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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    28 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Monday 08:30am till 03:45pm. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 08:30am till 03:30pm. Wednesday 08:30am till 04:00pm (to enable attendance at the whole school continued professional development training 3:30pm – 4:00pm).

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Full time FTE £23,114pa - £23,893pa Actual salary paid: £17,464 pa - £18,052pa (based on 32.5hrs, term time plus one week)

Pay scale

SCP 4-6 (depending on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact on young people’s lives? Looking for a rewarding job with lots of training opportunities and support? Why not join Co-op Academy Delius, our high achieving, friendly academy for pupils from 2-11 years with a range of complex educational and medical needs.

To meet the increasing demand for SEND provision within Bradford, Co-op Academy Delius are looking to recruit more motivated and enthusiastic Special Needs Teaching Assistant to join our team. All successful candidates will have an initial induction period.

You will need to be highly skilled, dedicated and passionate about supporting our pupils, and each other and recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents and other professionals as well as enhancing our links in our local community and beyond.

As our Special Needs Teaching Assistant you will have experience of supporting children to develop and thrive and working with pupils with a range of special educational needs and disabilities. Ideally you will have experience of behaviour management strategies, using hoists and physical positioning, therapy and health interventions strategies.

This role is customer facing and therefore in line with the Immigration Act 2016; all applicants must be able to demonstrate fluency of the English Language to the level defined in the Job Description.

Candidates invited to our recruitment day will be expected to complete several tasks; be observed in the classroom and be interviewed, in order to recruit staff of the highest professional quality.

INTERESTED? For further information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification which can be downloaded from the Delius website.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits Include:

  • Supportive Academy Leadership Team
  • Free breakfast each Wednesday to connect and chat with leadership and colleagues across Delius

  • Local government pension scheme and recognised continuous service

  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work and 20% Co-op discount and 10% from non-branded products. Discount on Co-op services (insurance & legal)

  • Other benefits; cycle to work, , Season ticket and rental deposit loans

  • Free flu vaccine and eye tests with money towards glasses

  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/continuing professional development

  • Health Assured - Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme offering advice to you and your family around legal, financial, health as well as free counselling

  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust

Further details about the role

Job Purpose:

Complement and proactively support the teacher in delivering effective teaching, learning, assessment and recording.

Complement and proactively support the delivery of care, support programmes, interventions and therapies (including feeding, personal hygiene, mental health, physical health and behavioural).

Support the class teacher in the planning and delivery of an appropriately differentiated and suitably challenging creative curriculum for all pupils whilst meeting statutory requirements.

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). This will include but is not limited to;

  • ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’ in line with Part 1 of the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

  • ‘Supporting Children with Medical Conditions Policy’ including infection control policies and Procedures including Bare below the Elbows.

  • Acting in accordance with the Data Protection Act and maintaining confidentiality at all times e.g. access to staff, pupil, parent and career files.

All successful candidates will have an initial induction period.

An enhanced DBS Certificate with barred list check will be undertaken.

INTERESTED? For further information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification which can be downloaded from the Delius website.

Commitment to safeguarding

Co-op 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. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles. The Trust is also committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

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About Co-op Academy Delius

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
School size
171 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01274 666472

Co-op Academy Delius has two sites (Barkerend Road, Bradford BD3 and Great Hoton, Bradford BD7), both just 10 minutes from Bradford centre with places for 171 students and 118 staff. All applicants must be willing to work at either of our Delius sites, BD3 and BD7.

At Co-op Academy Delius we strive to provide a personalised, ambitious and challenging curriculum with the highest of expectations where pupils are given a voice and are encouraged to be independent and actively participate in their education.

Our curriculum is planned to promote pupils acquiring skills and knowledge which they are able to retain and recall, enabling them to live their lives to the fullest and access society.

Our academy community is passionate and creates innovative learning opportunities in exceptional learning environments whilst promoting holistic as well as academic development.

Arranging a visit to Co-op Academy Delius

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr-delius@coopacademies.co.uk.

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