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  • Start date details

    Easter term

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 28 hours a week (flexible working will be considered)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,369 - £24,054

Actual salary


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

To assist in providing a learning environment that enables all pupils to access the curriculum and learn to the best of their ability. 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 behavioral, 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 basis • 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

What the school offers its staff

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 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. At the root of our success is our St James’ community. This is built on strong, positive relationships between all staff, students and parents. Our parents support our school and develop their children at home whilst our dedicated staff are relentless in driving excellence by providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for our students. Underpinning this excellence are our unique values, Catholic ethos and our mission. We are inspired and driven by the Gospel where we are told: ‘With God all things are possible’ (Matthew 19:26).

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
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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.

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