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Leodis Academies Trust

Forging Young Futures

Behaviour Support Worker

Permanent contract: required as soon as possible

32.5 hours per week

Salary: C3 Point 19 - 22 (Actual salary £18,358 - £19,916)

Closing date: 9am Thursday 18 April


Leodis Academies Trust is a successful Multi Academy Trust with five schools in the South Leeds area. Blackgates Primary Academy is a two form entry school situated in Tingley, South Leeds.  It is a highly inclusive school having a wide range of pupils with SEND (25%) and the facilities to support their learning.  With 38% of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding (continuing to rise) compared to 25% nationally, we are able to support their progress well.  Following our Ofsted inspection in September 2017, we are a rapidly improving school, which places high regard for our pupil and staff welfare in addition to achievement.

We want our children to enjoy their time at Blackgates and to be successful in whichever way they are able.  We place great value on high quality teaching, ensuring experiential learning is at the heart of our teaching and we believe these give opportunities for our children to be stimulated, inside and outside the classroom. First and foremost we believe children need to be in a caring and nurturing environment with clear policies and procedures. 

Blackgates Primary Academy emphasises the need to work as a team in a caring, safe and friendly environment.  Our wonderful staff are highly committed to the education of our pupils with our new motto of ‘Believe, Achieve, Succeed’. We want each and every child to leave the school having the skills and confidence to be the happiest and best person they can be.

If you want to be part of our journey, work with fabulous children and friendly staff we look forward to receiving your application.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will be a skilled behavioural support professional. You will have experience in inspiring pupils to develop a love of learning and managing their behaviour to allow them to be successful.  You will have demonstrated your integrity and potential as a Behaviour Support Worker through your strong commitment to improving the behaviour and outcomes for children. You will also be willing to learn continue to learn and improve the skills you have gained working in a behavioural capacity with children.

The post offers challenge, reward and role development for the right candidate. The role will be based at Blackgates Primary with opportunities to work with other professionals across the Trust.

Applicants are welcome to visit the Trust prior to application. Please contact Sue Shires, School Business Manager on 0113 887 8155 or to arrange a convenient time and date.

Application packs can be downloaded here:

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

 We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.