Position: Cover Supervisor
Working: Term Time only
Start date: November or December 2023
Contract: This is a permanent full-time position; however, we are happy
from candidates preferring to work on a part-time and/or fixed term
6 or 7 depending on duties taken on, and experience)
Grade 6: £18,657 to £20,297 per annum
Grade 7: £20,520 to £21,969 per annum
Girls’ School is a dynamic school. In November 2022, the school was judged as continuing to
be Outstanding. As Ofsted recognised, we invest in all of our staff:
“Leaders support staff very well. They have
established a collaborative and respectful working environment. With the trust,
they provide highly valued training and leadership programmes. Staff are
exceptionally proud to work at the school.”
Ofsted also noted the high standards within the
school and commented that “Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary”
We are a values-driven
school, committed to high quality teaching and learning and respectful
relationships within an inclusive learning community. Developing stimulating
and student-centred teaching and learning is at the centre of our school
development work. We work hard to ensure that all girls’ education enables our
students to develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of
We are committed to
continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and
development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people
face in their lives and make every effort to accommodate flexible working.
Summer 2023 GCSE results were superb with 85% of
all students achieving 4+ in English and Maths, and 71% doing the same at
5+. Results at A level in the mixed sixth form shared with our
partner school, St Birinus School, are also extremely strong with 34% of grades
awarded as A* or A and 66% achieving Grades A*-B. These results place us as one
of the highest performing schools in the county. Didcot Girls’ School is also
in the top 3% of state schools in the country based on National Performance Tables data.
We are looking to recruit a
Cover Supervisor whose primary role is to provide supervision for students
whose teacher is absent and to ensure purposeful and successful learning during
this time. There is also the opportunity
for candidates to extend the role to act as a form tutor. Flexibility to take
on a variety of roles at those times when there are no absent teachers is
required. This may include administrative tasks, invigilation and individual or
small group support for students in lessons across the curriculum.
You will be joining a strong
team of Cover Supervisors. Excellent training will be provided through an
induction programme. We are looking for someone who enjoys building strong and
effective relationships with young people and is able to develop students’
learning, using the resources provided. Ideally you will have prior experience
working with young people. Resilience, flexibility and a good grasp of English
and Maths are required, as is the ability to take on a role of authority whilst
maintaining positive relationships. This is an excellent opportunity to take on
a fulfilling role working with young people and to be part of a vibrant and
supportive school community.
post is permanent, term-time only, remunerated on Grade 6 and with the
possibility of being remunerated on Grade 7 with the additional role of form
tutor. However, the role would also be suitable for anyone planning to
train to teach at a later date and can be offered both on a part-term and/or a
temporary basis to the right candidate. Additional
training and CPD opportunities will be offered, as appropriate.
you are applying for this as a part-time or wishing to work on a fixed term
basis, please provide details of your preference in your application form.
The closing date is 8am on Monday 4th December, however, the school reserves the right to interview and appoint on receipt of applications.
Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality
and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its
schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to
satisfactory enhanced DBS, references and pre-employment safeguarding
checks. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128
check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily
prevent an applicant from obtaining a post. All cases are considered
confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information
To view our Safeguarding policy, please visit our website: https://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/265/school-policies
Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original
degree certificate, proof of residence and photographic ID, as applicable, to
interview and online searches may be made for shortlisted candidates, as part
of due diligence checks.
Didcot Girls’ School is a Family Friendly School, committed to
supporting our staff so that they can carve out a professional and personal
life that is fulfilling and balanced.
Our RET Staff Charter summarises
the commitment we make to all staff who join and work at Ridgeway Education
We are committed to expressing our values of high-quality
learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive environment in the day-to-day
experience of staff and students throughout the school.
Didot Girls’ School is an equal opportunities employer.
Didcot Girls School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.
Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original qualification certificate(s), proof of residence and photographic ID to interview.
Didcot Girls School is an equal opportunities employer.
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