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    4 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - initially 1 year

Pay scale

Kent Range 5, £22,595 to £23,693 FTE (pro rata £16,958 to £17,782 approximately)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We wish to appoint a Cover Supervisor to join our friendly and dedicated team. The job involves supervising work that has been set for short-term absences using material supplied. Other duties may involve supervising private study, assisting teachers in the classroom, and in other areas of the school as directed. Full training will be provided to the successful candidate. This is also an ideal opportunity for potential teaching candidates to gain experience before making a training application. We are looking for a proactive, confident and reliable candidate with excellent organizational and communication skills.

The Role:

  • To cover lessons and be responsible for the whole class in the absence of the regular class teachers – this will involve delivering the set work, monitoring the class and making sure students are kept on task and behaving appropriately
  • To be visible in the corridor at times of lesson changes and to secure good behaviour
  • When not covering lessons, support the whole school administration as directed by the Assistant Headteacher who oversees cover or by the Headteacher.
  • On a daily basis, cover supervision is likely to include:
- Supervising work that has been set in accordance with the school policy

- Managing the behaviour of students whilst they are undertaking this work to ensure a constructive environment

- Ensuring the behaviour policy and procedures are implemented

- Ensuring attendance registers are taken

- Ensuring the classroom environment is safe in terms of safeguarding and health and safety

- Responding to any questions from students about processes and procedures

- Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures

- Collecting any completed work after the lesson and returning it to the appropriate teacher

- Reporting back as appropriate using the school’s agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of students during the class, and any issues arising or cause for praise.



  • Experience working with or caring for children of relevant age


  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Use basic technology – computer, IWB, photocopier, Microsoft packages and school systems


  • Ability to relate well to students and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Confident with behaviour management skills and be able to keep groups of students on task
  • Familiar with the full range of school policies, particularly those regarding health and safety, behaviour, equal opportunities, Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND), safeguarding and the staff code of conduct
  • Have the necessary skills to manage safely classroom activities, the physical learning space and resources for which they are responsible
  • Understand and be able to use a range of strategies to deal with classroom behaviour as a whole and also individual SEND needs
  • Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a line manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description
  • Applicants should also note that, given the nature of the work, it is highly likely that a criminal record check (enhanced disclosure) from the Criminal Records Bureau would be required, to ensure their suitability for working with children

What the school offers its staff

St Simon Stock Catholic School students love to gain new knowledge and skills and all our teachers relish the opportunity to deliver challenging, engaging and interesting lessons, with high expectations of behaviour. Opportunities for excellent Continued Professional Development and staff well-being are at the forefront of our commitment to all staff at St Simon Stock Catholic School.

Benefits of working at St Simon Stock Catholic School:

  • A friendly, supportive and caring working environment for staff and students, where we ‘Work with Love’
  • Excellent behaviour where students are expected to be ‘Ready, Responsible and Respectful’
  • A research-informed approach to curriculum design and assessment
  • Fully planned and resourced schemes of work for KS3 and 4
  • Dedicated and bespoke CPD time for all staff each term
  • Opportunities to complete external qualifications
  • Kent Rewards Scheme
  • Access to Employment Assistance Programme

Further details about the role

Salary: Kent Range 5, £22,595 to £23,693 FTE (pro rata £16,958 to £17,782 approximately)

Weeks: Term time only plus 2 non-pupil days, 38.4 weeks per year

Hours: Monday to Friday 32.5 hours per week (8:25 am – 3:25 pm)

Commitment to safeguarding

St Simon Stock Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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About St Simon Stock Catholic School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1106 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Phone number

St Simon Stock Catholic School is a Catholic secondary school located in Maidstone, Kent and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP). This multi-academy trust (MAT), established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent, currently comprises of 25 academies (20 primary and 5 secondary schools).
St Simon Stock is an over-subscribed, co-educational, high achieving school with a long tradition of academic success. We have over 1100 students on roll, including over 200 in Sixth Form and a staff of almost 100.
We value all our students equally and welcome the wide variety of cultures and experiences they bring to our school.
By modelling exemplary behaviour towards each other, carrying out service to others in school, at home and in the wider community, students develop a strong work ethic and sense of personal achievement helping them to take their place in the wider world.
We are rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider and in our last denominational inspection we were graded as Outstanding.

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