10 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Higher level teaching assistant

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,852.00 to £32,020.00

Cover Supervisor job summary

Pleckgate High School wishes to appoint a hardworking, enthusiastic and committed Cover Supervisor. If you are experienced, enthusiastic, open to new ideas and have a flexible ‘can do’ approach, we would welcome an application from you. Actual salary £23,850.60 to £27,419.80pa.


The Job

  • To work under the direction of the class teacher or in their absence, the Head of Department, to implement planning and assessment, working with whole classes, individual or small groups of pupils in order to achieve high levels of accelerated pupil progress.
  • To support pupils to overcome barriers to learning, promoting the inclusion of all pupils by developing their communication skills, supporting and mentoring as required to manage their behaviour, developing independence and social skills and to take responsibility for monitoring/reporting on the impact of class-based interventions.
  • To provide supervision and guidance and learning opportunities in all non-lesson-based activities.
  • Complement the professional work of the schoolteachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities.
  • Supervision of whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers with agreed lesson plans in place across the school as required.
  • Contribute to on call duties.


What are the job requirements?

  • GCSE or Equivalent qualification in English and Mathematics at level 9 – 5.
  • Child Care/NVQ/ HLTA or other relevant qualification (related to education is desirable i.e.: a degree) at level 4.
  • Experience of support work with children in an educational setting.
  • Experience of planning, preparing and delivering agreed work, and supporting programmes for individuals or groups of pupils.
  • Knowledge of The National Curriculum and Schemes of Work in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Knowledge of how to support the development of social communication and literacy skills, promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and numeracy.
  • Knowledge of how to support pupils with ASD barriers to learning.
  • Ability to work as a member of a class team to deliver and assess planned lessons.
  • Ability to break down given planned tasks into small steps of learning and can give focused feedback on progress made and next steps.


Amongst the many benefits of working within the Trust you will receive:

  • Healthcare cash back plan provided free by the Trust includes optical, dental, physio, diagnostics, health assessment, NHS prescription charges, hospital cover, discounted gym memberships plus lots more.
  • 6 sessions of free counselling including CBT, wellbeing and bereavement.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Electric Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice)
  • Access to government pension schemes.
  • Free parking
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • Trust wide Intranet to share knowledge and resources


 For further information or visits to the school please contact jferguson@pleckgate.com

Closing date:      Monday 12th June 2023 at 09:00            

Interview date:  TBC

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About Pleckgate High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1298 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Pleckgate High School is thriving multi-cultural community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do. All students are challenged and supported to Aspire and Believe, Act and Succeed. We are a large secondary that is part of the Education Partnership Trust (EPT), situated on the northern outskirts of Blackburn with Darwen. Our school community has 1150 students and 180 staff, with state of the art facilities that benefit both the school and local community.

In January 2019, the school was judged as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. Inspectors found our school to have a “great sense of industry and endeavour” and described the school as “harmonious” with a “common goal to excel”.

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