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  • Start date details

    TBC

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31/07/2025

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 5 SCP 9 - 17 (£25,119pa - £28,770pa) Pro Rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will be:

  • An excellent classroom support member of staff with an ability to motivate pupils to make progress.
  • Interested in the pastoral aspects of education.
  • Outstanding in managing challenging behaviours.
  • Positive in outlook and believe in the power of education to change the path of Alternative Provision students’ lives.
  • A team player prepared to work with colleagues and share ideas and resources.
  • Passionate and keen to inspire students.
  • Committed to their own continuing professional development and contribute towards that of others.
  • Committed to raising achievements and aspirations.
  • Committed to equal opportunities and the safeguarding of children.
  • Hardworking, committed, reliable and enthusiastic.

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school before making an application, please contact reception to arrange an appointment.

The Ladder School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the ‘Safeguarding Policy’ is available to view or download by logging onto the School website: www.theladderschool.org.

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from the school or by visiting www.crb.gov.uk.

Please also note that if you are shortlisted for the role, we may conduct an online search as part of our due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which may indicate that you are unsuitable to work with children, and that we may want to explore with you at interview.

Closing date for applications: 9:00am Monday 20th May 2024

Interviews: w/c 20th May 2024

What the school offers its staff

The Ladder School is looking to recruit enthusiastic, hardworking individuals to join our team. Part-time opportunities may be considered for an exceptional candidate; please contact the school to discuss this prior to submitting your application.

The Ladder School is an academy that is part of The Mercian Trust. The Ladder School is a Free School set up by the trust to offer effective alternative provision for the young people of Walsall.

Based on the edge of Walsall town centre there are excellent links to the local and wider community. The Ladder School operates under a commissioning model, where local mainstream schools identify students at risk of permanent exclusion and move them to The Ladder School, to transform their behaviour and enable them to be successful in their future. These students have struggled in mainstream education environments and benefit significantly from the smaller class sizes and additional support on offer at The Ladder School.

The successful candidates will be required to work under the guidance of the class teacher to support teaching and learning in the classroom and to provide general support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of the students and the learning environment.

The successful candidates may also be required to work 1:1 with an allocated student and provide support in all educational areas, promoting the inclusion of all students to ensure that they have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. This may include keywork sessions and interventions. The position will be linked to young persons with an EHCP and this is expected to be for a minimum of 2 years, which may lead to a permanent position.

The applicants should have experience of dealing with students who display challenging behaviour and should have worked in a relevant educational setting. All applicants must have a minimum qualification of Grade C/4 in English and Maths at GCSE level.

Staff should have a real interest in both the academic and pastoral aspects of education and should be committed to working as part of a close-knit, supportive team.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Ladder School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the ‘Safeguarding Policy’ is available to view or download by logging onto the School website: www.theladderschool.org.

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About The Ladder School

School type
Free School, ages 13 to 18
School size
16 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

We are an Alternative Provision Free School located in Walsall Town Centre. The Ladder School was established in January 2019 and has now moved in to a brand new, purpose-built building based on the edge of Walsall town centre where there are excellent links to the local and wider community. Over the coming years we will continue to grow and become the ‘go to place’ for alternative provision in the borough.

At The Ladder School, we recognise that mainstream school does not suit all young people and we are here to offer a second chance. We work on a commissioning basis, that means that a school or the Local Authority must approach to place a student. Unfortunately, we cannot accept direct referrals from parents/carers.

The staff work incredibly hard to ensure our students make the most of the opportunities that they get whist they are with us. Unlike other alternative provisions, we offer a range of GCSE courses, supplemented with some vocational courses to ensure students get a well-rounded education.

We are a positive environment, that uses praise and encouragement to enable our students to see things differently. We have a set of values that underpin everything we do.

Arranging a visit to The Ladder School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bonnie.burns@merciantrust.org.uk.

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