8 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    26 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£24,977 - £28,244 FTE, Pro-rata £20,028 - £22,648

What skills and experience we're looking for

Wixams Academy are currently recruiting for a Cover Supervisor to join our vibrant and growing Academy!

The key function of the role is to cover lessons for teaching staff in their absence. However, we do not expect the Cover Supervisor to cover long periods of absence. When not covering lessons the Cover Supervisor will be expected to engage in activities as detailed in the full job description, as attached.

What the school offers its staff

Wixams Academy is a comprehensive Academy serving circa (in September 2023) 950 pupils including 120 pupils in the Sixth Form. We opened in 2017 with only 80 students and continue to grow annually (with new students and staff) to 1750 students and 200 staff by 2030. we are currently working with Bedford Borough Council and the Department for Education to expand the capacity of the school to facilitate this growth. The Academy has been popular and oversubscribed since opening and we have low staff turnover. The Academy is located one mile south of Bedford town centre and has a mixed community, with broadly national composition. We have recently merged Knowledge Schools Trust (KST) to create a local hub to drive further growth in the region.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment and safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS clearance check, Prohibition from Teaching Checks and a Section 128 Direction Check (if applicable). KST is committed to the safeguarding of the children and young people in our care and actively promotes their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. KST is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from minority groups.

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 Wixams Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
802 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
020 8600 0675

School location

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