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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,229.00 - £24,772.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Pro Rata Salary £17,978 - £19,172

Cover Supervisor job summary

Cover Supervisor

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 33.5 hours per week

Working Pattern: 8.15am to 3.00pm (Monday Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) 8.15am - 4.30pm (Wednesdays) with 30 Minute unpaid lunch break each day.

Weeks: 38 weeks per year (38 weeks of school term time plus 2 additional training days week)

Holiday: Pro rata entitlement of 28 days plus bank holidays taken during periods of school closure

Salary: Orbis pay scale 10 - 14 (£23,229 - £24,772 FTE),

actual pro rata salary £17,978- £19,172 per annum

Pension: Generous local government pension scheme from day 1.

The Cover Supervisor plays an important role in our college, maintaining continuity of education for students in the absence of their regular teacher, ensuring that the work set is understood and completed and promoting high standards of conduct and learning. You will be an integral part of a friendly and committed team of staff. You must also be able to work on your own initiative as well as in a team.

The post is an ideal stepping stone for anyone seeking a career in education and a number of former cover supervisors have gone on to complete teacher training successfully. Prior experience of working in a school would be an advantage but not essential.

The successful applicant will be morally aligned to our whole school ethos, have a positive, adaptable approach, and have the ability to create strong relationships with both students and staff.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 16th April 2024 at 9:00am

(We may interview suitable candidates before the closing date)

To apply please follow:

Please note the College cannot accept CV's.

For More Information email:

Kingsthorpe College, Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton NN2 7HR Tel: 01604 716106

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About Kingsthorpe College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1422 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Kingsthorpe College is the kind of school which is dedicated to ensuring that we make a difference, in any way that we can, to both our community and our young people. We are passionate about providing opportunities for all our students to achieve artistic, athletic and academic excellence. We very much believe that our role is to help develop successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens. In addition to ensuring that all our young people achieve their potential in these areas, there is also a genuine commitment to respect for individuals which is demonstrated in the daily life of the College.

One of the first things you notice when you walk into the College is how friendly everybody is to each other – how frequently people smile, take an interest in other people, and find something positive and encouraging to say. We always take the time to celebrate success.

For us, high quality relationships are at the heart of everything that we do. We want our young people to be happy, confident, curious, and resilient learners. We know that this can only happen if relationships, built on trust and mutual respect, are central to all aspects of our work. We believe that when young people feel safe and secure, everything is possible, and we promise to do our utmost to make sure that we unlock the potential in everyone.

All we can ask from our students is that they do their best, and we value hard work, determination, and thoughtfulness highly. We want all our young people to ask themselves just one question at the end of every day – was I better today than I was yesterday? So whilst passing exams, and gaining the necessary qualifications to take that next step, is hugely important, we are equally committed to providing our young people with the space and resources to develop their character. We are proud of the extracurricular provision that we are able to offer, and we work hard to give our students plenty of opportunities to develop their confidence and creativity – both in and out of lessons.

We also believe in clarity of communication, and the power of feedback. We always welcome open and honest dialogue between all those involved in and with the College. We are committed to a restless excellence which can only be achieved through regular feedback, and you will always find us receptive to this. We are excited and optimistic about what the future holds for the young people and community which we serve.

Of course the best way to experience KC is by visiting us, and you will always find our doors open. If you would like to come and see us, please do get in touch.

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