Higher Learning Teaching Assistant

  • Contract type - Permanent, full time, 32 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week
  • Salary range - £18,906 - £22,592 (Level 4. (SCP 18 - 25)
  • Location - Co-op Academy Southfield, Bradford
  • Closing date - June 29, 2022
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Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire as one of our HLTAs at Co-op Academy Southfield you’ll

 

  • Complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision.
  • Be involved with the 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.

You’ll have HLTA status or equipment, have successful experience of working with young people with SEND and be able to demonstrate experience of leading learning activities with small groups, and communicating with parents in a formal setting.

32 hours per week Monday to Friday inclusive. 39 weeks per year – Term time plus five training days (you’ll be paid in 12 monthly instalments).

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

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).

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.

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

What we offer:

 

  • 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

To Apply:

Visits to our Academy are welcomed and appropriate safety measures in light of Covid is in place should you decide to visit us.

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 the email below.

gran-hr@coopacademies.co.uk

Co-op Academies Trust is 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.

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 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, and the Ways of Being Co-op.

 

Contact

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 vial email to: gran-hr@coopacademies.co.uk

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