Savile Park Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan

Current Vacancies


Savile Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Halifax.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosures and Barring Service Check.

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In addition to this we are in two fabulous  building with excellent facilities. Look at our web site to see more information about our school– there is always lots going on and you will be amazed at how much our children do and achieve.

Recruitment at Savile Park

We follow a safer recruitment protocol at school for the recruitment of staff for both paid work and volunteers. This extends throughout the recruitment process but also in the ethos we embed with all people working within our school that all our children and staff/ volunteers have the right to be safe and feel safe in our school.

Current Vacancies

2 Permanent Teaching Assistants

Post Ref:

Salary: Scale 3

31.66 hours per week, term time only

Required from February 2020

Savile Park Primary School, wish to recruit two enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistants to join our hard-working team. The roles will involve working in the classroom; leading activities with individuals, groups of children or the whole class and providing general support for the class teacher. The roles also include the lunchtime supervision of the children. Initially the posts will be based in one of our Reception and Year 1 classes, but this will be reviewed annually.

Savile Park Primary School is a thriving, expanding, happy and popular school with an excellent reputation in the local community. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude, ability to work within a team and show a real commitment to nurturing and supporting children in all aspects of school life. Experience of working with children/young people in a school environment and knowledge of the national curriculum are essential for this role.

Visits to the school are actively encouraged. Please contact Ms Bev Patrice in the School Office to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Please note one of these vacancies is a re-advertisement and previous applicants need not reapply.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS (formerly CRB) from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

You can apply for this vacancy by visiting Alternatively, further information can be obtained and downloaded from the school website

Applications should be returned by post or emailed to:

Closing Date: Friday 24th January 2020. Interviews: w/c 27th January 2020.

Job Desc – Teaching Assistant scale 3

Person Spec – Teaching Assistant

Paid employment

All our paid jobs are advertised either on recruitment website, our web site or locally depending on the role.

When applying for any job at Savile Park you must complete the relevant application form, CVs will not be accepted. If you have any gaps in your employment you must ensure you give details about why.

Please refer closely to the person specification of the role you are applying for when completing the knowledge / skills and experience section of the application form, giving details of how you meet the person specification with specific examples.

We require two referees for all roles, it is your responsibility to ensure these are provided and will be able to give a reference. Please give an email address for your referee as it makes contact easier.

Jobs will only offered following a comprehensive selection process which will include activities as well as an interview. All offers are subject to receipt of satisfactory referees, evidence of qualifications and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

All paid employment is subject to a probationary period where we review your skills, knowledge, attitude and attendance.

Volunteers / placements

We welcome applications for volunteers and placements. If you are at college / university and wish to do your placement here as part of your course you need to email school directly stating the name of the course, reason for placement, duration and why you would like your placement at Savile Park.  We will contact your college to verify the need for your placement and that they recommend you as a suitable candidate in school. We will then invite you into school for an informal interview. You must have an enhanced DBS completed by your university / college for your course prior to being able to start your placement.

We consider volunteers who are not studying as we recognise that some people need work experience or are considering a career change and want to try it out first. In this situation you need to complete a volunteers application form and provide information regarding why you want to volunteer at Savile Park  primary school. You need to provide two referees who will contact prior to your interview. You will also need to complete an enhanced DBS with school as our governors have decided that for all placement / volunteers an enhanced DBS must be in place prior to the placement starting.

All volunteers / placements have an induction to school which covers our behaviour expectations, child protection etc.

Volunteers / placements complete a placement agreement contract and confidentiality agreement. We reserve the right to end any placements / volunteers without notice.

We welcome applications from year 10 work experience.

Please note we do not always accept placements from ex Savile Park Primary School pupils because we want work experience for year 10/12 pupils to be a meaningful insight into work; returning to the familiar environment of your old primary school, with a great many of the same teachers and staff, does not provide a realistic ‘snapshot’ of a professional environment. We believe that, if you are keen to experience work in an educational setting, it would be much more beneficial to get an insight into a different environment so you learn that each school is unique

When we receive your application form we will consider it and request a reference from your tutor. We will then invite you in for an informal interview and induction prior to the start of your placement.



Clock workshop for Pelicans and Puffins
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Reception and Y6 weighing and measure with school nursing team
Jan 30 all-day
Parent forum at Moorfield
Feb 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Break-up for half term
Feb 14 @ 3:05 pm