Learning Coaches

Learning Coach

Supporting a child with medical needs

(Same contract as with Teaching Assistants)

Do you love working with children and thrive off seeing them become independent brilliant learners? You don’t have to be necessarily academic to work here.  What we do want are people who are resilient, passionate about education, want to make a difference and who have the humour to find ways through every day.

The post is permanent, term time only plus one week (39 weeks per year)

32.5 hours per week

SCP 5-6 (Previously Level 2 SCP 14-17) £18795 – £19171 FTE depending on experience


We are recruiting:    

A Learning Coach who understand children, especially those who have educational needs. You may have experience of working with children with SEND but this is not essential.  We are looking for an individual who is kind, caring, courageous, and willing to learn and are able to build supportive relationships with adults and children in our community. 

Everyone is welcome and everyone is included.  No matter your previous experience (however for this role it is preferable), if you can demonstrate a thirst for learning and an ability to rise above challenges (and importantly to celebrate successes together) then this is the place for you.

The University of Cambridge Primary School is an outstanding school and as well as this responsibility, we will work closely with partners, including the Faculty of Education and the wider University, to develop initial teacher training and research and external practitioners such as Speech and Language Therapists and the Community Nursing Team. The school is the first primary University Training School – expectations are very high.

Our Learning Coaches have a big role in our school, and many are inspired to take on some leadership of an area (e.g. first aid), being fully involved in managing a wonderful lunch experience for children and need to be flexible. We work differently at UCPS to develop and encourage a community of educators who collaborate to support each child during their unique learning journey. Being a part of the first university training school in the country is very exciting.

Our school can offer you:

  • An opportunity for you to make a real difference in the lives of our young people
  • A supportive leadership team to help you thrive
  • A welcoming and enthusiastic environment with a talented and dedicated staff team
  • Lots of singing and community spirit!

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Be kind and have courage.
  • Demonstrate the highest possible levels of professionalism
  • Be able to adapt the role to a changing educational landscape and to support staff through this.
  • Be hard working.
  • Have high personal expectations and dedication to achieve the best with the children you teach and support.
  • Interest and positive attitude to support class teachers in delivering planned activities as well as in managing groups of children.
  • You have good Literacy and Numeracy skills, able to support children in reading, writing and maths.
  • Talk about education and our values, giving examples how they live these in their own lives and contexts
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the community.

All staff are employed by the UTS Cambridge Trust not the University of Cambridge.

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

All completed applications should be returned to the school electronically. enquiries@universityprimaryschool.org.uk

Please note if you have not been contacted by Monday 15th March 2021, unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.

Closing date:          Wednesday 8th March at 9am   

Shortlisting:           Friday 12th March 

Interviews:  Monday 22nd March                 

 Start Date: ASAP

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The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take our Prevent Duty seriously and promote British Values at all times.  Equality for all children, staff and volunteers is embedded in our ethos, thus meaning discrimination of disability, race, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity and gender identity is not tolerated. Appointment to this post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.