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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

TSAT Pay Group 3 Pro rata £22,302 - £26,069 for hours and weeks stated (£24,743 - £28,922 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Portsmouth Academy is seeking to appoint a dedicated Cover Supervisor to join our team on a Fixed Term contract.

We require a proactive person to cover classes and support students to help with their learning, whilst maintaining our high standards of behaviour.Your main purpose will be to deliver preset work in the absence of the teacher normally responsible for teaching a particular class, by utilising pre-prepared exercises. When no cover duties are required you will undertake activities to assist teachers in the delivery of the curriculum.

This is a fantastic opportunity for either experienced cover supervisors or for someone looking to gain teaching experience.

What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached Job Description

  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills and educated to a minimum requirement of Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Science
  • You will supervise classes for absent staff, delivering their lesson plans
  • Provide guidance and support to enable pupils to find answers to questions and tasks set, using knowledge of each pupil’s differing levels of development and ability to ensure progression and continuity.
  • Supervise individual or small groups of pupils undertaking teacher–led learning activities by coordinating and explaining basic instructions for the activity, adjusting activities within the scope of the lesson plan and learning outcomes in response to pupils’ learning.
  • Assist pupil achievement by monitoring learning against learning outcomes, informing the teacher and or SENCO of progress/problems so that adjustments can be made accordingly.
  • Support the development of literacy and numeracy skills of pupils from a wide variety of backgrounds


What the school offers its staff

The Portsmouth Academy is focused on providing an inclusive education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. The Portsmouth Academy’s vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in both KS3 and 4, placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.

‘Pupils are happy at school and proud to be members of its community’ – Ofsted, 2022

We area “Microsoft Showcase School” due to our approach to digital learning. The academy has launched a one:one device policy, so every child in Year 7 and Year 8 has their own laptop, and we are particular interested in finding teachers who have experience of, or would like to develop experience of, teaching with technology.

What our Trust will offer you:

  • With an outstanding Leadership and Management team, we are focused on providing our staff with bespoke CPD tailored to the stage they are at in their career.
  • We place a strong emphasis on “Wellbeing for Staff” here at The Portsmouth Academy and were proud to previously receive the Wellbeing award at the Teach Portsmouth Awards.
  • A state of the art new building with fantastic facilities to house, art, music drama and humanities.
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice.
  • An excellent Local Government pension scheme
  • As a Trust we aim to foster a culture of appreciation with our fantastic Colleague recognition scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits including access to Thinking You - A 24/7 employee assistance programme for legal, financial, emergency health or lifestyle support
  • Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers
  • A 'Refer a Friend' incentive scheme
  • Free parking in our staff car park


Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About The Portsmouth Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1173 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

“Leaders have dramatically improved the quality of teaching, learning and assessment… consequently, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently good and continues to improve.” – Ofsted, April 2017 -

The Academy is focused on providing an inclusive education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. The Portsmouth Academy’s vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in both KS3 and 4, placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.

Arranging a visit to The Portsmouth Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email nicky.brown@tpa.tsat.uk.

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