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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    20 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
30 hours per week. Term Time only.
Contract type
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
£12.50 per hour
Actual salary
£12.50 per hour

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to join our well-established and friendly Cover Team to supervise classes in the absence of a teacher.

As the lead school for School Direct Teacher Training in North Hertfordshire, Hitchin Boys’ School has a successful track record of recruiting graduates to work in the education system and then progress to become fully qualified teachers.

We are looking for a graduate who would like to spend at least a year working in a school environment before deciding whether to apply to train to be a teacher, although applications from non-graduates who do not wish to teach are also welcome. The position is offered Monday to Friday 8.30am -3.30pm term time only.

Applications are welcome from positive, motivated, energetic and enthusiastic individuals who want to work with children and young people and assist with their growth and development. We would be particularly interested in receiving applications from people with a strong interest in, and experience of, a number of sports such as rugby, tennis, cricket, athletics, hockey and badminton.

No experience is necessary as full on-the-job training will be provided. However, the successful candidate will need excellent communication skills, organisational ability, a teamwork ethic, ability to work on their own initiative and a determination to succeed.

Hitchin Boys’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all posts.

Applying for the job

Further details and an application form are available on the school website www.hbs.herts.sch.uk. Completed forms should be emailed to Becky Rose, PA to School Business Manager, at brose@hitchinboys.co.uk.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1224 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 432181

About Hitchin Boys' School

Background: Hitchin Boys’ School is a high achieving, all-ability, single sex school with over 1,300 pupils (aged 11-18) on roll and a mixed sixth form, which forms part of the highly successful Hitchin Schools’ consortium.

Hitchin itself is a historic market town of approximately 35,000 inhabitants in North Hertfordshire 25 minutes from London by rail line and close to the A1(M) and M1.

The school population is a truly comprehensive ability intake and reflects the demographic of the locality with some 24% of students coming from BAME backgrounds and approximately 9% of all students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our ethos: At Hitchin Boys’ we pride ourselves on offering a warm and friendly environment where our students are encouraged to fulfil their academic potential whilst developing a solid foundation of spiritual, social, moral and cultural awareness. Hitchin Boys’ School helps all students to achieve according to their ability, and we celebrate success in many ways other than exam grades, ensuring that all our students go on to the next step in their lives with a feeling of achievement and self-worth. We are committed to caring for each and every one of our students and helping them become well-rounded, successful young adults.

Hitchin Boys’ School was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2016. We believe that the inspectors accurately identified our strength as a school when they said: “The academy’s motto, ‘striving for excellence’, is reflected strongly in all aspects of school life. Pupils thrive because personal development and academic excellence are promoted equally well.” OFSTED 2016. The full report is on the school website (https://www.hbs.herts.sch.uk).

Facilities: The school is a historic site itself with Grade II listed buildings as well as state of the art facilities which opened in 2019 including a 220-seater auditorium with cutting edge recording technology

The school has consistently been over-subscribed for many years, and Hertfordshire County Council provided funding which has enabled us to increase our facilities to accommodate an additional 45 students in every new intake. This has provided some financial support to help us through these difficult times in education, it also means that there will be new roles created within the school to manage demands both academic and pastoral of these increased numbers.

Arranging a visit to Hitchin Boys' School

Candidates may contact Mrs Becky Rose, PA to School Business Manager, to arrange a visit to the school (email: brose@hitchinboys.co.uk; phone: 01462 432181 x252).

School location

Grammar School Walk, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

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