Cover Supervisor Garforth Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Job description

To provide supervision of students within a secondary school - Successful candidates will need to respond to questions, generally assist students to undertake set activities and to uphold standards of behaviour in the classroom. In addition to cover needs, there will also be a requirement to work alongside existing staff in specific curriculum areas providing general support for departments. This is a key role in supporting the day-to-day running of the school and the successful applicant must be IT literate and competent in using a variety of software packages.

Essential educational requirements

•A recognised and relevant vocational qualification (NVQ level 3) and/or equivalent practical work experience

Essential qualifications

* GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths at Grade C

Essential skills and experience

•Working within a school and team environment
•Working within a partnership context, including co-ordinating collaborative activities and plans
•ICT skills to produce quality reports and documents, and to create and manage simple databases
•Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of people
•Ability to work as part of a team
•Ability to be well organised and accurate in all aspects of the role with the ability to prioritise
•Ability to work well under pressure and to respect sensitive and confidential work
•Ability to form strong and effective working relationships with colleagues, within the academies and in partner organisations, even when working remotely
•Proven ability to work as a team member to achieve goals in effective co-operation
•A commitment to abide by and promote the Academies’ Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies
•The post holder will require an enhanced DBS


About Garforth Academy

Garforth Academy is a vibrant and exciting place to learn. We welcome the opportunity of shaping and developing the minds of our young people, as they move through such a pivotal phase in their lives. We aim not just to educate our young people, but also to enrich, guide and support them to ensure that by the time they have completed their education with us, that they are fully prepared and equipped to enter the competitive world of work or further studies. We promote independent learning and aim to empower students as they face new challenges. We will provide them with the knowledge, skills and resilience to achieve the highest possible standards academically, socially and personally. We have a hugely talented and committed staff team, with a range of well-qualified and dedicated professionals to ensure that our curriculum, guidance, care and support meet the different needs of every individual at the Academy. We pride ourselves on our high expectations and encourage all students to be happy, ambitious, well organised, caring and supportive of each other. Our pastoral care system underpins this success with its clear expectations and guidelines. We enjoy celebrating the successes of our students on a weekly basis, through the many reward systems and extra-curricular opportunities on offer. Our ethos is fundamental to Garforth Academy. Every student will be asked to immerse themselves in ‘Our 10 Core Values’; values that the Academy feels all students should demonstrate throughout their daily routines, and are essential to being part of a community. We want our students to be the best they can possibly be, engage proactively with their community, be responsible, think of others, develop interests both academic and non-academic and be prepared for ‘life in the real world’. Garforth Academy enjoys the many benefits of being a member of the Delta Academies Trust. This link allows good practice, resources and expertise to be easily shared between schools in the group and allows us to offer a wider range of learning experiences, extra-curricular actives and support as a result. We pride ourselves on positive relationships with our parents/carers. We recognise the effectiveness of strong collaboration and expect all parties to fully support the learning and development of our young people, including the high standards of behaviour both in the Academy and out in the local community. We believe that by working together we can ensure success for every individual and that every young person can fulfil his or her potential.

Address
Lidgett Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 1LJ
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Garforth Academy website (opens in a new window)