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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 31 hours per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm and Wednesday 8:30am to 4:00pm)

Contract type


Actual salary

£16,577 - £17,135

What skills and experience we're looking for

Chellow Heights Special School would like to appoint a Special Needs Teaching Assistant to join our expanding team to work in small classes of pupils in a special school setting. The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner with passion and commitment to make a difference. The successful candidate will support pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

We are looking to recruit SNTAs who are experienced in working with children with a range of special needs. The post will be based at either the West or South site. You will work as part of a team of specialist staff to contribute to the effective and efficient teaching and learning of pupils with additional needs.

As we follow Safeguarding regulations, all gaps in employed must be explained.

Give all the information you can about yourself and tell us why you think you are suitable for the job. Please indicate how you meet the requirements of the Personnel Specification in the specific sections provided on this form.

You must provide at least TWO referees, one of which must be your present or most recent employer. If you have not previously been employed, give the name of someone who knows you well. Please do not give the name of a relative.

The personnel specification describes the job requirements on which the short listing and selection decision will be based. To be selected for an appointment you must be able to show that you meet all the ‘essential’ requirements for the post. The very best candidates are most likely to also meet the ‘desirable’ criteria. To ensure that the short-listing panel can make a proper assessment of your suitability for the post, please ensure that the application shows how you meet the requirements set out in the personnel specification.

What the school offers its staff

Mission Statement:

At Chellow Heights we are working towards our goal of providing an outstanding, world class educational provision and an exciting, specialist learning environment.

We endeavour to use innovative solutions and specialist technology to develop new ways to support children and families through research and development in order to tackle the challenges facing learners, families, staff, and communities in a modern society.

As such, we will be fulfilling the wider Bradford Vision for special schools of education, co‑location, co‑operation.

Our Purpose

Is to enable learners to be happy, healthy and enjoy life, to develop as fully as possible their self help, independence, communication and social skills to be confident and able to make decisions and achieve personal goals. We will do this through a learning environment which enables everyone to feel safe, secure, valued and happy.

Our Values:

Inclusive, challenging, holistic, patience, tolerance, innovation, confidentiality, curiosity, dignity.

Our approach is:

Inclusive, challenging, holistic, compassionate, professional, encouraging, consistent, energetic, happy, innovative.


We are very proud to have gained a number of awards for our work in school.

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 Chellow Heights Special School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 11
School size
254 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01274 484242

Chellow Heights is a generic special school for learners aged 2 – 11 years. We are based on two sites. The main site is in the west of Bradford, located within a campus of schools, Heaton Primary, Belle Vue Girls High School, Beckfoot Upper Heaton Academy and High Park School an all age school for Communication and Interaction. Our second, smaller site is in the south of Bradford at Low Moor. It is not co-located.

Our pupils come from across Bradford and reflect the diverse population of the district. Pupils attending Chellow Heights School are learning at levels below those expected of their mainstream peers and their needs can best be met in a special school rather than a mainstream school. Our pupils usually have a Statement of Educational Needs or an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names Chellow Heights as an appropriate school. A minority come to us on an assessment placement before a Statement or EHCP has been issued or finalised. All pupils are placed with us by the Local Authority.

The vast majority of pupils also have a range of physical, medical, sensory, communication and social, emotional and mental health needs needs which may impact on their ability to learn and may result in the need for additional support through one or more of our Intervention Teams. For many pupils their additional medical needs also impact on their ability to attend school. We have close links with the NHS.

The school opened in April 2010 with 54 pupils we now have over 250 children on roll over the two sites. The west site is built on two floors and has 17 classrooms and other specialist rooms The south site is a single story building designed for 49 pupils and has 74 on roll. It also has some specialist areas. We are still developing both sites with new areas to help our pupils develop and learn our main focus this year is to develop a small animals pet area in our field on the South, Low Moor Site and to further develop the Sensory Gardens on both sites and the Forest School area on the south. A new five year business plan will be published shortly showing our priorities future developments.

Arranging a visit to Chellow Heights Special School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hradmin@chellowheightsschool.co.uk.

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