Teaching Assistant - LA151

Are you passionate about providing professional teaching assistant support? Looking for a passionate and dedicated Academy Trust which genuinely invests and develops their staff? Then apply today to join Lightcliffe Academy and work within our academy as a Teaching Assistant.

The position will suit an experienced Teaching Assistant who is looking for a new challenge and is open to working within an Academy.
We are looking for a commitment to 29 hours a week, term time only plus 5 days.

Abbey Multi Academy Trust promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds and Calderdale.  We are committed to creating and sustaining a positive and supportive working environment for our staff, and an excellent teaching and learning experience for our students.  We aspire that staff are equally valued and respected, and students are encouraged to thrive academically.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students.  We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

We acknowledge the following basic rights for all members and prospective members of our community:

  • to be treated with respect and dignity
  • to be treated fairly with regard to all procedures, assessments and choices
  • to be encouraged to reach one’s full potential

These rights carry responsibilities and we require all members of our community to recognise these rights and act in accordance with them.  In addition, we will comply with all relevant legislation and good practice.

No individual will be unjustly discriminated against.  This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teaching Assistant, to join our hardworking and dedicated Department.  You will be a Teaching Assistant with a passion for teaching and capable of delivering outstanding and inspirational support to our students.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join our academy where new initiatives are welcomed and encouraged.

As our new Teaching Assistant we will nurture, challenge and support you throughout your career here at Lightcliffe Academy. The post offers an opportunity to join a department where creativity, innovation and the ability to work effectively in a team is valued.


  • To supervise students’ work as identified by the SENDCO/Assistant SENDCO and/or the Class Teacher
  • An individual looking to develop your career within a supportive team
  • Able to encourage and enthuse students to achieve their full potential
  • Inspirational to colleagues and students – sharing best practice

We can offer:

  • An Academy and a department that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active part on our journey.
  • Tailored CPD with a commitment to support your career ambitions.
  • A department which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm.

This is a genuinely exciting time to join our Academy and to play a part in the development of our Multi-Academy Trust. If you are looking to join an Academy with happy, positive and polite students and staff then we want to hear from you.  

Abbey Multi Academy Trust is a Trust consisting of eight academies (three secondary, five primary) in the geographical areas of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and Calderdale.

All our academies share in the Trust’s mission to work In Partnership to 'Educate, Nurture and Empower'. For more information about us or our academies please visit the following links:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust

Lightcliffe Academy

Visits to meet the team and experience our wonderful atmosphere, are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Recruitment@abbeytrust.org

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds/Calderdale.

Name & Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552