• Alisdair Low

Cover Supervisor - West London Academy - 20 -21.7k

The previous 3 Cover Supervisors at this Academy are now moving up to be trained as teachers in their own specialist subjects after just one year as a Cover Supervisor.

This school invests in you and their students.

Scale 6 Scale points 16-20

(£26,274 – £28,215) Pro rata; Actual Salary £20,223 – £21,717)

Ofsted 1 and 2 Academy - part of a small successful Academy Group

32.5 hours a week 39 weeks per year (0.7697 FTE)

Annual leave starts at 24 working days for a full year, based on a 5-day working week in addition to Bank/Public Holidays. Rises to 29 days after 5 years.

Qualifications and Education

Studied to a minimum standard of GCSE (grade A*-C) or equivalent, in English and Maths (certificate/s to be available at interview) Ideally a Graduate.


Experience of working with children / young people in a learning environment

Skills and Abilities

Ability to build and form good relationships with students, parents/carers and colleagues

Ability to relate well to and motivate children / young people

Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities

Verbal and written communication skills appropriate to the need to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents/carers, students and other professionals

Ability to learn and use a range of strategies to deal with classroom and individual student behaviour

Ability to improve own practice / knowledge through self-evaluation and learning from others

Ability to use ICT packages and equipment effectively to support learning

Personal Qualities

Commitment to the highest standards of child protection

Initiative and ability to prioritise one’s own work

Able to follow direction and work in collaboration with Line Manager

Able to work flexibly to meet deadlines and respond to unplanned situations

Efficient and meticulous in organisation

Desire to enhance and develop skills and knowledge through CPD

Recognition of the importance of personal responsibility for Health & Safety

Commitment to the academy’s ethos, aims and its whole community


Knowledge of child safeguarding procedures

Experience of working in education or similar environment

Understanding of statutory frameworks relating to teaching

The Cover Supervisor is responsible for:

· Supervising classes in the absence of a teaching member of staff, ensuring purposeful learning, as per statutory regulations.

· Supporting students in class when not supervising a lesson to aid effective learning.

· Implementing work programmes with individual and / or groups of students in or outside of the classroom

Contributing to the overall ethos, work and aims of the Academy


· To maintain good relationships with all staff, students, parents/carers and other professionals.

· To supervise a class of students when the timetabled member of the teaching staff is absent, as per statutory regulations.

· To understand and implement the Academy Behaviour Policy and Code of Conduct including the issuing of rewards and sanctions within the school’s guidelines to ensure a constructive environment.

· To ensure that good order and safety of the students being supervised including an orderly start and finish to the lesson.

· To keep accurate attendance records of students in supervised lessons.

· To provide students with clear information and instructions relating to the work to be completed by them and ensure that the work is completed as set by the teacher.

· To respond to any questions from students about the work set, processes and procedures.

· To help students with the organisation of the work set and the materials and resources provided.

· To leave the classroom in good order and secure at the end of the lesson.

· To return work completed in lessons and information such as class register, textbooks, and equipment to the appropriate teacher.

· To report, as required, any incidents of unacceptable behaviour or issues of concern to the appropriate member of staff through the Academy’s behaviour and support systems.

· To use ICT effectively to support learning activities.

· To liaise with the appropriate staff such as Heads of Department with regard to the work that has been set so that requirements are fully understood.

· To provide support to students, including those with special educational needs and English as a second language, under the direction of the class teacher, SENCO and / or EMTAS Co-ordinator.

· To deal with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the Academy’s policies and procedures.

· To put up and maintain appropriate classroom and corridor displays within the Academy.

· To supervise registration periods in the absence of the Form Tutor completing required documentation / data entry.

· To provide supervision during break times as required.


· To ensure that all administrative duties, checks and documentation are completed to the required level of accuracy.

· To carry out administrative work to support students’ learning including photocopying, writing and collating reports, putting up wall displays.


· To attend parents’ evenings, open days and meetings with parents/carers and other professionals as required.

· To invigilate academy and public examinations and tests as required.

· To assist in escorting students on educational visits and to participate in extra-curricular activities as required.

· To attend relevant meetings and training sessions.

· To keep up to date with developments and changes in the national curriculum.

· To assist in such duties and activities relating to any of the above areas appropriate to grade as the Principal and Governors shall from time to time reasonably require.

Other general responsibilities:

· To work flexibly - this may include evenings, open days, parents' evenings and possibly weekends. This may also involve cover across the wider team in times of need.

· To be available to assist and undertake break duties and at lesson changeovers.

· To participate fully in Staff Appraisal according to the Academy requirements.

· To participate in training and other learning activities and performance development, as required.

· To work safely consider the safety of others and work within the guidelines stated in the Academy Health and Safety Policy.

· To comply with all decisions, policies and standing orders of the Academy; comply with statutory requirements, including Equal Opportunities legislation, the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Data Protection Act.

· To have a commitment to Child Safeguarding, to promoting the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Academy's agreed procedures.

· To contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Academy and the Trust.

· To appreciate and support the role of other professionals.

· To recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others.

· To respond to requests in a timely manner and in line with set deadlines.

· To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with the level of the post. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or level of responsibility.

You will need an enhanced DBS for this position.

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