3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September term

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year

Pay scale

NJC 8 FTE £24,702 per annum, £19,058.79 pro-rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Cover Supervisor provides cover supervision for released teachers, across the Academy, and generally support the smooth operation of the Academy staff at other times. They play a vital role in contributing to the culture, ethos and well-being of the whole Academy.

This is a one-year fixed term role.

Monday to Friday 32.5 hours per week TERM TIME (39 WEEKS)

It is important for a Cover Supervisor to have the skills and confidence needed to keep the class motivated and focused so they can work on the activities set and prepared for them. The role requires you to support pupils as they work through the lesson and to understand how to help them to complete tasks, where needed.



  • You will, as directed by the Headteacher supervise students in their work during the absence of their teacher.
  • You will liaise with Subject Leaders and other teaching staff within the team, to ensure that instructions are clarified.

Teaching and Learning

  • You will liaise with LSAs regarding individual students being supported in any class being covered.
  • You will administer clear instructions to the class, based on the detailed work set and actively supervise students as they carry out work.
  • You will inform the subject teacher of any non-participation by individual students.
  • You will contribute to the evaluation of work set for cover lessons.
  • You will provide feedback on learning activities and contribute to Academy review and development planning.
  • You will contribute to behaviour management within the Academy in accordance with the school’s Behaviour Policy.
  • You will promote a pride in the Academy and its particular ethos.


Monitoring and Assessment

  • You will provide the support described below under the direction of your Cover Manager.

Mentoring, Supervision and Development

  • You will attend staff briefings and other meetings that fall within your working hours to keep up to date with operational matters and take part as necessary.
  • You will attend professional development that falls within your working hours to keep up to date with operational matters and take part as necessary.
  • In periods of working time in which you are not required to provide cover you will provide general support appropriate to your skills and experience.

What the school offers its staff

  • NJC 8 FTE £24,702 per annum, £19,058.79 pro-rata
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Regional networks of Trust colleagues and access to key leaders in Education
  • Commitment to employee Health and Wellbeing including dedicated Employee Assistance Programme
  • Awards and Recognition Scheme
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Benefits Platform
    • discounts on car leasing
    • holiday discounts
    • cinema tickets
    • restaurant booking discounts
    • Cycle to Work Scheme

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.

Applying for the job

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About The Arbours Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
336 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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