Mount St Mary’s is a successful and oversubscribed inner city school located in the very heart of the city of Leeds. Drawing from three of the four compass points the school flourishes in an atmosphere of engagement and aspiration drawing hugely upon the experiences of our incredibly diverse community.

Belief, education, aspiration and continuous learning are at the core of all that we do.  We believe that all our students and staff have limitless potential and it is our responsibility to unlock this and ensure it is realised by all in our care.

Recent inspections describe us as a joyful place, with an authentic mission…clearly embraced by all the school community and forges a passion… for desiring to give back. Leaders have developed a nurturing school, one in which there is a strong sense of responsibility towards each other. We have a well established reputation for our care, guidance and support ensuring all learners are afforded a high level of structure and personalised development.

In April 2019 the school underwent a Section 48 Inspection gaining an overall judgement of Good with Outstanding.  The report comments “Students are polite, confident and respectful in the way they treat each other and interact with staff and visitors.  They are .. highly articulate and proud of their school and their personal achievements.  Behaviour in school is excellent, with a very low level of conduct issues, and a strength of the school as it reflects its Catholic character.”

Our recent 2019 OFSTED Inspection graded our school as ‘Good’ in all areas.  We have a well established reputation for our care, guidance and support, nurtured by our faith ethos, ensuring all learners are afforded a high level of structure and personalised development, recognised within our Ofsted report.  All students can access extra curricular activities beyond the school day, be that of a sporting nature, academic, performing arts or public speaking.  This is an area we value highly and continue to see growth in.

Mount St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Current Vacancies

Learning Support Assistant

Salary Scale A1/B1 – £18,328 to £19,698 per annum, pro rata term time only plus 5 days (actual starting salary £11,903)

28 hours per week

Temporary for 12 months in the first instance, subject to a 6 month probationary period

Mount St Mary’s serves a community rich in different cultures and backgrounds. We are rightly proud of the impact we have and work tirelessly to ensure our students are a credit to themselves, the school and their families. According to Ofsted:

“Pupils conduct themselves in a mature and positive manner during lessons and around school.”


“Leaders provide pupils with high-quality opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”

Our successful SEND team provide opportunities for students with wide ranging difficulties to make excellent progress and we encourage all children to succeed. Our Learning Support Assistants have a variety of skills and we endeavour to make sure that our staff are given high quality professional development to enable them to progress either within our school or beyond. Many of our LSAs have gone on to teach or to take up further positions of responsibility within our school.

Opportunities are given in school to develop a wider range of inclusion skills which will enhance career progression, for many this has led to a promotion of position and in some cases enrolment onto Teaching courses. We are a team that recognises the worth of the individual, and as such strive to support all SEND students to allow them to be successful in every way and achieve their goals and aspirations. We would welcome applications from enthusiastic candidates who believe in a strong team ethic, have a passion for SEND and Inclusion, can set high expectations for themselves and others, are flexible and adaptable and can demonstrate a resilience in ensuring every individual is recognised for their potential.

We encourage applications both from those wishing to begin a career working in schools and those with experience who wish to further develop their skills and expertise.

Closing date – 9am Monday 24 January 2022

Please download a support staff application form and return complete application forms to

Mrs Amanda Stubbs, Headteacher’s PA, by email –

LSA Job Description
LSA Person Specification

Facilities Assistant

Salary Scale B1 – £18,933 to £19,698 per annum, (actual starting salary £13,304 for 26 hours per week)

Hours negotiable, minimum of 26 per week, all year round

Permanent, subject to a 6 month probationary period

We require a Facilities Assistant to commence as soon as possible.

Duties to include the following, however, this list is not exhaustive:

Working closely with the Premises Manager and Premises Officers to deliver a first class service to the School.

The successful applicant will have a checkable work history and be honest and flexible in their approach to work.

The duties will consist of the following:

  • Working and using initiatives to resolve premises related challenges.
  • Being part of a forward thinking team of Premises Support Staff, and having a proactive, can do, will do, attitude to work.
  • Being flexible and adaptable, to ensure the schools needs to deliver are met.
  • Working in a team environment to maintain high standards of security for the premises and its assets.
  • Assisting with routine planned preventative maintenance program and running repairs to premises and equipment.
  • Carrying out general portering/litter duties.
  • Working with the Premises Officers to develop and maintain a first class facility.
  • Cleaning requirement on a daily basis.
  • Supervision of external lettings.

Shift patterns to include:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 3.00-7.00pm.

Wednesday, Thursday 3.00-9.00pm

26 hours a week minimum.

Please complete the support staff application form and return it by 9am on Monday 14 February 2022, to

Facilities Assistant Job Description
Facilities Assistant Person Specification

Pastoral Support Officer

Required from Monday 14 March 2022 or sooner if possible

Salary Scale C1 – £22,183 to £24,491 per annum, pro rata, term time only plus 5 days (actual starting salary £18,888)

37 hours per week

Temporary for 12 months in the first instance to cover maternity leave

Are you a highly efficient individual with an experienced background in administration and office work? Do you pride yourself in being very well organised with a strong attention to detail? Are you keen to utilise these skills to develop a career working with young people in education? If so, we would be interested in hearing from you in response to our Pastoral Support Officer vacancy. Previous employment within a school is desirable, but not essential, as full training will be provided. We welcome applications from all levels of administrative support.

The successful candidate will be based in a year office, and work in close partnership with one of our teaching Year Leaders to support and develop the structures and protocols to support the pastoral and academic progress of our students. Our Pastoral Support Officers provide the first line of communication for our families. The development of this key relationship is strengthened by working with the same cohort of students throughout their 5 year journey. Pastoral Support Officers play a full and active role in the planning, administration, delivery and evaluation of key year group events such as parent evenings, residentials and reward trips.

Interested candidates should complete the support staff application form and return it by email to

Closing date: 9am Monday 31 January 2022

Interviews – Thursday 3 February 2022

Pastoral Support Officer Job Description
Pastoral Support Officer Person Specification
Pastoral Support Team

Application Forms

Below are the different application forms that are required when applying

Teaching Application Form
Support Staff Application Form
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act Form
Generic Teaching Job Description