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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Cover Supervisor

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,368.00 - £25,054.00 Annually (Actual) Salary is FTE, to be pro rata to 32.5 hours TTO. £18,497 actual salary.

Cover Supervisor job summary

Queensbury Academy is a consistently oversubscribed, OFSTED rated ‘good’ comprehensive school situated at the foot of Dunstable Downs in South Bedfordshire. It is part of the successful Anthem trust which offers incredible support for every professional that works within it.

An exciting opportunity has occurred within our team of Cover Supervisors who cover classes when teachers are unavailable. Duties involve explaining work, supervision, and registration cover; planning and marking is not required. When cover supervision is not required, the post-holder will be required to assist in the general efficient operation of the school including supporting other support staff roles where necessary.

32.5 hours per week term time only (6.5 hours per day) Salary scale Level 3d Point 7-11 Full time equivalent salary £23,368- £25,054 Actual salary £18,497

The Responsibilities:

  • To supervise pupils in the absence of a teacher, creating and maintaining a purposeful and orderly learning environment for pupils.
  • To ensure that the work set by the teacher is carried out in accordance with the Academy’s strategy. To check that pupils have the appropriate equipment and materials to enable them to complete the tasks set and answering pupils’ questions about process and procedures.
  • To support expectations of pupil behaviour in the classroom, securing appropriate standards of discipline and ensuring that the academy’s behaviour management policy is adhered to.
  • To deal with any emergencies or problems which occur, in line with the academy’s policies and procedures.
  • To ensure that completed work is collected at the end of the lesson and returned to the teacher.
  • To report to the teacher after the lesson, in accordance with the academy’s agreed referral procedures on any issues arising, including the behaviour of pupils.
  • To provide class support for students when not needed to cover lessons.
  • To assist in the general efficient operation of the academy, including providing cover for other support staff where necessary and as directed by the Principal. Such tasks may include: additional in-class support, assisting with display work, preparing resources, photocopying etc, carrying out other administrative tasks as needed, assisting in the 6th form independent studies area when required, invigilating examinations.
  • To attend staff meetings, participate in performance management arrangements and undertake training and development as required.


  • To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in academy and elsewhere.
  • To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required.
  • To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
  • To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy, and academy subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students. To undertake a designated programme of teaching.
  • To ensure a high-quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards.
  • To prepare and update subject materials.
  • To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus.
  • To maintain discipline in accordance with the academy’s procedures and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework.
  • To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and academy procedures.
  • To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.
  • To ensure a safe working environment.

What We Offer:

  • Climate for teaching and learning which is calm and engaging.
  • CPD and collaborative practice that is full of innovation.
  • Focus on staff wellbeing that ensures you enjoy your job and being part of a team.
  • Amazing students that will make you proud to be part of the Queensbury family.
  • We offer excellent CPD and leadership opportunities.

The school reserve the right to appoint before the application deadline.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Queensbury Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1195 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Secondary School

School location

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