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  • Job start date

    16 December 2022

  • Closing date

    9 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 November 2022

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 7 £23,708.83 - £26,142.66 37 hours per week/39 weeks per year

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Recent relevant experience.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Experience of working with children of secondary school age.
  • Experience in a learning environment.
  • Experience of working with learners with additional needs.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team.
  • Ability to understand classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.
  • Ability to understand principles of child development and learning processes and in particular, barriers to learning.
  • Ability to plan effective actions for students at risk of underachieving.
  • Full understanding of the range of support services/providers.
  • Ability to work independently, using own initiative.

What the school offers its staff

St James Academy has a strong caring ethos ensuring high levels of support for learners creating an atmosphere of mutual respect throughout the academy. Its philosophy is to embrace the talents of all its learners to ensure the success for all through outstanding teaching and positive behaviour.

Dudley Academies Trust was formed in September 2017 under the sponsorship of Dudley College of Technology. Our Trust schools are St James Academy, The Link Academy, Pegasus Academy, Beacon Hill Academy, Blowers Green and Kate’s Hill Primary. The Trust when combined with the sponsor, annually supports 8,500 young people aged 4 to 19 years old and employs almost 1,300 staff.

As a Trust we are highly centralised, which means that all of our systems and processes are aligned. Everything we do is developed collaboratively involving many professionals and experts who work together across the Trust, all striving to provide the highest quality provision for our learners.

Teaching and Learning is supported by a central team of Subject Directors who are experienced teachers with leadership and mentoring skills who work across our academies supporting teachers in their personal development, data analysis and curriculum planning. Subject Directors have specific areas of focus such as Mathematics, Science, Reading, Writing and History.

The Trust recognises that our staff are our most valuable asset and investing in our people is a key strategic priority for the Trust. A common and extensive programme of staff development operates across the Trust, this is extended to senior and middle leaders, aspiring leaders, teaching and support staff and non-qualified teachers.

You will be joining the Trust at an exciting time as we are continuing our journey to provide a first-class education for the young people of Dudley, with outstanding teaching and learning being the Trust’s foremost priority.

Commitment to safeguarding

All successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and children and adults barred list checks, where the applicant will be employed in a regulated activity.

Dudley Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds, including disabled, and black and ethnic minority applicants.

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About St James Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
816 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

 This is an exciting time to join St James Academy and Dudley Academies Trust. For the third consecutive year, the school is oversubscribed and this year, the school achieved its best ever examination results. Not only did outcomes exceed those in 2019 but St James also did better than 2022, bucking the national trend. It is clear that St James is an academy that is rapidly improving and its dynamic, aspirant culture will ensure that the school goes from strength to strength.

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