KS1 Teaching Assistant

  • Contract type - Permanent, term time only | 32.5 hours per week
  • Salary range - NJC Scale point 7 - 11 (£20,092 - £21,748) FTE | Term time only 32.5 hour actual salary: £15,027 - £16,266 [Pay award pending]
  • Location - Co-op Academy Beckfield, Tyersal Walk, Bradford, BD4 8ER
  • Closing date - September 28, 2021

We’re looking for a KS1 Teaching Assistant to join our team!

As a KS1 Teaching Assistant you will support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. As well as establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.

Beckfield is a school which is at the heart of the community and our significant improvements have made us Bradford School of The Year 2021! How and why you do things matters greatly to us, as does your ability to use your initiative, work independently and demonstrate ambition and integrity.

Please note that Teaching Assistants can be deployed anywhere within school depending on the children’s needs, so flexibility will be needed.

Permanent | Term-time only + 5 days |  32.5 hours per week

What we offer:

What our team does really counts. And we offer a wide range of benefits and rewards to recognise the part you play in our success. Whether they benefit your finances, your well-being, or your family, in or outside work. You are important to us!


  • We are the Telegraph & Argus “School of the Year” winner 2021
  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected school.
  • A fantastic school of wonderful children ready and eager to learn.
  • Good opportunities for personal and career development.
  • Access to an employee assistance programme.
  • Local government pension scheme and recognised continuous service
  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work and 10% Co-op discount
  • Co-operative credit union
  • Health-care cash-back scheme
  • Discounted gym membership and leisure activities
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans


Job responsibilities overview:

  • Working with a wide range of class teachers to deliver excellent teaching and learning.
  • Coaching children on a 1:1 or group basis.
  • Accompanying groups on trips.
  • Supporting assessment and evidencing learning
  • Working with the teacher to create stimulating classroom displays and learning resources
  • Maintaining a safe and positive environment for all learners
  • Creating opportunities for all learners to reach their potential, irrespective of ability 

The perfect candidate will have:

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications.
  • Previous primary aged experience.
  • A proven ability to work on their own initiative.
  • A high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults.
  • The ability to use relevant technology/equipment.
  • A can-do attitude.
  • A commitment to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school.


Further information about the school please visit our website: https://beckfield.coopacademies.co.uk/ and for further information about Co-op Academies Trust please visit the Trust website here: https://www.coopacademies.co.uk/

If you still have a burning question or would like just a little bit more information please contact Suzy, Business Manager: suzy.zito@coopacademies.co.uk or call 01274 662363

Closing date for applications – Tuesday 28th September 9am
Interviews – To be confirmed

How to apply

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. Please complete PARTA and PARTB application forms attached on our website below and email back to suzy.zito@coopacademies.co.uk before 9am on Tuesday 28th September. Let’s get the ball rolling, apply today!


Co-op Academy Beckfield is responsible for safe recruitment and promotes the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to Enhanced DBS clearance, two satisfactory references and a number of other checks.

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. 


Suzy Zito, Business Manager
01274 662363

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