Learning Support Assistant – Level 2 – Fixed Term

  • Contract type - Fixed Term - 29½ hrs pw, Monday to Friday inclusive. Term time plus five training days. 
  • Salary range - £13,363 - £13,630 (Level 2. SCP 5-6)
  • Location - Bradford - Co-op Academy Grange
  • Closing date - May 17, 2022

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 Fixed Term Learning Support Assistant – Level 2 based within our SEN Department at Co-op Academy Grange.

  • 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:



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

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

Closing date:  9 am on Tuesday 17 May 2022

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 nine 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.

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-op.



If you have any queries, please contact Human Resources at gran-hr@coopacademies.co.uk.

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