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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: .

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 11-13 (£23,893-£33,945 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting time to join a significantly improving school and one which 82% of parents would recommend the school to another parent. As a result of increasing the student numbers, and our Year 7 cohort for September 2023 being significantly oversubscribed, we are looking to expand our team at Court Fields School.

Our school is part of the Blackdown Education Partnership, we believe that our schools should sit at the heart of our communities; that there are no limits to what our children and young people can achieve; and that they should be great places to work and learn.

Court Fields’ staff and students are committed to improving rapidly to be a great school where every child, regardless of background, achieves well, feels they belong to our community and fully participates in school life to develop character and resilience to succeed.

The Cover Supervisor/Lead Practitioner has an important role within the school, supporting and supervising the learning of students when teaching colleagues are absent. In addition to this, Cover Supervisors are required to cover lunchtime supervision occasionally as well as supporting in various areas of the school when there are no lesson cover requirements.

The post does not require qualified teacher status, although applicants with this status are most welcome to apply and often people use this role as a stepping stone into teaching as a career. An enthusiasm for education and learning, and a commitment to supporting and working with young people are vital personal qualities for this role. Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential, as training will be provided.

What the school offers its staff

You will be joining an ambitious, committed and hardworking team of staff who offer amazing support in an academic and pastoral sense and are relentless in their drive to make a genuine difference to and lasting impact on our young people, families, and the wider community. Court Fields has been rated as a ‘Good’ school at a recent Ofsted inspection where ‘staff morale is high’ and ‘pupils enjoy good relationships with staff.’

What you can expect from us:

  • Fabulous students who are motivated, interested, keen to learn and enthusiastic.
  • A trusting partnership with supportive parents.
  • An outstanding ethos where students achieve, have a strong sense of belonging and participate in learning, enrichment, and the community.
  • A comprehensive induction process, tailored to your role and previous experience.
  • A structured programme of targeted, whole school or bespoke professional development, including leadership development.
  • A high-quality curriculum, developed across our Trust, with a commitment to a programme of school improvement.
  • A range of development opportunities for career progression within the Trust.
  • Opportunities to work with or in other schools.
  • Friendship, support, and interaction with a vibrant and caring staff team with a commitment to improving children's lives.
  • Strong leadership, a culture of high expectation and clarity of strategic school development.
  • The chance to be a part of a sustainable project, with a focus on high quality education, ambition for every child and supportive staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Blackdown Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work here to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to employment checks, including an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About Court Fields School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
751 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Court Fields School has nearly 800 students on roll and is an 11-16 fully comprehensive
secondary school. Our 3 values of ‘Achieve, Belong and Participate’ drive all that we do.

At Court Fields School our priority is our students: their academic and pastoral outcomes. We
focus on high quality teaching and learning and promote a climate of success and achievement for every student. We have a passion for and a commitment to the core purpose of education and focus relentlessly on each student’s right to the very best provision. We are committed to fostering self-confidence, enthusiasm, perseverance and integrity.

We continue to work relentlessly to support students to achieve academic success, develop their creativity and excel. We provide a positive learning environment where students encounter a wide range of experiences safely, encouraged by a team of dedicated and highly experienced professionals. Our vibrant learning community, coupled with a culture of high standards and high expectations brings out the best in every student, supports ambition and establishes secure foundations for the future.

Court Fields is an inspiring place to work. Having already made significant improvements over
the last 2 years, it is an exciting time to join our team. Our staff, students, parents/carers and
community are proud of the school, support its journey, and are committed to ensuring that Court Fields provides the very best for every child.

Staff at all levels have a strong visible presence within the school and both students and staff are responsive to one another. If there is a problem, we will take any action quickly and fairly. There must be no child invisible at The Castle Partnership Trust and incidents are dealt with quickly and effectively, so that children know and trust that we will take care of things and will go the extra mile with them. We are also committed to widening participation so that every child participates in learning and enrichment. All members of the school community are expected to pursue these

Arranging a visit to Court Fields School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email schooloffice@courtfields.bep.ac.

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