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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: Full time for 32.5 hours per week - term time only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £22737 to £23114

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a talented Learning Support Assistant to support students in the Learning Support department at St Mary’s. The role is offered as a part time role permanent role, Monday - Friday 08:30 - 15:30 term-time only to commence in September 2024.

This would be a fantastic opportunity to develop your experience working with young people and supporting their needs in our Academy. Further details of the post are outlined in this information pack.


The post is paid on NJC Grade B points 3-4 the approximate actual pro-rata starting salary on Point 3 is £17,233.00. BEBCMAT pays the Real Living Wage at £12 per hour and your salary would be receive this as a living wage supplement. There is also a National pay award pending.


Monday to Friday.

The hours of work each day are Monday to Friday 08.30 am to 3.30 pm with 30 minutes for lunch each day.

This post is subject to:

●The CES (Catholic Education Service) form of contract, ●To DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) formerly the CRB, ●Medical clearance and ●Verification of your qualifications and National Insurance number.



This Learning Support Assistant (LSA) post has become available to provide additional capacity to support students with an Educational Health Care Plan (ECHP). This has a start date of September 2024. The post is for 32.5 hours per week (over 5 days), term time only. We will be willing to consider a flexible working request. The salary is paid on the new NJC Scale Grade B (Points 3-4), commencing on Point 3, with a full time equivalent of £22737.00.

What the school offers its staff

St. Mary’s is a highly regarded, oversubscribed and successful school with:

  • A caring ethos and high standards.
  • An Outstanding Diocesan Inspection Report (March 2017)
  • A full Ofsted Inspection of St Mary’s in May 2022 was extremely positive and confirmed that St Mary’s Catholic Academy continues to be good in all areas. You can read a copy of the report on the Academy's website.
  • An outstanding induction programme, friendly staff, high quality professional cover supervisors, ICT technicians and admin support and a strong family ethos which make St. Mary’s a great place to work.
  • State of the art facilities housed in our £22.5 million pound refurbished campus.
  • Staff wellbeing is also a key part of our success as a school. Staff are able to take advantage of the Schools Advisory Service Wellbeing package which offers access to Counselling, 24 hour GP helpline, Health advice and support, Physiotherapy advice and a range of other services

We would be delighted to receive your application.

Commitment to safeguarding

BEBCMAT is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.

All posts are subject to:
● Medical clearance
● Verification of qualifications and National Insurance number.
● Two references including a judgement about suitability to work with children.
● A member of the interview panel will be trained in implementing Child Protection procedures.
● In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online search be carried out.
For teaching positions, barred list checks and prohibition from teaching checks will be carried out.
For leadership positions, section 128 checks will be performed.

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About St Mary's Catholic Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1205 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01253 396286

St Mary's is a highly regarded oversubscribed Catholic Academy in Blackpool in the Diocese of Lancaster.

The school is very much a Catholic family where everyone works together to support and challenge one another to be the best they can be.

Our Catholic Ethos, founded on the hallmarks of:
Catholic Caring Community Challenge
is key to our success. Students and staff are all encouraged, as our mission statement states, to grow in wisdom, understanding, self-esteem and closeness to God. Many of our staff and students are Catholic or Christian, we are joined by a number of staff and students who aren’t, anyone is welcome to come and be part of our family as long as they are willing to support and contribute to the ethos and success of the Academy.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@st-mary.blackpool.sch.uk.

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