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.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will carry out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Current Vacancies

Reading Champion & Library Co-ordinator

Salary Scale C1 – £22,183 to £24,491 per annum pro rata  (actual starting salary £19,037 per annum) 37 hours per week, Term time only plus 5 days    

Temporary for 12 months maternity cover in the first instance

Governors are seeking to appoint a non-teaching professional wishing to continue the work around the igniting, inspiring and development of students’ love for reading and consequently enhance their literary competency.  You will have the opportunity to touch the lives of all students and ensure they are skilled in all aspects of their education, ready to progress beyond our doors.

Closing date – 9am Monday 10 October 2022

Completed support staff application forms should be returned to Mrs Amanda Stubbs, Headteacher’s PA by email –

Reading Champion & Library Co-ordinator Job Description
Reading Champion & Library Co-ordinator Person Specification

Progression & Enrichment Officer

Required as soon as possible

Salary Scale – SO1 £27,741 to £29,577 per annum, 37 hours per week, term time only plus 5 days (actual starting salary £23,829)

Temporary for 12 months in the first instance

At Mount St Mary’s we work tirelessly to ensure we educate the individual for the benefit of all in society.  This involves ensuring our students are ready for all aspects of life beyond MSM – their character and academic progress.

Our team of dedicated staff will leave no stone unturned to ensure that all our students have a future in education, employment or training.  Currently we have 99% of our students in education, employment or training and we have a progress 8 score of +1.05 with 70% of our students achieving 5 or more level 4+ qualifications including Maths and English.  This is only possible through the willingness of our staff to go the extra mile in ensuring some of the most deprived communities in the country have an ‘outstanding’ provision that enriches their lives forever.

An exciting partnership between MSM and Go Higher West Yorkshire is seeking to appoint a Progression and Enrichment Officer to inspire students to be ambitious in their futures, developing a range of enrichment opportunities that will enhance students skills, talents and interests.  Working alongside key stakeholders in school, they will look to enhance and develop external partnerships that support the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance that incorporate Gatsby benchmarks for all of our students.

If you are interested and can demonstrate you have the necessary skills and experience outlined above, please return the support staff application form along with a letter of introduction to Mrs Stubbs, Headteacher’s PA, at

Closing date – 9am Thursday 29 September 2022

Progression & Enrichment Officer Job Description
Progression & Enrichment Officer Person Specification

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