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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Vacancy 1: Permanent, part time (26 hours per week/39 weeks per year) Vacancy 2: Fixed Term 1 Year (32.5 hours per week/39 weeks per year). Part time Vacancy 1: Permanent, part time (26 hours per week/39 weeks per year) Vacancy 2: Fixed Term 1 Year (32.5 hours per week/39 weeks per year)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 5 (£25,878 to £28,371 pro rata)

Actual salary

Vacancy 1: 26 hours £15,641 - £17,147 (with under 5 years’ service) Vacancy 2: 32.5 hours £19,551-£21,435 (with under 5 years’ service)

Pay scale

Grade 5

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:-

  • Have a knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Be able to work with parents, carers and families
  • Work successfully with colleagues in the mainstream and the Integrated Resource
  • Be well organised and flexible
  • Be able to use own initiative and work independently
  • Be creative and have a passion for supporting academic achievement for all
  • A relevant degree (e.g. Psychology, SEND) or a specific qualification related to autism is desirable.

What the school offers its staff

Joining Mercia Learning Trust means being part of an exceptional team of staff committed to continuous improvement, partnership and securing positive outcomes for every pupil. Our multi-academy trust is one of the strongest and most effective in the region.

You will work in an exceptional school, alongside a strong team of professionals, with great students.

We offer all staff high-quality induction and support, annual appraisal, career conversations, targeted CPD and fantastic progression opportunities.

We care about our staff and are committed to their development and improvement, work-life balance, progression and retention.

Other benefits include:

  • An exceptional annual trust conference
  • Substantial partnership opportunities to work with other staff and schools
  • Occupational health and counselling services
  • Reduced rates with Westfield Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual flu jab
  • Eye-care scheme
  • In house and online payroll

Commitment to safeguarding

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview.

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About King Ecgbert School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1387 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The school is exceptionally strong - rated outstanding by Ofsted, and has academic results that are consistently ‘well above average’. This is a truly comprehensive school serving both disadvantaged and highly affluent communities. We are proud of our diversity, with 20% of students disadvantaged, 30% EAL and 40% from BAME communities. The school leadership is motivated by social mobility, inclusiveness and a focus on vulnerable learners. We are looking for applicants who are committed to serving a diverse population and have experiences and perspectives that will enrich our work. The school is proud to offer one of Sheffield’s Integrated Resources for children with ASD. The sixth form is highly regarded for its record, not just of helping students access top Russell Group and Oxbridge Universities but also enabling students to be the first in their families to access Higher Education.
The school is proud to be at the heart of Mercia Learning Trust that started with King Ecgbert School and now comprises 6 schools both primary and secondary across the south west of Sheffield. The Trust is led by its CEO, Chris French and all the schools benefit from an expert central services team.

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