10 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    25 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time: Dates: Apply by 25th June 2024, interviews w/c 1st July 2024 Job start: As soon as possible Salary: £24,00 - £26000 pro rata Location: South Littleton, Evesham, Worcestershire Contract Type: 35 hours per week, 7.30am – 3 pm, term time only, plus 5 CPD days Contract Term: Permanent

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Salary: £24,00 - £26000 FTE pro rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

Post Title: Cover Supervisor , SCP 7-11

£23,114 - £24,294 pro rata FTE

Hours per week: 32.5 hours term time only

Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 3 pm

(Unpaid lunch break 30 minutes)

Responsible to: Executive Headteacher and SBM as delegated.

Purpose: To arrange cover as required due to staff absence. To assist in the continuity of learning and educational provision for students by providing supervision for classes when teachers are absent for short periods. Deployed in the faculties as and where required as directed. To undertake general administrative duties or classroom support when not providing cover supervision.

Main duties of post:

1 To be in school by 7:30 am in order to pick up messages and prepare cover needed.

2 Instruct and supervise whole classes to undertake pre-set work and/or activities during the absence of the regular teacher, including introduction and ending the lesson. Work to be pre-prepared by the class teacher or Head of Faculty. To report back on the quality of work set.

3 Take a class register.

4 Maintain good order and manage behaviour constructively in line with the school policy.

5 Keep students on task as necessary.

6 Respond appropriately to questions raised by students.

7 Collect any completed work/materials and return it to the appropriate teacher.

8 Deal with immediate problems and emergencies in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures.

9 Report back on behaviour of students during the lesson and on any issue directly arising.

10 To undertake in-class support with individual students or groups of students as directed by the class teacher.

11 To undertake general administrative tasks as required.

12 Any other duties which may be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities/grade of the post as defined, subject to the proviso that normally any changes of a permanent nature shall be incorporated into the job description in specific terms.



Post: Cover Supervisor


The applicant MUST have:

  • Good general knowledge skills.


The applicant MUST have:

  • High standards of literacy, numeracy and computer skills
  • Time management skills with the ability to prioritise workloads and respond to deadlines.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and common sense.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.


The applicant MUST have:

  • A commitment to supporting the department they are working within.
  • A commitment to their own personal development.
  • High standards of personal integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Tact, diplomacy, patience and a calm manner.


It is ESSENTIAL that the applicant has:

  • Experience in dealing with children.
  • Experience in general administrative skills.


It is DESIRABLE that the applicant has:

  • An education to at least A-level or equivalent
  • A Teaching Assistant Qualification

What the school offers its staff

Our vision is of a Federation that achieves success for all. This means that everyone is challenged and supported to make good or better progress. Everyone is motivated, confident, safe and healthy. Everyone participates in a range of activities, in and out of school, and contributes to the wider community.

Our Key Values are:

Aspiration | Respect | Community | Excellence

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

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 fbolton@blackminster.worcs.sch.uk

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About Blackminster Middle School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 10 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
252 pupils enrolled
Age range
10 to 13
Phone number

The Federation of Blackminster Middle and Pebworth First Schools lies in a rural setting just outside of Evesham in Worcestershire.

Arranging a visit to Blackminster Middle School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email fbolton@blackminster.worcs.sch.uk.

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