Cover Supervisor

Hitchin Boys' School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    8 December 2021 at 4:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

£12.50 per hour

Actual salary

£12.50 per hour

Cover Supervisor job summary

Join an OUTSTANDING school! (Ofsted 2021) 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. Start date asap. Closing date: Ongoing* * We reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a suitable candidate being identified.
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About Hitchin Boys' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1286 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 432181

Hitchin Boys’ School (HBS) is a high achieving comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, which forms part of the highly successful Hitchin Schools’ Consortium. We have a history that stretches back nearly 400 years but embrace fresh thinking and a modern, vibrant curriculum. We have high expectations, excellent standards of behaviour and pride in our extra-curricular activities that lead to academically successful and well-rounded students who are well equipped for life beyond school.

♦ A highly performing school with an academic ethos, with every student making exceptional progress
♦ An ethos that emphasises both learning and life, with rich experiences beyond the classroom
♦ “Pupils are polite and respectful. They bring to life the Hitchin Boys’ School values of respect,
teamwork and kindness” Ofsted 2021.
♦ A commitment to professional development, with a strong internal and external training offer
♦ A campus that is historic but has also had £5m+ invested in new facilities in recent years

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.

Following Ofsted's visit to Hitchin Boys' School in September 2021, we were delighted to announce that we have once again received top marks by retaining the judgement of ‘Outstanding’. Inspectors concluded that the curriculum at Hitchin Boys’ is highly ambitious for all students. It is designed very well and ensures pupils not only learn rich subject knowledge, but also grow in their awareness of the world around them. As the report noted, “The school is a calm place for pupils to learn and be themselves.” The full report is available on the school website (https://www.hbs.herts.sch.uk).

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).

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