24 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    1st September 2023 or an earlier appointment date may be possible

  • Closing date

    26 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary


Pay scale

Grade 5

What skills and experience we're looking for

Cover Supervisor

The rate of pay will be Grade 5, £21,968pa

The Governors of Cardinal Griffin Catholic College are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, full-time (32.5hpw) and casual Cover Supervisor to cover for both planned and unplanned absences of teaching staff.

This is an exciting opportunity for Cover Supervisors to work in all areas of the school and may suit suitably qualified individuals who are looking to get experience of work within a school with a view to applying to go into Teaching or Teaching Assistant roles.

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to provide effective cover supervision in a range of classes and subjects in response to short term teacher and teaching assistant absence, ensuring good order is maintained in the classroom and keep pupils on task. Candidates must be suitable to work with children and young people and able to supervise whole classes including implementing work programmes, managing pupil behaviour and assisting pupils in relevant activities in line with the school’s policies and procedures.


  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.
  • Previous school experience.
  • A proven ability to work on their own initiative.
  • A high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults.
  • The ability to use relevant technology/equipment.
  • A commitment to the happiness well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school.

What the school offers its staff


  • Full and part-time/casual hours available.
  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected school.
  • Good opportunities for personal and career development.

Why Cardinal Griffin?

  • Following our March 2023 OfSTED, Cardinal Griffin Catholic College continues to be rated as a ‘Good’ school.
  • Cardinal Griffin is a thriving 11-18 Catholic College with 888 students on roll.
  • Curriculum leadership that places great emphasis on the importance of students studying modern foreign languages
  • We pride ourselves on our approach to staff wellbeing ensuring all staff have access to high quality research-based CPD. This forms an integral part of our appraisal and staff development cycle.
  • We are working to achieve a 'Leading Parent Partnership' award and through this we show our commitment to stakeholder voice.
  • We have a strong performance academically, with 61% of our pupils achieving a grade 5 or better in their GCSE English and 57% of our pupils achieving a grade 5 or better in their GCSE Maths in 2022.
  • Following the appointment of a new Headteacher we are looking to accelerate our progress towards becoming an outstanding College.
  • We are a Christian community with a caring, secure and disciplined environment.

Further details about the role

Closing date for applications is Monday, 26th June 2023 at 12 noon.

The College reserves the right to interview as soon as it has a suitable field of candidates and so encourages early applications.

We welcome further discussions about the post and these can be conducted using a variety of online platforms or by telephone. Please contact us to discuss this if it will be helpful to you.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to a criminal records check, the Disclosure and Barring Service will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings cautions and convictions in your application form. Applicants will be subject to an online search if shortlisted. Where the role involves regulated activity with children, please note that it is an offence to apply if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children. https://www.cardinalgriffin.org.uk/docs/Policies/CGCC_Safeguarding_Policy.pdf

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 h.tapper@cardinalgriffin.staffs.sch.uk

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About Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
870 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01543 502215

Following our March 2023 OfSTED, Cardinal Griffin Catholic College continues to be a rated as a ‘Good’ school. Ours is a warm, supportive, welcoming and above all, happy place to work. Relationships are paramount to us. All are expected to give of their best, grow and develop, both staff and students. We are committed to staff welfare and development and we offer an excellent professional development programme and training opportunities for staff at all stages of their career.

Arranging a visit to Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email h.tapper@cardinalgriffin.staffs.sch.uk.

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