53 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    9 September 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,421.00 - £31,364.00 Annually (Actual) Scale 5 / 6 Point 12 (£26421) to point 22 (£31364)(Pro Rata)(Dependant on Experience).

Cover Supervisor - Part- Time job summary

Details for applicants

Would you like to visit us?

Informal visits are welcomed. We are not as far away as you think and driving through the countryside each morning is a very pleasant way to start you day! You’ll find us just 20-25 minutes from Peterborough and Huntingdon, and commutable from Cambridge too. Why not come and visit us so we can show you more of our school?

What do I do if I want to know more before applying?

You are very welcome to come and visit our wonderful school, please just let us know and we will arrange a tour of the department and wider school. More information is available on our website. However, if you have any further questions, please contact Lee Valentine lee.valentine@abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk

We look forward to meeting you and receiving your application.www.abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk

Working Hours: Mon-Thurs: 08.20 -16.20, Friday 08.20-15.50 (30 min lunch) Days TBC

Hours per week: 14 to 21

Number of Weeks: 39 weeks; Term Time Only + 5 Training Days (Sept/Oct/Jan/Feb/April))

Grade: Scale 5 / 6 Point 12 (£26421) to point 22 (£31364)(Pro Rata)(Dependant on Experience).


  • To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of the class teacher.
  • Maintain the highest standards of student behaviour at all times.
  • Work in conjunction with all staff to support student behaviour, welfare and achievement.
  • Ensure that students understand and subscribe to the values and ethos of the school.
  • Responsible to: SLT Link in charge of cover

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To supervise classes/students across the curriculum in following a programme of study during the short term absence of their class teacher.
  • Act as a role model, maintaining high standards of student work, conduct and behaviour and use a range of strategies to deal with classroom behaviour as a whole and also individual behaviour.
  • Log any behaviour incidents and follow them up in line with academy policy.
  • Encourage students to interact and work cooperatively with others and engage all students.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom and be aware of the targets outlined in a student’s EHCP and the reasonable adjustments required for SEND/PP students.
  • Ensure that students use equipment safely.
  • You may be asked to Cover in New Horizons or the Refocus room.
  • Attend any briefings. (Overtime will be paid if outside normal working hours. But will need to be pre-agreed).
  • Take class register in a timely manner and alert the SSO team if students are not in lesson.
  • Liaise with departments where possible to ensure the instructions are clarified.
  • Liaise with Teaching Assistants regarding individual students being supported in class.
  • Administer clear instructions to class, based on detailed work set, and actively supervise students as they carry out instructions.
  • Inform the class teacher of any non-participating by individual students.
  • Provide feedback to the class teacher on work set for covered lessons.
  • Provide feedback on learning activities and contribute to school review and development planning.
  • Attend and actively participate in the appropriate Staff Meetings.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment.
  • Contribute and participate in school events and activities. (Overtime will be paid if outside normal working hours. But will need to be pre-agreed)
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and students.
  • When not needed to perform Cover Supervision undertake some general administration support duties as and when required.
  • Where necessary cover break/lunch duties of class room teachers during short term absence.
  • You may be asked to support in New Horizons or the Refocus room.
  • In a controlled environment, to supervise students who have been isolated from their peers as a behaviour sanction.
  • Invigilate internal and/or external examinations.
  • Support with the supervision of students during detentions.
  • Ability to teach PE preferable
  • Available support for the right candidate to complete teacher training
  • Suitable for NQTs (ECTs)
  • Policy and Practice
  • To uphold and actively support the school’s policies and procedures.

Health & safety

  • Act in the course of their employment with due care for the health, safety and welfare of themselves, other employees and other persons in accordance with the school’s Health & Safety Policy


  • To Support the calendar school activities and events, in particular Transition Days and Open Evenings. (Overtime will be paid if outside normal working hours. But will need to be pre-agreed)
  • Attend specific Cover Supervisor courses. To Support the calendar school activities and events, in particular Transition Days and Open Evenings.
  • Review, Induction, further training and development
  • To participate in the current arrangements made for the appraisal or review of your performance.


  • To inspire excellence and develop potential
  • Undertake appropriate professional development and participate in the appraisal and related procedure


  • Ensure all pupils have equal access to learning using appropriate strategies and resources, where necessary.
  • Liaise with pastoral staff members to ensure the wellbeing of pupils and their full participation in school life.
  • Raise any concerns regarding pupils’ behaviour with the relevant Raising Standards Lead.
  • Implement any specific arrangements for individual pupils, ensuring that relevant staff members are aware of the measures in place.
  • Provide individual pastoral support to pupils, where necessary.
  • Continuously motivate and challenge pupils, whilst promoting and reinforcing self-esteem.


  • To have the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
  • Appreciate the significance of safeguarding and interprets this accurately for all individual children and young people whatever their life circumstances.
  • To have a good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment.
  • The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice and information in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Variation Clause

  • This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Headteacher or line manager in consultation with the post-holder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.

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 Abbey College, Ramsey

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1029 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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