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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

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Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week Term Time plus 2 days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£24,294 - £25,979 per annum FTE (£18,047 - £19,562 pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

‘Are you seeking a new and rewarding challenge? Do you have a genuine passion for making a difference? If your answer is a resounding 'Yes,' then you might be the ideal candidate we're searching for.’

About the role

We are seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Cover Supervisor to become part of our team Carleton High School. We are looking for someone with a proactive 'can-do' attitude and a passion for doing whatever it takes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing classroom supervision for pupils where colleagues are absent from duty. They will complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities and maintain accurate records in the teachers absence, e.g. feedback to the teacher and accurate registers.

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

  • has a passion for helping pupils thrive and meet their full potential.

  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and students.

  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative.

  • has experience of working in a similar specialist area.

This post is a 32.5 hours per week, term time plus two days, permanent contract.

What the school offers its staff

About Us

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi-Academy Trust comprising of nine schools: seven primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. Our schools are run for the benefit of children and young people, and we have unwavering focus on achievement which is paramount so that all of our children and young people enjoy greater life chances. Renowned for our commitment to excellence, the Trust has achieved remarkable success, with five of our primary schools ranking within the top 1% nationally for progress. Additionally, our secondary schools feature among the top three secondary schools in the Wakefield district. In a testament to our dedication to educational excellence, De Lacy Primary School was recognised as an 'Outstanding' school across all categories by Ofsted in March 2024, underscoring our unwavering pursuit of high standards.

Our School

Carleton High School is a warm and welcoming school, where there is a strong community feel. We are an exceptionally high achieving school, with academic outcomes for progress consistently being significantly over national. The class of 2023 achieved the highest results in the school's history, securing its place as the second top-performing high school in the Wakefield local authority and is within the top 7% of schools nationally. Within the DNA of the school is the core focus to improve life chances for our students. Our students uphold values of respect, responsibility, determination, and excellence which enable them to become the best versions of themselves.

What can we offer you?

We’re passionate about employee benefits at Pontefract Academies Trust, offering the following as standard to all:

  • Exciting career and leadership pathways supported by outstanding CPD opportunities

  • Generous employer pension (Teachers Pension and West Yorkshire Pension Fund - LGPS).

  • Generous annual leave entitlements paid as part of your annual salary (starting from 26 days annual leave, up to a maximum of 33 days dependent on length of service and grade of role – plus 8 statutory bank holidays).

  • Fantastic family friendly policies with a focus on employee work/life balance.

  • Cycle to work scheme.

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Free eyecare via Specsavers

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Employee wellbeing programme (including physiotherapy, personal or professional concerns on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and other matters).

  • Discounts at numerous retailers including O2

  • Free flu vaccinations

Further details about the role

Next steps:

Please click here to view our 2022 – 2025 Trust Strategic Plan, or click here to access Carleton High School’s website.

To arrange a visit to the school, or for further information on the role, please contact admin@carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk or call 01977 781555.

Please click here to access our website and submit your application on our Face-Ed system no later than 10:00am on Monday 3rd June 2024.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare.

Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks (including online checks). Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form.

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

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About Carleton High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1025 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Carleton High School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, has been named as the most improved school in the North of England, according to the Fairer Secondary Schools Index, published by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. One of our top priorities is to attract exceptional staff to Carleton High School, and we continue to recruit a number of highly gifted employees to join our team.

Arranging a visit to Carleton High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk.

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