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Learning Support AssistantRef: DON/18/00657

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, SCHOOLS
Based at: St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School
Salary details: Grade 5 £13,007 - £14,144 
Job details: 32.5 Hours, Term Time Only, Temporary - Open
Closing date: 17 October 2018
Interview date:
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Executive Headteacher: Mrs B. Nesbit

Chair of Governors: Fr Kieran Fletcher

St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School is situated close to Doncaster town centre with close links with the A1 and other major motorway routes.

The governors are seeking to appoint a classroom support assistant for as soon as possible.

32.5 hours per week,  term time + 5 days

The school:

  • A close partnership with our parish and the Diocese of Hallam;
  • Strong links with both Diocesan and local schools and academies;
  • The school is seeking to strengthen the teaching and leadership team to make rapid progress in preparation for the next inspection;
  • The school has a challenging context but will be a great opportunity for further Professional Development
  • Be part of an exciting new journey for the school

This is a temporary post linked to funding - Required as soon as possible

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent support to the class teacher and pupils
  • support fully our Catholic ethos, vision and values
  • demonstrate a passion for learning and be a practitioner that others can be inspired by
  • possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with parents and other stakeholders
  • be creative in inspiring, nurturing and motivating our children and staff
  • have high expectations regarding pupils’ progress, achievement and behaviour
  • prepared to be hardworking and well organised!
  • be committed to achieving the best outcome for every child
  • be committed to their own continuing professional development
  • be prepared to engage actively and fully with the wider life of school and the development of others
  • have relevant experience in supporting learning for pupils
  • work with the SENDco and Inclusion manager in supporting individual pupils identified with an EHC Plan
  • be able to work with individual pupils on set targets and help review and implement these targets

We can offer:

  • an exciting opportunity to work in a school that is striving to be the best it can be with the opportunity to have input into the refurbishment of the unit
  • a commitment to you and your professional development
  • opportunities to engage with colleagues in partner schools
  • a commitment to fully to supporting all staff in order to drive and sustain school improvement
  • wonderful and well behaved children
  • a well -resourced school
  • support from its partner school, Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Application packs are available on request. The CES application form must be completed as agreed by the Diocese of Hallam. Visits are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to visit or have any questions please contact the Executive Assistant

Closing Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018 12 noon
Interviews: Monday 22nd October 2018

School address: St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School, Roberts Road, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 0JN

Tel 01302 344678



The Governing Body is fully committed to safeguarding and to promoting the safety and welfare of all our young people.
There is a firm expectation that all staff will be accountable in sharing this commitment actively. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

Doncaster Council is committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community where we strive to improve the quality of life for all. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff to share these commitments.