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Teaching Assistant

We have a vacancy for a teaching assistant to join our friendly, dedicated and hard-working team. This will be a varied role – with opportunities to work across different classes in KS1 and KS2.

 Could this be the opportunity you have been looking for?

You might be a recent graduate, thinking about a career in teaching; many of our teaching assistants have gone on to successfully train as teachers. This role would give you wide experience, so you could focus your thinking about the age groups you’d like to teach.

You might be ready to fulfil an ambition to develop a career supporting children’s learning. You might be an experienced teaching assistant, ready for a new challenge.

Whoever you are, you must be committed to supporting children to achieve their best, be flexible, be resilient and have a positive outlook on life. If this sounds like you, you could be just the person we are looking for! If you would like to find out more, please visit our website – www.swinnowprimary.com or even better – come an have a look for yourself. Please telephone the school on 0113 3783100 if you’d like to come and meet us.

We’d be delighted to show you round.

Closing date: Wednesday 11th October 2023

Interviews: Monday 16th October 2023

Contact Email Address: recruitment@swinnowprimary.com 

Application Form

Job Description



Teacher MPS/UPS + TLR2 (£3017)

Starts – 1/1/24 – permanent

At Swinnow Primary School, we are looking for someone special to join our team. We have a vacancy for a teacher – based in KS1 in the first instance – to lead early reading.

Are you a positive, enthusiastic primary teacher ready for a new challenge?

Do you have experience teaching in Reception or KS1?

Do you have a passion for early reading and phonics?

Do you have the personality and skills to lead and inspire others?

Can you establish and maintain warm relationships with parents and carers?

If so, you could be just the person we are looking for!


This is an exciting leadership opportunity at our busy school. We are looking for a highly motivated teacher who:

  • can inspire, motivate and support both children and staff
  • is passionate about driving-up standards in phonics and early reading
  • has a record of delivering excellent lessons that impact positively on teaching and learning
  • has a strong knowledge and understanding of how to teach phonics and early reading
  • can lead by example and has the ability to coach and mentor staff
  • has experience in leading curriculum developments designed to raise standards
  • understands key priorities and can contribute to school improvement strategies

If successful, you will be joining a hard-working, supportive and caring team at an exciting time of change and on-going improvement. At Swinnow Primary School, we have made a strong start in our journey to improving the teaching of reading and phonics; we are now ready to build on these foundations so we can achieve our ambition of all children becoming successful young readers.

Swinnow Primary School is a one form entry school in the west of Leeds. We are a friendly school with lots going on. Swinnow Children’s Centre is on site, which provides services for families with children aged 0 - 5. Our nursery takes children from the age of 2. We also host the ABC Centre and OASIS – which are provisions to support children with SEMH needs. We are proud of our positive ethos and child-centred approach to everything we do. 

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the school. We’d be delighted to meet you and show you around.

Closing date: Tuesday 17th October 2023 – 3:30pm

Interviews: Wednesday 25th October 2023

 Contact Email Address: recruitment@swinnowprimary.com 

Teacher Job Description

Teacher Application Form