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St Francis Xavier’s College

Woolton Hill Road


L25 6EG

Tel: 0151 288 1000

Learning Support Assistant. Start as soon as possible

St Francis Xavier’s College, founded in 1842, is a Catholic Converter Academy with a co-educational Sixth Form with a strong academic tradition and 1000 pupils across KS3/4. The Sixth Form has strong collaborative links with partner schools across the city.


As an improving school, this is an exciting opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant with previous experience of working with individual students or small groups of students under the direction of the Teacher or SENDCo and Asst. SENDCo to join St Francis Xavier’s College.  We have 2 vacancies.

As a Learning Support Assistant you will work with other professionals to break down barriers and ensure that learners are able to access the curriculum and provide emotional and social support to students to ensure equal access to a learning environment across the College. The Learning Support Assistant must be able to build positive relationships with students, be a positive role model and support students to reach their potential. And help enable students to be included in all aspects of school life.

If you have the knowledge, skills and experience to deliver these requirements whilst having the focus and drive to ensure successful outcomes are reached for our students then we’d love to hear from you.

Our Learning Support Department at the College is an excellent team of professionals who achieve excellent results. We value challenge, active participation and motivation. The department is a positive and forward thinking department who believes that every child can achieve in school. We are currently applying for an Autism Inclusion Award with the Autism Education Trust, so a passion for and experience of working with pupils with Autism would be welcomed.

In addition, we are looking for the following qualities in the successful applicant:


·    Ability to work under pressure

·    Energy, enthusiasm, good sense of humour

·    Emotional maturity and resilience in dealing with challenging behaviours.


·  Strong support to develop your learning and development

·  Commitment to support your professional development

·  Access to networks across Liverpool and the Archdiocese

If you believe that you have the energy, passion, resilience and drive to be part of our positive journey we would love to have you on our team.

Early applications are strongly encouraged and visits to the School are welcomed.

The role is deemed to be in regulated activity with a high level of contact and responsibility for children on a day to day basis.

Please visit our website for details and application form at


For further information and school visits please contact

[email protected]

Forward completed applications to: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Monday 11th December at 12pm

Shortlisting: Monday 11th December 2023

Interviews will be held on: Friday 15th December 2023


IMPORTANT Safeguarding of our pupils is a priority

All posts are subject to enhanced DBS disclosures

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) and will be subject to an enhanced DBS certificate with a children’s barred list check. You will also be required to complete a criminal self-disclosure form if you are short-listed for the post.’

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy can be found on our School Website