Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time: This appointment is a full-time post for 38 weeks/annum, and 37 hours/ week. Part time applications welcomed.

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

actual salary offered will be £20,842.54 pro rata equivalent of point 21 including an allowance for holiday pay.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a permanent full or part time Cover Supervisor with immediate effect. The post offers an excellent opportunity to work within our collaborative cover team in our highly successful academy which holds a ‘Good’ Ofsted status.

The cover team has a strong team working ethos and supports all faculties where excellent schemes of work for all courses are in place. A departmental mentor will work with the appointee to support their development in their first year. There is also an excellent academy wide support and development programme for all new staff.

The core purpose of the role will include supervising classes across all areas and faculties in the academy and undertaking pre-set work in the short-term absence of teaching staff within both campuses determined by the day to day needs.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should have qualifications in Maths and English at minimum C grade GCSE (or grade 4) or equivalent Level 2 qualifications, A levels and be confident and competent in using ICT. It is desirable that the applicant has further relevant qualifications.

Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have a high level of commitment and ability to focus on fostering the teaching and learning and personal development of Year 7 to 13 students. They should have an interest in new teaching and learning developments and a high level of integrity. Experienced candidates should be able to evidence excellent levels of value-added achievement and high retention levels.

Responsibilities of the Post Holder

In accordance with the job description for Cover Supervisor, the major responsibilities will be as follows:

Support for Students

  • Supervise students engaged in learning activities
  • Act as a role model and set high expectations of conduct and behaviour
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom
  • Keep students on task and respond to general queries.

Support for Teachers

  • Provide objective and accurate feedback to the teacher on the conduct of the lesson
  • Keep appropriate records as agreed with the teacher
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

What the school offers its staff

Remuneration

Annual salary for a Cover Supervisor will be in accordance with the academy Support Staff Pay Scale. This appointment is a full-time post for 38 weeks/annum, and 37 hours/ week. It currently involves a salary of up to £24,925 pro-rata (Band 3 Point 21-25), however, actual salary offered will be £20,842.54 pro rata equivalent of point 21 including an allowance for holiday pay. Salaries are reviewed by national negotiation with effect from 1st April each year. Progression through the pay scale is subject to an acceptable annual performance development review process.


Commitment to safeguarding

The Board of Trustees is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointment are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, together with the receipt of References and Health Clearances.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to HR@plume.essex.sch.uk

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About Plume School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1706 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01621 854681

The Plume School converted to become an academy school in January 2012.

The last full inspection took place in November 2023 and the school was judged to be good across all areas. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy. Please see the academy website for more information.

The academy is a larger-than-average secondary school with a sixth form.

The vast majority of pupils are White British.

The proportions of pupils who speak English as an additional language or who are from ethnic minorities are both well below the national average.

The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium is broadly average, as is the proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities, although for those with an education, health and care plan the proportion is slightly above the national average.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards for pupils’ achievement in English and mathematics at the end of key stage 4.

Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, together with the receipt of references.

Visits to the Academy are welcome.

Arranging a visit to Plume School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@plume.essex.sch.uk.

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