Parkwood Primary School

A great start for any child




Teaching Assistant (x2)

 To work within the main school and the School Led Resourced Provision (RP Unit)

BAND 5, SCP’S 4-6, 32.5 hours per week, TTO plus 3 days

Parkwood Primary School is a founding school of the recently formed Nurture Academies Trust. We are a successful school who have voluntarily converted to safeguard the high quality of education that we offer to our community in these changing times. The Executive Headteacher and Local Governing Body wish to invite applications from highly motivated and organised individuals with energy and vision to join our excellent and dedicated team as a graduate teaching assistant, with aspirations to become a teacher.


Through our association with Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School and SCITT, we have a proven track record in developing staff to further their careers. We are currently working with the Local Authority to establish our school based Resourced Provision specialising in autism and staff will be expected to work within the new provision as well as with pupils with SEN in the main school.



Learning Mentor

 To work throughout school from EYFS to Year 6

BAND 6, SCP’S 6-11, 37 hours per week, TTO + 3 days

The Executive Headteacher and Local Governing Body wish to invite applications from highly motivated and organised individuals with energy and vision to join our excellent and dedicated team.

The prime objective of this post is to remove barriers to learning by working as part of a team and developing good relationships with children, parents and partner agencies. The Learning Mentor will use the school’s restorative approach to support pupils with social emotional and mental health needs. The role will involve working flexibly with individual pupils from EYFS to Year 6.   Working with pupils in the classroom as well as 1:1 mentoring and small group work will all be part of the role.




The successful candidates for both posts will have high aspirations, a growth mindset and be committed to raising standards, as well as excellent English and Maths skills. We will be particularly interested in candidates who have attributes they can offer to further complement our existing staff skill set.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01535 603832.

Interested candidates are requested to apply online for this post.

To download the job details and apply ‐ please visit or see the relevant forms below.


Closing Date: 12noon on Friday 31st January 2020

Interviews: Friday 7th February 2020



We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and the receipt of 2 satisfactory references.

Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required.

Please note: CVs are not accepted for this post


Job Description - Teaching Assistant

Job Description - Learning Mentor

Application Form



Are you interested in a career in Primary Teaching?

Train to Teach - School Direct

Applications for our School Direct Programme 2020-2021 are via UCAS.

Please use the following course codes when searching under Parkwood Primary lead school:

Primary (3-7) fee paying – 3BF9  Primary (5-11) fee paying – 3BF8  


At Parkwood Primary School we provide our children with the best possible education and to develop the whole child during their time with us. Our aim is to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality. This is achieved through a happy, stimulating learning environment where excellent staff and resources ensure the children achieve their potential. We believe that this is achieved through a close trusting relationship between home and school, working together at all times to promote the vision, aims and ethos of the school and community. We are keen to recruit student teachers who share the same commitment. If you share our vision for education, we want to hear from you. We will provide highest quality training, delivered by outstanding practitioners through a bespoke training package, to make the most of your knowledge and skills. After a year's successful training, you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status. As School Direct partner working with our SCITT provider, we are committed to helping you develop professionally, beyond your training and Newly Qualified Teacher year by means of an extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development opportunities.


Our accredited training provider is Bradford Birth to 19 School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT). Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT offers a different way of training to become a teacher. Learn by listening to and observing good and outstanding teachers. Training involves practising your teaching skills with groups of students. Supported effectively by a school mentor, you are treated as a member of the school staff, someone the school is often looking to potentially employ. This route ensures you are working in your class from day one of the course.



  • You will need to have at least
    • a GCSE Grade C/4 in maths, science and English or equivalent.
    • a 2:2 Honours degree.
    • to have passed their skills tests before starting on the programme.


If you would like further details please contact us:



01274 494898


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