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  • Start date details

    October 2023

  • Closing date

    13 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 30 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,369 - £24,054

Actual salary


Pay scale

Scale 4

What skills and experience we're looking for

Key Responsibilities

  • To register and record student attendance using Sims Lesson Monitor
  • To instruct students regarding the work left by the teacher
  • To provide students with the necessary resources for their learning
  • To enable orderly entrance and exit of classrooms
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom
  • To create a calm and purposeful environment in which pupils can complete work set by the classroom teacher and engender high expectations
  • To follow school systems and procedures on behaviour management
  • To report back as appropriate using school’s referral procedures on the behaviours of pupils during the class and any issues arising
  • To manage resources effectively and ensure classrooms are left tidy and ready for the next lesson
  • To collect any completed work after the lesson and return it to the appropriate teacher
  • To liaise with teacher(s) about cover work
  • To be aware of particular pupils’ specific needs as identified in IEPs and on the medical needs register
  • To support pupils in using basic ICT as directed
  • Support the curriculum when supervising classes in the absence of a teacher
  • Be aware of, and comply with, all school policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task may not be identified.

The post holder will be expected to comply with all reasonable requests from the Headteacher to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in their job description.

What the school offers its staff

We are a good oversubscribed school (OFSTED 2022) located in Stockport, South of Manchester. Our school is made up of 825 students and 100 staff. St James’ Catholic High School is a thriving Catholic community that places children at the centre of everything we do. The Diocese of Shrewsbury judged our school to be an “Outstanding” Catholic school.

St James’ is a highly academic performing school:

  • Impressive positive progress 8 scores for the previous three years
  • In 2023, 75% of students achieved at least a grade 4 in English & Maths while 54% of students achieved a grade 5 in these subjects
  • 40 grade 9s and 101 grade 8s in 2023 demonstrating exceptional attainment across a wide range of subjects
  • Exceptional results in open, Maths and English subjects placing us in the top 20% of similar schools nationally

Our school is at the cutting edge of teaching and learning and thrives on providing outstanding opportunities for the young people we serve. All our staff work to provide our young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding in order to achieve their full potential.

Inspired by the example of St James, the purpose of our school is to strive for excellence whilst keeping our Catholic roots at the centre of everything we do. Our three school values of Family, Faith and Excellence are lived out every single day by staff, students and all stakeholders.

The reputation of our school is exceptional within Stockport and across the Shrewsbury Diocese for academic excellence, impeccable pupil conduct and for providing outstanding additional opportunities for our young people. The result is that our young people develop into global Catholic citizens who are proud to profess their faith and who make a positive contribution to society.

Commitment to safeguarding

St James’ Catholic High School is an equal opportunity employer which is “Positive about Disabled People”. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, who meet the person specification for the post

St James’ Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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About St James' Catholic High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
823 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0161 482 6900

The St James’ Catholic High School Mission:

To ensure everyone within our school family achieves their full potential, to encourage learning and development through faith, and to strive for excellence.

Applications are welcome regardless of the personal faith of the applicant, providing they are supportive of the school’s Catholic ethos.

St James’ Catholic High School is a popular and oversubscribed 11-16 mixed comprehensive Catholic High School which was judged by OFSTED to be a “Good school in April 2022, with “Outstanding” Outcomes for Pupils.

The Diocese of Shrewsbury judged our school to be an “Outstanding” Catholic school.

Arranging a visit to St James' Catholic High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email headteacherpa@stjamescheadle.co.uk.

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