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  • Start date details

    August 2024

  • Closing date

    7 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 32.5 hours a week.

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 8, Pay Point 15 - 18

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Level 2 qualifications in maths/numeracy and English/literacy, or able to demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy equivalent to level 2.
  • Qualification in a relevant specialist subject or have experience in a broad range of subjects


  • Experience of working with students in a formal setting without immediate supervision


  • Knowledge of child protection and health and safety procedures


  • Ability and willingness to undertake professional development
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Empathy with children and young people
  • Ability to effectively manage pupil behaviour in accordance with school/college policy and procedure
  • Ability to use own initiative to work flexibly and respond positively to a range of situations
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

General Circumstances

  • Attendance - evidence of regular attendance at work
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to strategic work and day-to-day situations

Factors not already covered

Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act

What the school offers its staff

Putting your trust in our Trust

We believe in your development. Everything we do is about creating a team of committed professionals who share our ambition for young people. If you believe in this too, we are committed to providing an exciting, enjoyable and rewarding working environment.


Coaching is integral to our success. We support colleagues through coaching; enabling deep reflection, which has allowed us to build a bold, creative and aspirational culture, where collaboration with peers and new approaches to practice are encouraged.

Personal Improvement Plan

versus Performance Management

Instead of the usual performance management, we encourage our staff to identify aspirational targets through our ‘Personal Improvement Plan’ (PIP) process. With your coach, you will look to make significant progress in a critical area of your practice; we believe in valuing the process of improvement not pass or fail numerical targets.

Health and Wellbeing Strategies

Having happy and healthy staff is key to a successful organisation. The Trust is committed to:

  • providing employees with a safe, healthy and supportive environment in which to work
  • recognising that the health and wellbeing of our employees is important
  • providing a supportive workplace culture where healthy lifestyle choices are valued and encouraged

We believe it is important that we are role models to our students of how to be a healthy adult. We actively promote the importance of a work life balance, offering support to staff on managing stress and workload, as well as a physical activity programme. Access to coaching, counselling and supervision is also available to all staff.

Presumed Professionalism

We have a ‘Presumed Professionalism’ ethos across the Trust. Our staff are professional educators and we recognise the need to support staff to enable a healthy work life balance to allow maximum impact whilst working with our young people and each other.We achieve this by allowing staff to sign out during their free periods, as long as professional duties are not affected. See our policy for further details.

Development of Professional Capital and Excellence

As a Trust we always look to invest in our staff and pride ourselves on our ‘home grown talent’.We pride ourselves on this and believe this has the biggest impact on how our staff understand their communities and make a difference to the lives of our young people.

Quite simply, our aim is to employ people who match our ethos and values and enable them to truly collaborate with colleagues across the Trust so that they are satisfied professionally. We provide outstanding training pathways which draw on excellence both within and outside of our Trust to enable you to build your professional capital.

Examples of the many opportunities we encourage staff to take up externally include:

  • The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
  • The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
  • The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)
  • The Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)
  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Pathways are available at apprenticeship level, NQT, aspiring middle leader, Lead Practitioner and aspiring senior leader level. Some of these courses are led by staff within the Trust and others are externally accredited. In addition, the Trust provides the opportunity of becoming an associate SLT member, enabling middle leaders to gain insight and experience of leadership at the highest level within a school.

Support staff have their own Personal Improvement Plan that they use as a tool to create a bespoke professional development plan. All support staff also receive Coaching and training opportunities, in order to help them feel empowered and in charge of their own development.

Across the Trust we pride ourselves on equal opportunities for all staff, irrespective of background, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.

Commitment to safeguarding

‘’LiFE Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment will be subject to a DBS check and an online search.’’

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About The Winstanley School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
622 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0116 2898688

The Winstanley School is an 11-16 Leicestershire school situated in the heart of the Braunstone Town community. The school is part of the LiFE Multi-Academy Trust of which Bosworth Academy is the lead institution.

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