43 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    2 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,198.00 Annually (Actual) Actual starting salary based on FTE salary of £27,803

Cover Supervisor job summary

We are looking for a Cover Supervisor to be involved mainly in the supervision of classes and to oversee the completion of work by students in the absence of the nominated teacher. The role is based on working 31.25 hours per week, term time plus 1 week (39 working weeks), working hours are 8.15am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Good interpersonal skills are required together with the ability to earn and maintain the respect of students and to ensure the appropriate codes of classroom behaviour are observed. Applicants for this post must be enthusiastic and possess a determined character, together with a positive approach to working with young people and the ability to set clear guidelines for them. Flexibility is required and the ability to support other functions and administrative tasks within the academy as directed.

This post is open to any applicant with suitable skills and experience regardless of qualifications although the position may be particularly attractive to graduates thinking of a career in teaching in the longer term.

The City of Norwich School – An Ormiston Academy known locally as CNS, is a popular and well-regarded secondary school and sixth form that was established in 1910 and that has been a key part of the educational landscape of Norwich ever since. CNS is a vibrant, forward thinking Academy, rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED with a vision to be a centre of pride for the local community, achieved in part through many partnerships including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, Norwich City Football Club and the National Tennis Association. Our facilities and partnerships bring unparalleled additional benefits to our students and staff.

At the very heart of our ethos is being a truly comprehensive school that supports the care and development of the whole individual, in a happy and diverse community that instils pride in all its members. We aim to enable every student to maximise their potential and prepare them for their future through the provision of high-quality education. We do this through investing in our staff, and we place great emphasis on staff wellbeing and career development, with high quality training and excellent progression opportunities.

Our new colleague will also benefit from being part of Ormiston Academies Trust, a MAT of 43 primary and secondary academies. The Trust’s vision is for all young people to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential. OAT support all staff so that they can enhance and develop their professional skills whatever their role within the trust.

CNS has high aspirations for all its staff and students and provides excellent support, both professionally and personally, we would love you to join our community where you will share in our inspiring vision and help to deliver our values of excellence, respect and integrity.

If you require any further information regarding this post please contact the HR team via email at: hr@cns-school.org

Closing date for applications is Monday 2nd September 2024, we may interview and appoint earlier and therefore suggest candidates submit their application as soon as possible.

The City of Norwich School – An Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Ormiston Academies Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Flexible working opportunities will be considered.

All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, online searches, prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, which provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

Commitment to safeguarding

For all posts, City of Norwich School – An Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and the expectation is that all staff will share this commitment. Therefore, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list check (child) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This post comes under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

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About City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1735 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The City of Norwich School – An Ormiston Academy (CNS) is a vibrant, forward thinking Academy, rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED, with high expectations for all its staff and students. We offer a broad and well-designed curriculum, teachers have strong subject knowledge and students with additional needs receive strong support. The KS5 curriculum ensures students learn what they need to be successful in their next stage and develop deep knowledge about their subjects beyond the remit of the formal examinations.

In the recent OFSTED report staff praised the collaborative culture of the school and students are proud to be a part of the CNS community.

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