Post: Professional Support Assistant
Location: Handsworth Grange Community Sports College
Pay scale: NJC Grade 4, Scale Point 07: £20,444 to 12: £22,571 gross per annum pro rata
Actual Annual Salary: £15,359-£16,957(Under 5 Years of Service)
Contract: Full-time, Permanent – 32.5 hours per week x term time (39 working weeks)
Start date: As soon as possible
Minerva Learning Trust is an expanding Sheffield based multi-academy Trust with a vision of
providing outstanding education for all the students within our schools. The Trust is passionate that
all students should see their time at school as happy and fulfilling with their potential developed to
the utmost. Handsworth Grange Community Sports College is an Ofsted rated Outstanding School.
We are above average nationally for pupil progress. We have been nationally recognised for our
work with Pupil Premium. We regard all staff and pupils as part of our family and whilst we have
really high expectations of everyone, we maintain a caring and supportive ethos. We are the
founding school within the Minerva Multi Academy Trust. We strongly believe in work life balance
and we work with our staff to actively promote and improve wellbeing.
Handsworth Grange Community Sports College are seeking to appoint an efficient, friendly, and
self-motivated Professional Support Assistant with well-developed interpersonal skills to:
• Provide cover teaching for classes by delivering set work in the absence of their scheduled
• Be able to liaise with teachers to discuss cover work set for planned absence and to provide
feedback about student progress and behaviour following the covering of lessons.
• Be able to support the use of ICT in delivering lessons and learning activities.
The successful candidate will have a flexible approach and the confidence and presence to manage
whole classes in a professional manner. Applicants should have very good literacy and numeracy
skills and the ability and desire to work with young people. Training and support will be provided
to enable you to carry out your duties successfully.
Candidates are encouraged to have an informal discussion about the role with Kate Grapes –
Assistant Headteacher via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date is 9am on Monday 26 September 2022 and interviews will take place
week commencing 3 October 2022.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young
people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to
complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Further information is available by contacting Kate Grapes – Assistant Headteacher via e-mail:
The application form and information pack are available on the school website www.hgcsc.co.uk
Please ensure that you do not fill in a Sheffield City Council application form in respect of
this vacancy as your application may not be considered