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Learning Coach

The Mercian Trust
Walsall, West Midlands
Grade 5 SCP 9-17 Term Time Only + 1 week £22,160pa - £25,493pa Actual Salary – to be pro-rated depen
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

Join our expanding team!!


Ofsted Rating: Good – July 2023


“The school ethos of ‘high standards, daring to dream, traditional values, success and personalised support’ is shared by all.”


“Leaders lead with integrity and determination. They are ambitious for all pupils. They do not use pupils’ chequered experience of education to excuse low standards. Instead, they demand the best from pupils.”


Attention Graduates, ECTs, anyone looking for a career change, this could be the post for you. We are able to consider job shares, part-time working and short, or long term contracts.


The Ladder School is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join our team.


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 will identify students at risk of permanent exclusion and will 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.


Learning Coaches work under the direction of the Senior Leadership Team and provide outstanding pastoral care and in class support to our students. The successful candidate will be expected to complete a range of duties including Key Working students, supporting students in lessons, attending meetings, being a key contact for parents/carers and ensuring staff have the right information to support the needs of the students in the classroom. The successful candidate will be responsible for a class of students and deliver Skills (Personal Development) activities to their group. Additional training and meetings will be required after school as directed by SLT.


Learning Coaches are a vital role within our school and support teaching staff to transform students so they are successful members of their communities. Learning Coaches will be required to cover short term staff absences under the direction of SLT and will support all staff to ensure that students are effectively safeguarded. Learning Coaches are responsible for their groups of students at lunchtimes. This is an exciting time to join our team as we have just moved into our purpose built school.


As we are an expanding school, due to growth in student numbers, this is an exciting time to join The Ladder School.


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.

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