Assistant Learning Coach/Teaching Assistant (2 Posts)

Walsall, West Midlands
£13,988 – £14,553
23 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
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Chris Bury
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Assistant Learning Coach (2 Posts)


SCP4-6 Term Time Only + 1 week

Actual Salary £13,988 – £14,553

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

Post 1 Permanent (32.5 Hours per week)

Post 2 Fixed Term (As soon as possible – July 2020 with the possibility to extend (32.5 Hours per week) Part time working would be considered for this post.

Hours of work 8.35am – 3.05pm Monday to Friday.

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 will operate 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.

The Assistant Learning Coaches 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 Assistant Learning Coaches 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.

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.

A good knowledge of supporting core subjects (English, Maths and Science) and vocational courses would be an advantage. We would also love to hear from graduates that our looking to train to become teach, as we can support routes into achieving qualified teacher status.

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.

All applicants interested in this post must complete an application form. These can be found on our website and returned to CV’s are not accepted.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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:

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

Closing date for applications: 12.00pm on Friday 13 September 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 21 September 2019

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