Cover Supervisor

Heckmondwike Grammar School, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0AH

5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    16 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Range 15 (15-19) SCP15 £23,953 pro rata (£19,337.26 actual salary)

Cover Supervisor job summary

Are you an organised and approachable individual?

Department Information

The department consists of a Senior Curriculum Supervisor and two Curriculum Supervisors. The team provide cover for staff absence in classrooms and also provide support across all curriculum areas and key stages in terms of the production of resources to support learning and displays.

The Curriculum Supervision department is an active part of the school community and as such participates in school events, supporting House activities (each member is allocated to a House) as well as contributing to whole school and specific departmental events, such as open evenings, Duke of Edinburgh trips, Year 7 induction activities and trips, school concerts and performances, and various other events throughout the year.

This is an important team in the school that helps to ensure that the quality of teaching provision and the progress of students throughout the school is maintained in times of teaching staff absence. It also helps ensure the working environment provides visual stimulation for students and showcases some of their best work around the building for all to see.

The Role:

You will be part of a team, providing cover across the curriculum for absent staff and supporting the production of departmental support resources as directed by the Subject Leader via the Senior Curriculum Supervisor.

Experience of working in a school is not essential, but would be desirable, however previous experience of working in a front-facing or customer services type role is a must. You will be able to work with young people of all ages and have the ability to maintain appropriate relationships at all levels.

You will need:

• To believe in our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Excellence and follow our
school ethos embedded in our motto of ‘Nil Sine Labore’ - Nothing Without Work
• a positive, can-do attitude
• the ability to be flexible and able to work in a fast moving environment
• good communication skills, both written and spoken
• a commitment to supporting the academic and pastoral development of young people
• knowledge of the use of basic IT systems, such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint as well as
• an interest in working in a busy and demanding education environment
• the ability to take initiative and work independently as well as part of a team
• energy and enthusiasm
• suitability to work with children


Specific responsibilities are set out in a detailed job description.

In return we can offer:

• interesting work as a key member of a creative and supportive team
• a learning-centred school where the best possible practice is the priority
• the opportunity to develop personally and professionally
• a vibrant, supportive community of like-minded individuals

Applying for the job

If you are interested in this position then please visit the vacancies section of our website

Completed applications should be sent by email to:

Further information about the school is available on the school website

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Heckmondwike Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1526 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Heckmondwike Grammar School is a unique school, with students who are eager to learn, keen to know more and want to enjoy their educational experiences. It is exceptional in many ways: a very diverse school community that produces results of the highest quality.

We work effectively with our young people, really care about them and their futures and have an ultimate success measure of enabling them to proceed to where they want to go. Excellent relationships between staff and students are the norm, expectations are high and students perform very well as a consequence.

We also offer a competitive salary and membership to a Local Government pension scheme.

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