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  • Start date details

    as soon as possible or 1st September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 May 2023

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,777 - £25,409

Actual salary

£18,471 - £20,605

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual to join our professional team of Cover Supervisors who provide stability and continuity for students whose lessons are affected through short-term teaching staff absence. The primary role is to manage a classroom. You will need confidence, with the ability to inspire and enthuse our students, so that they maintain their learning in the absence of their regular teacher.

The post is ideal for someone who wishes to pursue a career in teaching and wishes to gain further experience in the workplace or someone who enjoys enabling students to learn and wants to play an integral role in supporting teaching and learning in school.

Full training will be provided for someone who has the ability but not the experience of the role.

The key responsibilities for this post are as follows (a comprehensive job description is available):

Supervising whole school classes which have been set in accordance with school policy on cover arrangements

Lunchtime supervision

Preparing materials and classroom displays

Undertaking other duties including extra-curricular activities.

To act as a First Aider within school (full training will be provided)

Qualities required:

Experience of working with young people.

Good interpersonal and organisational skills to lead planned lessons, with the ability to relate to young people in our school.

Adaptability and flexibility and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Confidence in implementing behaviour management strategies.

Highly organised, showing a proactive not reactive attitude to the role.

The ability to work independently or as part of a team.

To be confident in the use of the school SIMS system, Microsoft Office and Google docs.

What the school offers its staff

A positive and innovative learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors.

Enthusiastic students who enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life.

Access to high quality continuing professional development and the opportunity for personal growth and development.

A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity.

A Senior Leadership team who is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and students.

West Midlands Local Government Pension scheme with generous employer contribution.

Cycle to Work scheme.

Free on-site parking.

Children of staff who are permanently employed at Arden Academy are eligible for a ‘staff’ priority for main school and Sixth Form admissions (please see Admissions on our school website for full details).

Commitment to safeguarding

Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, will be subject to a social media online search.

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About Arden

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1805 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01564 773348

Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42 and only 3 miles from the town of Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate students. Our recent Ofsted report spoke about the culture of ‘exceptionally high aspirations that permeate the school’ and ‘the positive relationships between staff and pupils’ where ‘teachers teach individuals, not classes’. As an innovative school always striving for better there is a constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential and as part of a Multi Academy Trust there is the opportunity for exceptional training and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

Arranging a visit to Arden

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@arden.solihull.sch.uk.

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