and medical declaration.

“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.  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”

CV’s are not accepted as part of our recruitment process.

If you are interested in applying for this post please apply through e-teach using the link below:

If you have any queries about this vacancy please contact Jennica Rama at  

Closing date: Monday 9th October 2017 at 3pm

Interviews dates to be confirmed

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