Learning Support Assistant
Full or Part Time (term time only)
H2 £18,562 - £19,312 + £626 Fringe Pro Rata
Start Date: January 2022
We seek applications from those of the Catholic faith, all faiths and of no faith but who are supportive of our Christian values and ethos.
St Mary’s Catholic School is seeking to appoint additional part-time Learning Support Assistant. We are seeking a positive, proactive person to join the Learning Support Team in a high performing school. This role will include support of additional students with a variety of additional and special needs throughout the school.
This individual will be working with individual students, supporting groups of students or whole classes and other related tasks. The candidate should be self-motivated and enjoy working independently as part of a small busy team.
Members of the Learning Support team work in all curriculum areas, so the successful applicant must be able to work unsupervised, be flexible, and able to work well as part of the wider school. They must also be able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and pupils in a busy school environment. The ideal candidate will have experience of working as a Learning Support Assistant within a school environment, however this is not essential. Ability to lead drama replay and after school clubs an advantage.
Working at St. Mary’s is an extraordinary opportunity. Our Surveys this year showed that 96% of staff enjoy their work at St Marys, 97% agree that leaders do all they can to ensure a motivate and respected staff, 100% of students enjoy their learning and believe that behaviour around the school is good, and 97% of parents would recommend St. Mary’s to other parents. We are passionately committed to developing staff and managing workload to ensure that colleagues enjoy their work and recognise St. Mary’s as an almost-uniquely positive place to teach and enjoy their careers.
Added to this, the school is also at an extremely exciting juncture in its future. We are the lead secondary school in the St Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Trust formed on 1st September 2021. Demand is high, and owing to intense oversubscription, we will be 5 years through expansion to 6FE, with an extra-ordinary 7FE in Sept 2021. We have also won over £7m in capital bids in the last 4 years and are enjoying brand new cutting edge facilities as a result. The school faces an extremely strong and positive financial future.
Closing date: 10 December 2021 10am, although we reserve the right to interview applicants as they apply, so early applications are advised.
Apply in writing using the forms available on our website http://www.stmarys.net/about-us/vacancies/ Support Staff Application Form , Consent to obtain References form, Rehabilitation of Offenders Form & Recruitment Monitoring Form. Please note only applications on St Mary’s forms will be accepted. Please contact Recruitment@stmarys.net to submit an application or for more information.