Teaching Assistant

  • Contract type - Permanent, 35 hours per week
  • Salary range - £18,426-£19,171 FTE
  • Location - Co-op Academy Woodlands
  • Closing date - December 6, 2021

Co-op Academy Woodlands is a large primary school situated in East Leeds and forms part of the Co-op Academies Trust. Woodlands is an inspiring place to work and learn and as part of the Co-op Academies Trust, to secure excellence in all aspects of its work.

We are currently seeking to appoint 1 enthusiastic, talented and inspirational teaching assistants to work in our school. You will be part of our fabulous Early Years team so a level 3 qualification is desirable. A passion for teaching and a strong commitment to developing young people in order to achieve their potential is essential.

As a Teaching assistant at Co-op Academy Woodlands, the colleague appointed will join a talented staff team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities in which it sits. As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our ‘Good’ school (Ofsted 2018), joining a highly motivated and forward-thinking staff team and contributing to our next level of successful development.

We are looking for colleagues who are:
• Passionate about working with children and young people as part of a successful team
• Possessing of energy and enthusiasm and committed to enable every child to be successful
• Committed to the highest expectations of achievement and behaviour
• Open to challenge and has the determination to make a difference
• Able to develop positive relationships with all members of the school community
• Committed to their own personal professional development.
• Keen to expand their knowledge, skills and understanding of learning
• Supportive of partnerships with parents, governors and the community
• Naturally positive with the vision and energy to adapt to changing circumstances and embrace new ideas

What we offer:
• An exciting opportunity to be fully involved in the shaping of our dynamic academies and their curriculum.
• A supportive governing body
• An environment where innovation and creativity are encouraged
• A dedicated, skilled and talented leadership team
• Valuable support system from a strong and growing network of partner schools
• The opportunity to work under the ethics and values of our sponsor, the Co-operative Group
• Co-operative 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
• Professional development opportunities from colleagues and other schools within the Co-operative Academy Trust, who all share the same aim, to provide all children with an excellent broad and balanced curriculum
• Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
• Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

Find out more about this exciting opportunity by visiting the Academy website:

Completed application forms should be sent to Dawn Rough, School business Manager on

Visits to school are welcomed and encouraged. Please e-mail our office manager Jennie Hill at jennie.hill@coopacademies.co.uk to arrange a visit.

Co-op Academy Woodlands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are made subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and a 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”.

Closing date: Monday 6th December 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 8th December 2021



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