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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Term time: 37 hours per week, term time plus 11 additional days as confirmed by the school (8.30am-4.30pm Mon, 8.00am-4.00pm Tues -Thurs, Fri 8.00-3.30pm

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

BBO3 Salary (SCP 4-5) £23114 – £23500 per annum pro rata. Actual £20,460 - £20,802 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors wish to appoint some additional Learning Support Assistants to join our existing team and to support students, especially those with SEND, throughout the school. The successful applicants will be hard working, flexible, and have excellent communication skills. It is essential that any applicant enjoys working with and supporting young people, as this is an essential part of the role, however we encourage you to apply, even if you do not already have direct experience of working with children or young people, as full training and unstinting support will be given. We are looking for individuals who can engage with students and support them in overcoming a range of learning difficulties. The successful candidates would also need to be prepared to support the Catholic/Christian ethos at St Mary’s in this role. English to GCSE or equivalent is required.

What the school offers its staff

St Mary’s is a very popular and happy school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted. We became an academy in 2013 and enjoy outstanding facilities in a new building, which opened in 2011. We joined the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust in June 2020. We are also very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the North-East. The roll has grown from around 1100 five years ago to over 1440 by September 2023, with 5 main school year groups of around 235 and a Sixth Form of approximately 270 students. We expect the Sixth Form to continue to grow in the next couple of years, as strongly academic year groups continue to move into Sixth Form.

As an Outstanding school, St Mary’s plays a leading role within the Trust and more widely, leading significant school improvement, training and leadership development across other schools, as well as sharing good practice in academic achievement and teaching and learning across many other schools in the north-east. We also play a leading role in teacher training across the region.

Further details about the role

If you require any further information about the post, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Mullan, Assistant Headteacher SEND on 0191 215 3260.

Application packs are available to download here, from our school website, or by e-mailing the Director of Finance and Support Services, louise.douds@st-marys.newcastle.sch.uk.

Closing date: 9.00 am on Friday 12th July 2024. Interviews are likely to be held shortly after this date.

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and an online search for shortlisted candidates, as part of our due diligence.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St Mary's Catholic School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1442 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0191 2153260

St Mary's Catholic School

School location

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