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

Senior Science Technician

Salary Scale C1 – £22,183 to £24,491 per annum, pro rata, term time only plus 20 days (actual starting salary £20,432)

Required as soon as possible

Permanent subject to a 6 month probationary period

Governors are seeking to appoint a Senior Science Technician to support the Science faculty in delivering an outstanding provision for our students. We provide a vibrant curriculum which promotes a passion for learning and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives. The successful candidate will have experience of working in a science/technical position, preferably in an educational setting. The post includes management responsibility for another technician, demonstrating experiments, liaising with contractors, ordering equipment etc.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A GOOD school (OFSTED 2019)
  • A friendly, supportive and professional team of staff and colleagues
  • A commitment to providing Continuing Professional Development
  • A school where students are respectful, kind and at the heart of everything we do.

Closing date – 9am Monday 6 June 2022

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

Senior Science Technician Job Description
Senior Science Technician Person Specification
The Science Department

Inclusion Learning Support Assistant

and Learning Support Assistant

Salary Scale A1/B1 – £18,328 to £19,698 per annum, pro rata, 28 hours per week term time only plus 5 days (actual starting salary £11,903)

Required from September 2022

Temporary for 12 months in the first instance

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 6 June 2022

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

Inclusion LSA Job Description
Inclusion LSA Person Specification
LSA Person Specification
LSA Job Description

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