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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hour/39 weeks

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 4 (£24,294 - £26,421 pro rata)

Pay scale

Grade 4

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • 4 A*- C at GCSE (or equivalent/or experience) incl. English and Maths
  • A’ Level (or equivalent) in relevant subjects

Has experience of pupil assessment

Can manage the behaviour of pupils in a reasonable manner

Experience working with children of relevant age

Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation

Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes

Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these

Can use ICT effectively to support learning

Use of other equipment technology

Sound speaking and listening skills to extend language in discussion

Can plan, implement and evaluate learning activities

Can assist the school in forming a partnership with parents

Sufficient practical and organisational skills to contribute to the preparation and management of educational resources

Can complete and maintain pupils records

Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities

Ability to relate well to children and adults

Has a caring positive attitude towards pupils welfare

Has an awareness of pupils with special educational needs

Can maintain trust and confidentiality where appropriate

Can allocate some contractual time to after school staff meetings when appropriate

Can allocate some contractual time to the whole of, or part of, staff training days when appropriate

Can maintain personal presentation that sets high standards for the pupils

What the school offers its staff



However you measure it, the school is very strong.


We are very fortunate to be able to recruit superb staff, but you are never working on your own - you are an important part of a great team.


Everyone is supported. Whether you're starting your career or are experienced and aspiring for more, you will receive help and support.


We have great relationships with our students but there are clear lines that will not be crossed and consistent systems that will allow teachers to get on and teach.


The school is an enjoyable place to work. There is a vibrant staff social scene, staff sports clubs, and plenty of opportunities to have fun at work.


King Ecgbert staff take their careers seriously and we support that with great professional development at school and at trust level, where we grow our own future leaders.


People like working here; jobs do not come up often and people stay here a long time.


The Peak District is right on our doorstep, and people can go for walks, runs, climbing, and bike rides directly from work. The area offers excellent cafes, bars, and restaurants, as well as lovely places to live with more reasonable house prices compared to the south of England.


Mercia Learning Trust is a leading multi academy trust with plans to grow. A post at King Ecgbert School, the largest school in the trust, i s a great springboard to a career in an organisation that values talent.

Commitment to safeguarding

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview.

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About King Ecgbert School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1387 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The school is exceptionally strong - rated outstanding by Ofsted, and has academic results that are consistently ‘well above average’. This is a truly comprehensive school serving both disadvantaged and highly affluent communities. We are proud of our diversity, with 20% of students disadvantaged, 30% EAL and 40% from BAME communities. The school leadership is motivated by social mobility, inclusiveness and a focus on vulnerable learners. We are looking for applicants who are committed to serving a diverse population and have experiences and perspectives that will enrich our work. The school is proud to offer one of Sheffield’s Integrated Resources for children with ASD. The sixth form is highly regarded for its record, not just of helping students access top Russell Group and Oxbridge Universities but also enabling students to be the first in their families to access Higher Education.
The school is proud to be at the heart of Mercia Learning Trust that started with King Ecgbert School and now comprises 6 schools both primary and secondary across the south west of Sheffield. The Trust is led by its CEO, Chris French and all the schools benefit from an expert central services team.

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