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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours a week / term time only

Contract type


Actual salary

£20,772 - £22,212

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to join our friendly high achieving team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an efficient and organised person to join us as a cover supervisor, in supporting the smooth operation of the school through delivering planned lessons.

Responsibilities include delivering lessons based on pre-prepared work to full class groups, managing the classroom environment to promote good behaviour for learning, and liaising with teaching colleagues on their return to promote good continuity for students.

Adaptability, resilience and the ability to think on your feet are essential in this varied and evolving role, as will an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. Strong ICT skills and a good command of English and Math are necessities.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable school-based experience for those seeking a career in teaching as well as for experienced cover supervisors looking for a new challenge. Possible wraparound care hours available for the right candidate.

What the school offers its staff

Reasons to work at St Edward's Royal Free Middle School

  • Up to date technology (ipads and laptops) provided for use.
  • Higher preference on admissions policy for staff chidren.
  • Free wrap around care for staff children.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Wonderful CPD programme and opportunities to develop.
  • Opportunities for career development considered.
  • Greater PPA than national and almost never used for cover.
  • Deadlines published in advance to map out workload.
  • Dedicated classroom for teaching staff.
  • Supportive Governors and PSA.
  • Enthusiastic staff who support each other and have a good sense of humour.
  • Great pupil behaviour.
  • Happy and confident children who love school.
  • Friendship and laughter in the staffroom- time to chat.
  • SLT open door policy and support with behaviour.
  • A flexible approach to family appointments and cover requests.
  • Supportive and collaborative marking policy in place.
  • No lesson observations- learning walks and drop ins main practice.
  • Counselling support service available to all staff for free.
  • Scheduled wellbeing week with no meetings.
  • Detailed staff induction programme with mentor where needed.
  • Free staff sports sessions including yoga.
  • Fun staff socials throughout the year.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk in the staff room.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding its pupils and this appointment depends upon an enhanced DBS disclosure.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children.

Application form and further details are available on the school’s website. Please contact the office for further information or to arrange an informal visit. We will be delighted to welcome you to our school.

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About St Edward's Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School, Windsor

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England/Roman Catholic, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
480 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Phone number
01753 867 809

We are an oversubscribed school in Windsor. Pupils and staff are ambitious, friendly and high-achieving. The school has an excellent reputation, achieves highly in terms of attainment and progress and is oversubscribed. It was rated Good overall with Outstanding in the Personal Development category in September 2022.

‘Leaders have cultivated a school community that values many forms of success. They have placed the development of well-rounded individuals at the centre of their school.’

‘Pupils enjoy a broad and ambitious curriculum…’

Arranging a visit to St Edward's Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School, Windsor

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@sterf.org.uk.

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