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  • Job start date

    9 January 2023

  • Closing date

    12 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£24,496 rising to £27,852 per annum

Actual salary

£11,283.59 rising to £12,829.46

Pay scale

NJC scale points 12 to 19 (Bright Futures scale Grade 5)

What skills and experience we're looking for

When not involved in supervising classes, the cover supervisor will be actively involved in other aspects of school life such as: lunchtime supervision; examination invigilation; supporting students in a one-to-one or small group situation; assisting with trips or visits; supporting departments, the school archives, the Charity Committee.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the health and safety of students being supervised.
  • Responsibility for the supervision of students completing work in the teacher’s absence.
  • Ensuring that the students complete the work set and that high standards of behaviour are maintained.
  • Responding appropriately to students’ needs and requests for assistance.
  • Liaising with subject staff and providing any relevant feedback to departments.
  • Registering students in each session and reporting on any absences or lateness.
  • Carrying out the school’s policies.
  • Encouraging students to interact with each other in a purposeful way e.g. overseeing group work or practical activities.
  • Conducting form time and contributing to form activities.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Charity Committee with charity events where appropriate.
  • Undertaking lunchtime supervision at the sixth form, as required.
  • Acting as an examination-invigilator for both internal and external examinations.
  • Supporting subject departments by carrying out a range of duties as specified by the HeadofDepartment.
  • Assisting with open evenings and other functions.
  • Supervising students on trips and visits outside school.
  • Assisting and mentoring individual students who require additional support.
  • Undertaking any other relevant duties commensurate with the role to assist in the wider life of the school.

School-wide Responsibilities

  • Being aware of and acting upon relevant school policies and in particular those associated with Child Protection/Safeguarding Children and Health&Safety issues.
  • Being responsible for maintaining a clean and tidy environment.
  • Attending relevant meetings.
  • Acting as a role model for the students in school.
  • Acting as an ambassador for school and ensuring that the school’s high standards are promoted at all times.

What the school offers its staff



We offer a great opportunity to join an organisation which really lives its values. Our working environment is very inclusive and whilst you can expect to be challenged in your role, you will be supported through professional learning, treated fairly and with dignity and respect. Please see the Equality, Diversity, an Inclusion statement on our website.

Terms and Conditions

Salary: NJC scale points 12 to 19 (Bright Futures scale Grade 5). The full-time equivalent pay is £24,496 rising to £27,852 per annum. The actual pay based on the below working pattern commencing £11,283.59 rising to £12,829.46, per annum actual pay. Pay progression is linked to performance.

Working weeks: This is a great opportunity for flexible working as the role will work 38 weeks during school term time and an additional 1 week to be agreed. A total of 39 weeks.

Hours: 19.5 per week over 3 days, which would be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the first instance.

Holidays: You will be paid for the prorate equivalent of 25 days, plus 8 public holidays. This increases to 30 days plus 8 public holidays after 5 years’ service.

Pension: Local government pension scheme. Please take a look at the website: https://www.gmpf.org.uk/.

Other: We offer salary sacrifice schemes for purchasing bikes used for travel to work and technology for personal use, through monthly interest free salary deductions. We also offer opportunities for professional development.

Further details about the role

How to Apply

We can only accept completed application forms, rather than CVs. This is because the regulatory guidelines of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021), require us to check various details of job applicants and an identical application format for each candidate enables us to do this. We use a process that does not identify personal characteristics to the shortlisting panel. This is part of our commitment to equalities and diversity.


Our application form is available online, along with the disclosure of criminal background form. The portal link is https://bfet.jotform.com/223263614789969. Alternatively, you can click Apply Now on this role via the current vacancies page of our website. Please upload the forms by 9 a.m., Monday 12 December 2022.

The selection will take place on Thursday 15 December 2022. You will be notified after the closing date whether you have been shortlisted.

Commitment to safeguarding

Bright Futures Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out and references will be sought for shortlisted candidates and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

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About Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1372 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) is a partnership of schools based in the North West. The Trust’s vision is the best for everyone, the best from everyone. Our values of community, passion and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. There are currently twelve schools within the Trust. BFET is committed to providing all staff with the training and support they need to be the best in their profession. Benefits include: working cross-phase, knowledge exchange between our schools and the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring colleagues in their profession. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) was in the first cohort of schools to be designated a National Teaching School in 2011. AGGS is the lead school in the “Alliance for Learning”. Our teaching school alliance comprises schools of every type and phase, plus universities, throughout a wide geographical area. The impact of teaching school activities is felt within the Trust and far beyond. We have a reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, of which we are very proud. The successful candidates must be willing to engage in the school’s commitment to developing AGGS as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning.

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