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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    5 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Term time
Monday to Friday
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Full time 31hrs Actual salary £13,801pa-£14,077pa
Actual salary
Full time 31hrs Actual salary £13,801pa-£14,077pa

Job summary


31 hours per week (8.45am to 3.15pm Monday to Friday plus 1 hour training each Monday 3.20pm to 4.20pm)

As one of our Learning Support 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.

You'll support the class teacher in the planning and delivery of an appropriately differentiated and suitably challenging creative curriculum.

You’ll support pupils with special needs and disabilities, to access learning activities, communicate effectively with them and ensure their safety.

You’ll work collaboratively as part of a cheerful and effective team.

You’ll relate well to students and adults adapting methods and responses to the needs of different students.

Following appropriate training you’ll assist with the implementation of individual students’ Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), Behaviour Plans, and NHS Care Plans.

It is essential you have experience of working with young people with special educational needs or disabilities. Experience of behaviour management or physical intervention is also essential.

You’ll have a NVQ2 for Teaching Assistants 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.

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 manager please contact Human Resources in the first instance via email to: gran-hr@coopacademies.co.uk

You'll work within school policies, procedures and code of conduct under the direction and guidance of senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision (and delegation).

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

Interested? 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.

Additional allowances

• Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
• Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more
• Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
• Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership across Co-op Academy Southfield
• 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

Applying for the job

To find out further information about this role and 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:


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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
303 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01274 779662

About Co-op Academy Southfield

Co-op Academy Southfield is part of The Co-op Academies Trust and are co-located with Co-op Academy Grange, a mainstream secondary Academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Co-op Academy Southfield caters for around 300 students and we are one of the largest special schools in the country.

We have on-site support from other professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, the School Nursing team, Physiotherapy teams as well as support from Social Care and other services. We enjoy close links with education, leisure, sporting and commercial organisations across the locality and we are keen to actively promote these partnerships for the benefit of the children in our care.

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 twenty-seven Academies across Greater Manchester, Staffordshire & Merseyside and West Yorkshire with the Co-op acting as the sponsor.

To find out more about the Co-op Academy Trust, follow this link:

To find out more about Co-op Academy Southfield, follow this link:

Arranging a visit to Co-op Academy Southfield

Visits to our Academy are welcomed and appropriate safety measures in light of Covid are in place.  

Please find further information about us on our website: https://www.coopacademies.co.uk/southfieldgrange/ https://southfield.coopacademies.co.uk/ To find out further information about the Co-op Academies Trust visit: https://www.coopacademies.co.uk/schools/ 

Should you have any general enquiries or would like to arrange a visit please email Human Resources who will endeavour to assist you: gran-hr@coopacademies.co.uk 

School location

Haycliffe Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 9ET

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