Level 1or 2 Teaching Assistant Job at The Gorse Academies Trust in Leeds

Job Description

Required to start: Jan 2021

Level 1 or 2 Teaching Assistant with British Sign Language experience or a willingness to learn

Level 1 Salary: A1/B1 (SCP 1 – 6) £17,842 – £19,698

Actual Salary: £13,449 – £14,842

Level 2 Salary – B3 (SCP 7 – 11) £20,092 – £21,748

Actual Salary: £15,145 – £16,394

Contract: 32.5 Hours Per Week, Term Time Only + 5 Days

Temporary in the first instance until 31/08/21

Subject to a 6-Month Probationary Period


We are looking to appoint a talented Teaching Assistant to join our strong and committed team. Hillcrest is a vibrant and dynamic academy that is looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Teaching Assistant to initially work in our Nursery. Our successful candidate will be joining an incredibly strong and collaborative Early Years team within our school.

Can you:

  • Motivate, inspire and excite children in their learning?
  • Support the progress of all children, to ensure they achieve their full potential?
  • Build positive relationships with staff and parents?
  • Develop and maintain close links with the whole community?

Do you have:

  • British sign language knowledge or willingness to learn?
  • Excellent interpersonal skills?
  • GCSE / ‘O’ Level Maths and GCSE at grade C or equivalent?

In return we can offer:

  • Amazing, friendly, enthusiastic children
  • Support of a caring staff team committed to children’s success
  • Professional development working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust
  • Fun and a challenge!

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, we will ensure that our children receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation.

Are you interested in joining us? We hope so! Visits are unavailable at this time but please take a look at our website and get in touch for further information or to discuss the role.

Are you interested in finding out more about the role and telling us about yourself? If so, please contact school on 0113 2624080.

In the first instance, an application pack including full job description is available to download directly from our website at www.tgat.org.uk/jobs.

Please note an application form must be completed and sent back via email or post.

If you submit an electronic application we will not require a hard copy. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 12.00pm.

Interview Date : TBC

Hillcrest Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and we expect our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check (formally Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure). We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.
“Every lesson counts at Hillcrest Academy. Teachers are relentless in supporting every pupil to reach their potential.” Ofsted 2016

Reference ID: HA

Contract length: 8 months

Application deadline: 02/12/2020

Expected start date: 04/01/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: £13,449.00-£16,394.00 per year



  • British Sign Language: 1 year (Preferred)

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About Company

Company: The Gorse Academies Trust

Company Location:  Leeds

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