Cover Supervisor

Tavistock College, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8DD

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    16 June 2022

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Cover Supervisor job summary

• The main purpose of the job is to work under the guidance of the teaching/senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision.

• To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers and to respond to questions and generally assist pupils in undertaking set activities when fulfilling this supervisory role.

• To provide classroom support for teachers, exam invigilation, library and undertake administrative duties as directed by the Line Manager.

Main duties and responsibilities:

To support the assigned teacher of the class by:
• Supervising classes during pre-planned learning activities, which have been set in accordance with the College policy i.e. tasks that are relevant to the age group and point reached in the curriculum to assist with continuity.

• Collecting finished work as necessary and returning it to the appropriate teacher

• Promoting positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with College policy and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

• Reporting, as appropriate, using the College’s agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class, and any issues arising.

• Administering routine tests, invigilating exams and undertaking routine marking of pupils’ work

• Providing clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, administration of course work etc.

To support students by:

• Responding to students’ questions and providing general guidance or advice about process and procedures.

• Establishing productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations for behaviour.

• Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom.
• Promoting independent learning where appropriate.
• Working consistently whilst recognising and responding to individual student needs.

• Encouraging pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others.
• Promoting independence and employing strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.

Support the Curriculum by:

• Helping students to access pre-planned learning activities.

• Ensuring that any pre-determined equipment and resources are available to students.

Support the College by:

• Being aware of and complying with College policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, and reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
• Being aware of and supporting difference and ensuring all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
• Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the College.

Data Protection / General Data Protection Regulations Compliance

The Privacy Notice sets our general principles in relation to Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulations. You should also abide all Trust policies relating to the use of data including but not limited to:

• Acceptable Use Policy
• Records Retention Policy
• Personal Data Breach Procedure
• Employee Code of Conduct
• E-safety Policy
• Social Media Policy
• Use of Personal Devices Policy

You should note that a duty of confidentiality applies to all personal data they see prior to their first day of employment (for example, pupil lists for the purposes of lesson planning or other activities to support teaching and learning). This reflects the custom and practice of teachers’ contracts of employment starting on the first day of term while recognizing the need to be aware of and plan to support pupil needs.

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About Tavistock College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1379 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

​​​We are a vibrant academy, serving students aged 11-19, set on the edge of beautiful Dartmoor. We are rooted in the community we serve, and committed to the development of our students’ character, as well as their academic achievement. This is underpinned by our inclusive ethos and through our CORE values of Community, Opportunity, Respect and Equity. We strive to embed these values in how we treat each other and work together.

We have high expectations and believe that excellence cannot be achieved without equity. As a member of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust family of schools, we seek to transform the life chances of all our students, irrespective of their background, aiming for all our students to grow, intellectually and emotionally, in a safe, supportive, and inspiring learning environment.

The high educational ambitions we have of our students are driven by a broad and balanced, knowledge-rich curriculum, from Key Stage 3 through to Key Stage 5. We offer more than 30 GCSE and vocational qualifications, and 30 A-level and Post-16 vocational qualifications, alongside a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

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