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Learning Assistant (Term-Time Only)

St Mary’s Music School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Learning Assistant to undertake pupil support and supervision, in the primary school, from P5 to P7, and early secondary, from S1 to S2, and occasionally in the senior school.  This is a key role within the Primary, working with the Head of Primary, Part-Time Primary Teacher and Teacher of Additional Support for Learning.

The successful candidate will be expected to assist with Support for Learning activities, supervision of pupils (P5 to S2) outside during morning break, lunchtime and afternoon break, and at music practice time.  They will escort choristers (P5 to S2) from St Mary’s Cathedral each morning, in addition to chaperoning pupils at other out-of-school events.  The Learning Assistant will contribute to School Development, particularly as related to the Primary Class, as appropriate.  Experience in Child Protection and Health and Safety matters is desirable.

St Mary’s Music School aims to offer the highest possible standard of education and musical training in an inspiring, inclusive and supportive environment, and all staff are expected to support their pupils and encourage them to achieve of their best.  The successful candidate will work closely with teaching, pastoral and support staff.

This is a part-time, permanent post of 28.5 hours per week during term-time only. 

For further details, including a job description, please download the information pack below.

Employee Application Form

Information Pack

Closing date for Applications: 10am, Friday 3 May 2024

For queries or questions relating to this post, please contact:

Mrs Lyn Bryce, HR Assistant
Tel: 0131 538 7766
Email:  vacancies@smms.uk

Application Process

To apply, please post or email a covering letter along with a completed Employee Application Form (word document) to:

Mrs Lyn Bryce
HR Assistant
St Mary's Music School
Coates Hall
25 Grosvenor Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 5EL

Email: vacancies@smms.uk

Candidates should ensure correct postage is paid. Applications not on the Employee Application Form will not be considered.

No agencies please.

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We will process your personal information in accordance with our candidate privacy notice.


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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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