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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Flexible: Casual Contract

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 6, Point 6: £12.39

What skills and experience we're looking for

We wish to appoint a Cover Supervisor who is enthusiastic, committed and enjoys working with young people to commence as soon as possible. You will cover classes in the short-term absence of teachers who will provide work for you to supervise.

You are asked to provide the following:

  • A completed application form

  • A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and expertise

What the school offers its staff

Shaftesbury School is a wonderful place to work and has a special atmosphere and feel. It became an Academy in June 2014 to sustain the quality of our outstanding provision. We joined SAST in July 2020 and are now part of a family of 18 schools in the local area.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role will include engagement in regulatory activity, such as administering first aid or supporting an upset child. It will have contact with young people on a day-to day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will meet the person specification and is subject to an enhanced DBS and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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About Shaftesbury School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
868 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

In our most recent inspection in March 2023, we were delighted that we were judged by Ofsted as being “Good”. The report reflects the wonderful quality of education we provide, the nurturing environment we have cultivated, and the positive impact we make on the lives of our students. The inspectors commended our commitment to excellence, the strength of our teaching and learning, and the exceptional progress our students have made under the guidance of our team. Our SIAMS inspection also highlighted that we have areas of excellence across the school community and we are a place where young people thrive.

At Shaftesbury School we hold an educational vison close to hearts of everyone “being the best they can be”. Just as Jesus used the parable of The Good Samaritan to explain, “love thy neighbour as thyself”, we too have this at the root of our ethos. This vision and ethos is brought to life through our core values; Belonging, Empathy, Service and Thrive. Staff have the highest expectations of every student and guide them to ensure they become confident learners, who will leave Shaftesbury School with an excellent level of knowledge, skills and experience to flourish in an ever-changing world.

We are pleased to be part of SAST. There is real strength in coming together with a collective responsibility for all of the children’s development and progress between 0-19 years. We believe in preserving schools in the local community. This means that there will be considerable local expertise to support staff with the chance to make a contribution to any wider developments.

Shaftesbury School is a great place to work and is a beautiful town itself; most students come from Shaftesbury and the surrounding area. The school is set on the edge of the town, close to the A303 and within easy commuting distance from the south coast of England, Bath, Salisbury, Yeovil and Wimborne.  

Arranging a visit to Shaftesbury School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email abby.dixon@sast.org.uk.

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