Learning Support Assistant – Level 2 – Maternity Leave

  • Contract type - Full Time, Maternity Cover
  • Salary range - New SCP 5-6 (£13,133pa actual salary)
  • Location - Co-op Academy Grange Bradford
  • Closing date - October 10, 2021
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Co-op Academy Grange Bradford

Job Reference:    1GRAN

29½ hrs pw, Monday to Friday inclusive.  Term time plus five training days.

(Actual working hours will be discussed further in the recruitment process and will be determined by the Academy.   Flexibility will be required in relation to your exact start/finish times to ensure the needs of The Trust are met)

We’re looking to recruit a temporary Learning Support Assistant – Level 2 to cover the maternity leave.  During your time with us:

  • You’ll find this job rewarding as you will help make a difference to the lives of young people by providing in classroom support for students.
  • You’ll deliver interventions to individuals or small groups, particularly for students with special educational needs.
  • You’ll work under the guidance of the SENDCo and inclusion manager to deliver special educational needs interventions for individual (and groups of) students.
  • You’ll assist the SENDCo and Inclusion Managers with the development and implementation of student learning plans and help provide individual pastoral support to pupils.
  • You’ll do this by developing constructive relationships with individuals and responding to their individual needs, whilst acting as a role model.
  • Support the assessment of pupils to determine those in need of particular help and support.

It is essential you have experience of working with young people with special educational needs.  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

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: gran-hr@coopacademies.co.uk

Please quote Job Reference:   2GRAN  when applying for this role

Closing date:   midnight, Sunday 10 October 2021

Recruitment Selection date:   to be confirmed, likely Thursday 14 October 2021

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 in Leeds, Wirral, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor

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.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our ‘Requires Improvement’ school (Ofsted January 2019), joining a highly motivated and forward-thinking staff team and contributing to our next level of successful development.  Ofsted has judged that the school has improved after much hard work from the staff and students over the past two and a half years. Co-op Academy Grange are already working hard and looking to improve on the feedback given in the recent report.  You can read the full report here: http://www.southfieldgrange.org.uk/grange-ofsted.  Get on board now because Co-op Academy Grange is back on track and going places. Following the merger with the Co-op Academies Trust, on 1 June 2019, this is such an exciting time to join us and make your mark on this journey.

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 Grange
  • 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

Co-op Academy Grange is an inspiring place to work and learn and as part of the Co-op Academies Trust, aims to secure excellence in all aspects of its work.  We’re a larger than average inner-city academy, the largest school in south Bradford, within the Little Horton ward (BD5).  45% of households are described as either D- working class or E – non-working. 42% of properties have three or more bedrooms.  The largest ethnic group is Pakistani at 43% (Bradford 20%) and second largest white British at 15% (Bradford 64%).  17% of people living in Bradford were born outside the UK.  The 2011 census identifies 80% of homes in BD5 having one or more deprivation dimensions. Bradford authority identifies a clear correlation between wards with high deprivation and a lack of positive outcomes across a range of measures.  We’re a highly inclusive school fully committed to improving a range of outcomes for our students.  We make a real difference to the lives of our students and welcome applications from others who wish to join us in this important work.

“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

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For further information please contact Human Resources by email: gran-hr@coopacademies.co.uk

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