Vacancy Summary

SEND Teaching Assistant

32.5 hours per week, term time only

Fixed Term for One Year (Subject to EHCP Funding)

Band 4, SCP3 - 4 (Actual salary £16,734 - £17,009)

Vacancy Information

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a SEND Teaching Assistant to join Bowling Park Primary School.

Bowling Park Primary is a three-form entry school for children aged 3-11 years old, situated over two sites. One site is situated in the West Bowling area of Bradford and the second is situated within the East Bowling area of Bradford, a short distance away from one another and easily accessible. Both sites are situated within culturally diverse areas and have built excellent relationships with members of the local community, including parents of the children who attend the school.

All staff at Bowling Park Primary School/Exceed Academies Trust are committed to supporting our children and the local community, whilst going above and beyond to provide an environment for learning and personal development to overcome individual challenges and allows opportunities for children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

With a current Ofsted rating of ‘Good’, Bowling Park Primary School exists to prepare and support children for their future, in a happy, healthy and safe environment. We want all our children to enjoy learning and to have the highest expectations of themselves. Our school is about preparing children for their futures and life in modern Bradford, Britain and the wider world.

In September 2022, Bowling Park Primary School joined Exceed Academies Trust, which currently consists of fourteen academies; ten primary schools, an all-through primary-to-secondary academy, two alternative provision academies (Primary and Secondary), and a specialist setting for children/young people who suffer from social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The Trust has an excellent reputation within Bradford and beyond, and an outstanding track record of supporting staff in developing their careers through specialist training lead by the Exceed Teaching School Hub and our Outstanding SCITT.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English & Maths
  • Have previous experience in a similar role
  • Be committed to raising standards
  • Be able to motivate and inspire children, staff, parents and Governors
  • Have the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Be someone who can create an atmosphere in which children can thrive and succeed
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have experience of working with children with SEND (desirable)
  • Speak fluent English to an appropriate standard, in line with the Immigration Act 2016.

We can offer:

  • A dedicated and experienced staff team, supported by the Trust, Governors and parents
  • Enthusiastic, confident and well-behaved children
  • An opportunity to make a significant contribution to our school
  • An opportunity to further your professional development
  • An opportunity to work in a forward-thinking school
  • An Employee Assistance Programme to access treatment/support in relation to a variety of areas i.e. financial, legal, health and wellbeing and counselling

Recruitment process

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the school by prior arrangement.

Please complete an application form, which can be found on our school website or our Trust website at

Please state which role you are applying for on your application. Completed applications should be submitted to:

Please note, applications via CV or Indeed will not be accepted.

Closing date: 12 Noon, Friday 12th July 2024

Interviews: W/C: 15th July 2024

Exceed Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Shortlisted candidates will be subject to related online content checks, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check as well as successful completion of a probationary period.

Exceed Academies Trust strives to be an employer of choice. We are an inclusive and diverse multi academy trust and ultimately, our aim is to employ a workforce that reflects the communities it serves. We are committed to achieving a balanced workforce at all levels, whilst ensuring that no individual is disadvantaged or treated less favourably. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnicities and will ensure a fair recruitment process without discrimination, in compliance with the Equality Act 2010.

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