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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    26 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 32.5 hours per week 08:15 to 15:15 Monday to Friday, term time only, plus 2 additional INSET days per year.

Contract type


Actual salary

BANES Grade 5 (Points 11 to 17) Illustrative actual salary £17.828

What skills and experience we're looking for


The ideal candidate will have a professional background and approach to life and will be expected to maintain high standards in all aspects of their work. It is expected that the successful candidate would possess the following attributes:


  • Numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to NVQ Level 2 or GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4 in Maths and English.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to work with a calm and supportive approach.
  • Ability to manage students in a classroom setting.
  • Competence in the use of ICT to support teaching and learning.


  • Experience of working in a school environment

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work with motivated students, the full support of a dedicated and committed team of staff, a supportive induction programme and ongoing professional development, plus the opportunity to work in a developing academy in a beautiful area of the South West. Staff benefits include free on-site parking, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access for all staff to the Employee Assistance Programme “Health Assured”, which is a telephone based advice, information and counselling service.

Further details about the role

Buckler's Mead Academy has a vacancy for a Cover Supervisor. The appointed candidate will be required to liaise with the Cover Manager and Senior Leadership Team to provide classroom based cover for absent teachers, ensuring a calm and purposeful working atmosphere. Duties will include settling and supervising classes, explaining the work that has been set, distribution and collection of materials in the lesson and to help students with their learning as required. Hours of work will be 32.5 hours per week (08:15 – 15:15 Monday to Friday), term time only plus 2 additional INSET days.

The varied nature of the role requires someone who can deal with students in a steady and firm way but who believes strongly in mutual respect. A good sense of humour is an advantage along with a genuine interest in working with students aged between 11 and 16.

Commitment to safeguarding

Buckler's Mead is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. We have a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action, ensuring the welfare and safety of pupils. If staff have cause for concern that a child is subject to any form of abuse, we will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services. Buckler’s Mead meets statutory requirements relating to Disclosure & Barring Service – all staff and volunteers who work with Buckler’s Mead Academy who meet the ‘regulated activity test’ (Freedoms Act 2012) are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.
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About Buckler's Mead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
734 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01935 424454

Originally established as Buckler's Mead School in 1957, Buckler’s Mead Academy is now a successful 11- 16 academy where we pride ourselves on providing an inspiring education for all. This is achieved through a strong sense of community, providing a wide range of opportunities, ensuring students enjoy school and are ultimately successful in their chosen field. We believe in providing a learning environment that is calm, orderly and respectful, where our students can reach their full potential and go on to be happy, successful and fulfilled members of the community. In September 2021 the Academy joined the Midsomer Norton Partnership Trust. This is a strong trust of more than 25 schools, including 11 secondary schools. The trust is often described as the 'market leader' in the South West and has an exceptional record for providing high quality educational provision to all of its students.

Arranging a visit to Buckler's Mead School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dstpaul@bucklersmeadacademy.com.

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