17 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    October 2023

  • Closing date

    20 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary

£14,414 - £15,499

Pay scale

Scale 4

What skills and experience we're looking for

General - The Learning Support Assistant will:

• Have an understanding of the broad range of Special

Educational Needs (specific learning difficulties, complex

learning difficulties, moderate learning difficulties, autistic

spectrum disorder, emotional behavioural, mental health &

social communication difficulties, ADHD) with reference to

how this affects pupils’ learning

• Work under the guidance of teaching / senior staff to

implement agreed work programmes

• Provide support for teaching staff across the school in an

appropriate learning environment

• Assist with the integration of pupils with special educational

needs and/ or disabilities, supporting a small group or on

an individual basis within the classroom or on a withdrawal


• Be an integral part of the school, working in close

partnership with all staff

• To liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers

as agreed with the teacher and participate in feedback

sessions or meetings as directed

Pupils - The Learning Support Assistant should:

• Assist with the teaching of pupils; whole class, small groups

and individuals as directed

• Help pupils to access learning activities through specialist


• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and


• Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning

activities through observation and planned recording of

achievement against pre-determined learning objectives

• Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with

others and engage all pupils in activities

• Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils

have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

• Implement local and national learning strategies e.g.

literacy, numeracy, and make effective use of opportunities

provided by other learning activities to support the

development of relevant skills

Staff - The Learning Support Assistant should:

• Assist the teacher in curriculum planning, management &

preparation of resources

• Be responsible for keeping and updating records

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

800 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

four years

• In 2019, 84% of students achieved at least a grade 4 in

English & Mathematics while 65% of students achieved a

grade 5 in these subjects

• 64 grade 9s and 134 grade 8s in 2019 demonstrating

exceptional attainment across a wide range of subjects

• Exceptional results in Mathematics, English, Open subjects

and the Humanities 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 educate and develop global Catholic citizens’.

Our three school values of Family, Faith and Excellence

are lived out every single day by staff, students and all


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

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to headteacherpa@stjamescheadle.co.uk

Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.
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About St James' Catholic High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
807 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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