42 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023 or sooner

  • Closing date

    21 July 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,369- 24,054

Actual salary

£14,414 - £15,499

Pay scale

Scale 4

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main responsibilities of the post

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 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 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
  • Assist with the teaching of pupils; whole class, small groups and individuals as directed
  • Help pupils to access learning activities through specialist support
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement
  • 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

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 825 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 three years
  • In 2022, 84% of students achieved at least a grade 5 in English & Maths while 66% of students achieved a grade 5 in these subjects
  • 94 grade 9s and 253 grade 8s in 2022 demonstrating exceptional attainment across a wide range of subjects
  • Exceptional results in 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.

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.

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

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About St James' Catholic High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
804 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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