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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£6,913.00 Annually (Actual)

Cover Supervisor job summary


To cover in the absence of a teacher by supervising pupils who are carrying out work set by the teacher in advance.



·           To supervise pupils in the absence of a teacher, creating and maintaining a purposeful and orderly learning environment for pupils.

·           To ensure that the work set by the teacher is carried out in accordance with the school’s strategy. To check that pupils have appropriate equipment and materials to enable them to complete the tasks set and answering pupils’ questions about process and procedures.

·           To support expectations of pupil behaviour in the classroom, securing appropriate standards of discipline and ensuring that the school’s behaviour management policy is adhered to.

·           To deal with any emergencies or problems which occur, in line with the school’s policies and procedures.

·           To report to the teacher after the lesson on any issues arising, including the behaviour of pupils.

·           To assist in the general efficient operation of the school, including providing cover for other support staff where necessary and as directed by the Princial

·           To participate in the appraisal process and undertake training and development as required.

·           To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential or sensitive information.

·           To undertake tasks of a similar nature and level, as directed by the Principal.

Please note, while every effort has been made to explain the duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.


Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the line manager/Principal to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

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.

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About Gothic Mede Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
312 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 9

A 2-form entry Lower School in Central Bedfordshire. This is school is part of Bedfordshire Schools Trust.

School location

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