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Job Salary
Grade 5 £23,953 - £26,446 pro rata Actual Part Time Salary: £20,487 - £22,620 with under 5 years’ service
King Ecgbert School
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Hours per week
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
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Closing date

Start Date: As early as possible in the Autumn Term 2022

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for two outstanding Specialist Learning Support Assistants (Special) to join our successful, forward looking SEN team. In the main, these roles will focus on the delivery of bespoke support to a named student, including curriculum support, delivery of a physiotherapy programme and intimate care. However, at times, the successful candidates will be required to support small, targeted groups or to provide whole class support. We are seeking to appoint Learning Support Assistants with the skills and experience to not only support students with SEN but also to build relationships with staff and students in the wider school community. In doing so they will promote an inclusive attitude towards students with SEN. The desire to develop a wide range of knowledge within all areas of the curriculum is imperative. 

This position offers an opportunity to shape and develop future provision and become part of a talented and resourceful specialist team.

At King Ecgbert School, we believe in and promote our ERA values:

Academic Excellence for all

Showing Respect at all times

Having high Aspirations and personal goals that go beyond our time in school

We are committed to providing outstanding education for all in a safe, happy and positive learning environment.

King Ecgbert School is a highly successful and Ofsted recognised ‘Outstanding’ school which provides a first class education for over 1300 students aged from 11 to 18.   We are looking for staff who are enthusiastic and are keen to make a difference.  

Mercia Learning Trust is a growing multi-academy trust which currently includes 3 secondary and 3 primary schools. Our mission is to provide an outstanding education for pupils from 0-19. We are passionate that all our pupils should see their time at school as happy and fulfilling, with their potential developed to the utmost. Our approach is founded on partnership working, binding together our school, parents and their communities. We are currently looking to recruit an outstanding teacher with the ability to support the academic progress and wellbeing of all students. 

We hope that our recruitment pack and website provides you with plenty of information about us. However, should you require any additional information, or would like an informal discussion please contact us on 0114 235 3855 or email

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To apply please submit a Trust application form to

Please note, we do not accept CVs or Council Application forms.

Closing date for applications is: Midnight Thursday 25 August 2022

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for:  Week commencing 5 September 2022

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.

The Council is not responsible or accepts liability to the reader, for information included in this job advert. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to the school.