Cover Supervisor

Hounsdown School, Southampton, Hampshire


Job details

Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary £18,426 to £19,407 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to provide cover for absent teachers throughout the school covering students’ lessons. Required to work 32.5 hours per week (8.15am–3.15pm Monday – Friday) or part time will be considered, term time only (39 weeks per year). Actual salary range £13,845 - £14,581 per annum depending on experience (based on 32.5 hours). For a highly skilled / experienced Cover Supervisor or degree graduate considering a future in teaching a higher salary is available.

A firm but non-confrontational approach towards discipline is essential, as are excellent communication skills. Experience of working with young people is desirable, although full training will be provided. Applicants need to have a good general education and be educated to GCSE level C or equivalent in Maths and English. Graduates looking for future teaching careers will be considered.

Hounsdown is an 11-16 Science College which converted to an Academy in August 2011. We are a popular, over-subscribed, Outstanding (Ofsted 2017), Hampshire school and a strategic partner for the ETC Teaching School Alliance. Our school has a welcoming ethos with students being courteous and respectful. We are committed to supporting all staff in their career aspirations and growing new leaders. The school motto is ‘Be the best that you can be’.

Essential educational requirements

 A good general education and educated to GCSE level C or equivalent in Mathematics and English;

Essential qualifications

A good general education and educated to GCSE level C or equivalent in Mathematics and English;

Essential skills and experience

 The ability to implement the Classroom Discipline Plan effectively;
 The ability to communicate effectively;
 Excellent inter-personal skills;
 Initiative and the desire to motivate;
 The ability to work co-operatively with teaching and non-teaching staff, governors, parents, students and members of the community;
 The desire to be fully involved in promoting a positive image for the school;
 The ability to work well under pressure and with enthusiasm, commitment and a sense of humour;
 The ability to work as a member of a team and commitment to promoting team development;
 High standards of personal appearance and performance.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1236 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
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School website Hounsdown School website (opens in a new window)
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About Hounsdown School

School location

Jacobs Gutter Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9FT