Learning Support Practitioner - St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy

St. Margaret Ward catholic academy (part of The Newman Catholic Collegiate)
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
£22,369 - £24,496 (pro rata) Actual salary £16,450 – £18,426
Closing date
7 Feb 2026

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Job Type
Schools / Academies - Support staff roles
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Term time

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Support Practitioner to help our pupils who experience specific difficulties with their studies. The successful candidate must be able to:


  • Support a range of pupils in overcoming difficulties in learning in classroom and small group situations Respond to pupils in a positive way Use initiative and work independently Keep written records Liaise with staff and other agencies Supervise groups of students as necessary (including managing learning in a teacher’s absence)

Experience of supporting pupils with visual impairment; behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, physical disabilities and/or English as an additional language would be beneficial.


The candidate must, ideally, have experience in delivering intervention programmes in areas such as:


  • Literacy Numeracy Speech language and communication Social, emotional and mental health difficulties



BSL1 is desirable, but not essential.




The Academy are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all of its employees to share this commitment. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Amendment Order 1986 and, as such, it will be necessary for a Submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous convictions.

Application forms and further details can be obtained by contacting Miss L Birkin on 01782 883000 or lbirkin@smwca.org.uk

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