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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,057.00 - £29,848.00 Annually (Actual) Pro-rata salary for 35 hours, 39 weeks per year which is based on full time equivalent of £32,421 - £34,848

Cover Supervisor job summary

There could not be a more exciting time to join the St Mark's family. Outcomes at Key Stage 4 are in the top 9% of all schools nationally with a Progress 8 Score of +0.66. In 2023 an impressive 60% of all A Levels were awarded A*-B grades with 30% of students securing a place at a Russell Group University.

Do you have the highest expectations for every member of the school community and believe in transformational education for all, irrespective of starting points and background?

Are you able to win hearts and minds with your inspirational vision for school improvement, underpinned by the school’s inclusive Christian ethos and values, Love, Hope and Trust?

Are you passionate about high-quality teaching and learning and a life changing quality of education in schools?

If you can answer yes to these three questions, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit a dedicated and inspiring colleague to our team of Cover Supervisors for September 2024. The candidate will ideally have previous experience working with students in a classroom environment, and will foster a strong and consistent approach to behaviour for learning, in order to ensure every child can reach its full, god-given potential. The role will involve covering assigned classes across a wide of range of the curriculum, facilitating pre-planned lesson activities and providing a continuity of students learning in the absence of their timetables teaching colleagues. This is a varied and dynamic role and would suit someone who is keen to get in to teaching or education, or a qualified teacher who wishes to take a step back from the formal class teacher role.

In return St Mark’s can offer colleagues;  

  • Competitive Support Staff salaries on London Pay Range 

  • Pension schemes - TPS (Teachers) and LGPS (Non-Teachers) 

  • CPD certified opportunities - available to all employees, including the Step Lab Powerful Coaching programme 

  • In depth well-being programme, including 'Cake Wednesday', weekly Pilates classes, 'HR Surgery', fruit Friday's. 

  • An inspirational and collaborative culture, where Leadership actively promote staff voice 

  • Trust wider curricular collaboration and development opportunities 

  • Continual opportunities for succession and progression, including secondment opportunities to Middle and Senior leadership 

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - providing well-being and confidential advice services 

  • Cycle to Work scheme 

  • Health Shield Scheme 

  • On site staff car park 

  • Free staff lunch offer  

The successful candidate will be part of a small, close knit team, who are instrumental in the supporting the educational offer of transformation available at St Mark's Academy!

If you have the skills and enthusiasm to make a significant contribution to our inclusive Christian community, then we would love to hear from you.

Visits are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by email to hr@stmarks.anthemtrust.uk.

St Mark's were inspected by Ofsted in March 2023. The Academy performed exceptionally well in all areas, with particular reference made to expert curriculum design; transformational teaching and learning underpinned by the highest expectations; the extra-curricular offer and staff and pupil wellbeing. The report states, “there is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a graded (section 5) inspection now.”

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St Mark's Church of England Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
880 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

St Mark’s Church of England Academy is a 11-18 Academy based in the South London borough of Merton. The Academy is rapidly improving as demonstrated by its rapid increase in GCSE headline figures. The Academy is a community founded on our key values of Trust, Hope and Love and these values permeate our school community.

The Academy is located on the outskirts of London and is well served by Mitcham Eastfields train station which runs regular services towards Central London and Sutton and Wimbledon.

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