Vacancy Summary

Exciting opportunity for Special Needs Teaching Assistants

Looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact on young people’s lives? 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. 

Full time, permanent and fixed term opportunities available.

32½ hours per week, Monday to Friday inclusive. Term time plus one week.

Starting Salary: SCP 4 – 6, depending on experience.

(Full time equivalent £23,114pa - £23,893pa)

(Actual Pay: £17,464 pa - £18,052pa)

Vacancy Information

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

The highly skilled and dedicated staff at Co-op Academy Delius are passionate about supporting our pupils, and each other and we recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents and other professionals as well as enhancing our links in our local community and beyond.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Why us?

All our values are based upon the values of the Co-op Group which will inform our behaviours.

Self-help: We do not expect to be spoon fed – we will try to do things for ourselves in the right way and at the right time.

Self-responsibility: Everyone should act in a responsible way around the academy site and in the local community. We take responsibility for our own learning; we want to become independent learners.Self-help; Self-responsibility; Democracy; Equality; Equity; Solidarity.

Equality: We are proud to be part of a very multi-cultural academy, with students from all over the world; it is important that we treat each other with respect and accept that others may be different from ourselves. We should all have equal chances to succeed.

Equity: We want to look for the best in each other. Rewarding others fairly to encourage all types of achievement.

Democracy: We will contribute our ideas to make the academy a success.

Solidarity: We can achieve more by working together, rather than as individuals.

Our Values

We follow the Co-op’s ‘Ways of Being’ which are:

  • Succeed together
  • Cooperating is what makes us different; we’re better and stronger when we work together.
  • Be yourself, always
  • We bring our best self to the academy, so that we each contribute and respect others for doing the same. Of course, being yourself isn’t about excusing poor behaviours that contradict our other Ways of Being Co-op.
  • Do what matters most
  • What matters most is ensuring that our students achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Show you care
  • We care about our Trust, our colleagues, our students, their parents, our Co-op and communities, now and for the future.

So, if you believe in our values, we would love to hear from you! 

What our team does really counts. And we offer a wide range of benefits and rewards to recognise the part you play in our success. Whether they benefit your finances, your well-being, or your family, in or outside work. You are important to us!

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

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

To Apply:

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process.

To apply go to 

Please complete Application Form PART A and Application Form PART B and email them directly to Human Resources:

Visits to Co-op Academy Delius are warmly welcomed; please email Human Resources to book your place, which will take place on Monday 26th February 2024 at 9.30am


Closing Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024

Recruitment Day: Thursday 7th March 2024

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 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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