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Spring Bank Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all adults working in our school, whether staff or volunteers, to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria from the Ministry of Justice on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found here. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that are not filtered prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. Please see the flowchart at the bottom of the page. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guidance. 

Please note, Section 7(1)(a) of the SVGA 2006 (, it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred in engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We may carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates. This is to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online, that might compromise your professional role.

Teaching Assistant Opportunity

Spring Bank Primary School are seeking a Teaching Assistant to join our strong school team and support teaching and learning. This is a permanent, term-time only appointment.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, highly motivated, and have the best outcomes for children at heart. The successful candidate will join a like-minded and friendly school team.

We are seeking candidates who are:

  • Enthusiastic about this exciting challenge.
  • Patient, calm and love working with people and children.
  • Hardworking, reliable and flexible.
  • Able to communicate well with others and work well as part of a team.
  • Committed to continuing their professional development.

Spring Bank can offer:

  • A supportive staff team who work well to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.
  • Parents who are supportive.
  • A thriving and aspirational school.
  • A commitment to your professional development with a range of opportunities to further your career, including a close working partnership with schools across the trust to further support professional development.

Contracted hours will be 8.30am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday. Visits to school are most welcome. Please contact the school office on 0113 2043120 to make an appointment.

Successful candidates will undergo an enhanced DBS check and online searches prior to employment and will abide by Spring Bank’s safeguarding and child protection policies.

The deadline for applications for this role is Friday 1st December 4pm. Interviews will take place on Thursday 7th December.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please see the job description and application form attached to this advert, or request a paper copy by visiting the school office at Spring Bank Primary School. Please submit completed application forms to or return completed application forms directly to the school office.