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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible or September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 32 hours per week, Monday 8.45am to 4.15pm Tuesday to Friday 08.45am to 3.30pm

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 to £23,893

Pay scale

Level 2 SCP 5-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint ‘Learning Support Assistants’ to commence as soon as possible or by September 2024. 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.

Some of the key activities you will be involved in as follows:

  • You'll support the class teacher in the planning and delivery of an appropriately differentiated and suitably challenging creative curriculum.
  • You'll provide personal care to students and administer medication as and when required
  • You’ll support pupils with special needs and disabilities, to access learning activities, communicate effectively with them and ensure their safety, including supporting students in our on-site swimming pool
  • You’ll work collaboratively as part of a cheerful and effective team
  • You’ll relate well to students and adults, adapting methods and respond 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.

Interested in the role?

Should you have any questions regarding this role, or would like an informal discussion with our staff development manager, please contact Marie Harper via email:


Completed applications should be submitted via the TES recruitment portal https://www.tes.com/jobs

We hope you are Interested……

You will join a talented 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.

What the school offers its staff

Co-op Academy Southfield is part of The Co-op Academies Trust and we are co-located with Co-op Academy Grange, a mainstream secondary Academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Co-op Academy Southfield is a large secondary special school, with 325 students on roll, there are ongoing plans to expand further. 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 our students.

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all students, one which is based on the co-operative values. It is responsible for twenty-eight Academies across Greater Manchester, Staffordshire & Merseyside and West Yorkshire with the Co-op acting as the sponsor.


  • 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;
  • Local government pension scheme and recognised continuous service;
  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work and 30% Co-op discount and 10% from non-branded products. Discount on Co-op services (insurance & legal)
  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans
  • Free flu vaccine and eye tests with money towards glasses
  • Free access to our confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Access to Wisdom - our Health & Wellbeing app to support your well-being on the go
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership;
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment;
  • A welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/Continuing professional development.
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive and meaningful continuing professional development

Further details about the role

How to Apply: To apply please complete the TES application form on the TES recruitment portal. The link for the Learning Support Assistant advert and application can be found on


Closing date: 9am, 7th May 2024

Shortlisting date: 8th May 2024

Recruitment Selection date: 15th May 2024


Sthf-recruit@coopacademies.co.uk 01274 779662

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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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

School location

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