This job expired on 29 November 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    29 November 2023 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    21 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - Permanent Term time only plus 5 days 32 hours per week (8.45am to 4.15pmm Monday and 8.45am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday)

Contract type


Actual salary

£29,269 to £33,945 per annum (full time equivalent) Actual salary: £21,871 to £25,365

Pay scale

Level 4, SCP 18-25

What skills and experience we're looking for

As one of our Higher Level Teaching Assistants based at Co-op Academy Southfield, you'll find the job rewarding as you will help make a difference to the lives of young people with a range of special educational needs and disabilities. The role will include and is not limited to:

  • To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for the students and monitoring students and assessing, recording and reporting on students’ achievement, progress and development.

  • Learning activities may take place in a variety of locations dependent upon the needs of the students within the provision and include school, community and home settings. Learning activities may include working in partnership with parents and other agencies to achieve learning objectives for the student and may also include advising and assisting parents/carers to effectively manage behaviours that impact on learning and progress.

It is essential you have experience of working with young people with special educational needs or disabilities. You’ll have a Higher Learning Teaching Assistant Status or an equivalent qualification, and be willing to learn a range of new skills. If you meet these criteria and have good communication skills, we would love to hear from you.

Formal training will be provided where necessary in specialist areas such as moving and handling, medical interventions, safeguarding, PREVENT, GDPR and Team Teach (de-escalation and physical intervention to support challenging behaviour).

For further detailed information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Should you have any questions in regards to this role, or would like an informal discussion with the Academy, please contact Human Resources in the first instance via email to: recruitmentsg@coopacademies.co.uk

What the school offers its staff

  • Co-op staff discounts and other benefits; cycle to work, Eyecare, Flu vaccine, Rental deposit scheme and Season tickets loans
  • Local pension scheme
  • Health Assured- Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership across Co-op Academy Grange
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment
  • Enthusiastic students who are keen to make good progress
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/continuing professional development

Further details about the role

How to apply

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. To apply please complete Application Form PART A and Application Form PART B and email them to:recruitmentsg@coopacademies.co.uk

Applications must be on our application form (returned in Word or Google Doc, not pdf format), which is available along with other supporting information on our website athttps://www.coopacademies.co.uk/vacancies/.

Closing date: 11.45pm, Wednesday 29th November 2023

Shortlisting: Thursday 30th November 2023

Recruitment day: Thursday 7th December 2023

For more information about the Trust, and to apply please visit:


Co-er 2023op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. It is responsible for academies in Leeds, Wirral, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor

You’ll join a talented staff team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves. As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development and progression across all phases.

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About Co-op Academy Southfield

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
310 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01274 779662

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