Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School


Teaching Assistant Opportunity

Posted: 15/04/2024


Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our strong school team and support teaching and learning in our school, for a May 2024 start. We welcome applications from candidates with experience of all key stages in school.


This vacancy will suit candidates who are enthusiastic, highly motivated, and have the best outcomes for children at heart. Knowledge and/or experience of pupils with SEN is preferable but not required. The successful applicant will also have a patient and positive approach to managing children’s behaviour and wellbeing.


We are looking for candidates who have:

  • A passion for supporting children to learn.

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team with staff, parents and outside agencies.

  • Energy and enthusiasm for this exciting challenge.

  • High expectations of children.

  • Knowledge and experience of the national curriculum.

  • A commitment to continuing professional development.


Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School can offer:

  • A supportive staff team who work well to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.

  • Parents who are supportive.

  • A commitment to your professional development with a range of opportunities to further your career, including a close working partnership with schools across the trust to further support professional development.

  • An employee perks scheme including discounts and online offers at major high street and online retailers, and salary sacrifice schemes.


This post will suit candidates who are highly motivated and have the best outcomes for children at heart. The successful candidate will be joining a like-minded and friendly school team.


Successful applicants will undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment and will abide by Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust’s policies and procedures and Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School’s safeguarding and child protection policies.


The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd May 2024 at 12pm. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 6th May 2024.


If you are interested in applying for this role, please see the job description and application form attached to this advert. Please contact the school office on 0113 2574129 to request a paper copy of the application pack. Please submit completed application forms to or return completed application forms directly to the school office.

Co-opted Governor Opportunity 


Co-opted governors make a valuable contribution to children's education, opportunities and futures. Being a governor in a Local Governing Board (LGB) is a hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give back to the school and local community, and develop your strategic skills. There is no requirement for you to have an understanding of the education system - just the skills, character and time to contribute. Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust offers internal training to help you understand the role and responsibilities of a governor. 


As a co-opted governor in an Owlcotes school's Local Governing Board, you and fellow members of the LGB will focus on the following areas:

  • Determining the educational vision and ethos of the school and ensuring that the aims and principles of Owlcotes MAT are upheld. 
  • Establishing and implementing a local, relevant curriculum which ensures enriched learning experiences for all pupils.
  • Developing and implementing a school improvement plan, and OFSTED improvement plan with support from the Owlcotes MAT central team.
  • Ensuring high quality teaching, learning and assessment takes place and is continuously improved.
  • Ensuring that teachers and other relevant staff receive a regular appraisal of their performance.
  • Reviewing staffing levels to ensure high quality teaching and pupil support which is affordable within the budget.
  • Appointing governors to carry out Headteacher appraisal.
  • Implementation of the admissions policy and arrangements in accordance with Owlcotes MAT and DfE codes of practice.
  • Implementation of actions required to comply with statutory safeguarding regulations and the Funding Agreements.


Co-opted governors are expected to maintain a strategic outlook. This means knowing and understanding the vision of the school, taking a long-term view and understanding from the Headteacher how the strategy to achieve the school's vision is implemented. Governors are also expected to support and challenge school leaders by asking pertinent, strategic questions. 


Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School's Local Governing Board meets 3 times per academic year - meetings are usually scheduled in October, February/March, and June/July . Co-opted governors are expected to dedicate around 2 hours per month to the role. The recorded minutes of every Local Governing Board meeting are reported to the Owlcotes MAT Board of Trustees, who also meet 3 times per academic year.


Please contact by email with the email subject 'Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School Co-Opted Governor' in order to express your interest in a place on the Local Governing Board at our school. 

Please see the Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust website for other opportunities within our Academy Trust.