12 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    4 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time: Actual salary £25,373.51-£26,952.23 (39 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week)

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£29,412-£31,242

Pay scale

Grade 4 (Inner London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a resourceful Cover Supervisor at Harris Academy Bermondsey to provide classroom cover in the absence of teachers. This role will likely suit you if you have previous experience in a similar role, providing cover within an educational establishment.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Qualifications to A Level standard or equivalent
  • Knowledge of strategies to recognise and reward efforts and achievements towards self-reliance that are appropriate to the age and development stage of the students
  • Basic knowledge of SEN and other learning barriers
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • Relevant experience in successfully supervising groups of children aged 11-16
  • Previous experience in a school or comparable large organisation
  • Understanding of a secondary school environment
  • Ability to provide classroom cover – within agreed parameters – in the absence of the class teacher
  • Ability to consistently and effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Ability to use language and other communication skills that students can understand and relate to
  • Ability to establish positive relationships with students and empathise with their needs
  • Ability to demonstrate active listening skills
  • Ability to provide levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to students' needs, encouraging the students to stay on task
  • Ability to monitor the students' response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify/adapt activities agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.


What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Bermondsey is a girls' school with drive and ambition in the heart of London. Our students achieve the very highest standards in their education. Ofsted rated us as Outstanding in every one of their categories in November 2019.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays) for non term-time only employees, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your key duties will be:

  • To supervise lessons for absent teachers.
  • To allocate, explain and oversee cover work set.
  • To report to the relevant Cover Manager any deficiencies with cover work set to include quality or appropriateness of cover.
  • To offer general assistance to students in completing cover work in class.
  • To follow the academy's in class behaviour management and referral systems.
  • To organize the days lessons efficiently in advance so that they run as smoothly as possible.
  • When not engaged in carrying out cover, to undertake administrative or student support duties at the direction of the line manager or the relevant Vice Principal.
  • Occasional supervision of post-16 students in their study base.
  • To take registers in all lessons and promptly report any in lesson absences.
  • To liaise directly with teachers to ensure cover lessons are delivered to a high quality.


Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

Applying for the job

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About Harris Academy Bermondsey

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
880 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0207 237 9316

Harris Academy Bermondsey is a girls' school in the heart of London with drive and ambition. Ofsted rates us as Outstanding in every category, and we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our young women, ensuring that they have every opportunity to succeed by identifying and nurturing each one's individual talents. Our uncompromising but caring approach to education has put us as one of the highest performing schools nationally for student progress and has led to GCSE results that are above the national average.

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