Cover Supervisor The Billericay School, Billericay, Essex

Job description

Cover Supervisor

Hours 30 hours per week / 190 days per year

Date Required As soon as reasonably possible.

Closing Date 24 January 2020 @ 09.00 am

Interview Date To be confirmed

Reporting To Deputy Head - Provision

Main Responsibilities:

 To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers and to offer general supervisory support in the school.
 Cover supervisors will give instructions for the lesson as provided by the teacher.
 The primary focus will be to maintain good order and keep pupils on task.
 Cover supervisors will respond to general questions and provide class feedback to teachers.
 Cover supervisors are not required to plan, prepare or assess class work and will, therefore not be subject to a “system of supervision” other than general supervision applicable to all staff.

Main Duties:

 Supervise pupils engaged in learning activities
 Act as a role model and set high expectations of conduct and behaviour
 Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom
 Keep pupils on task and respond to general queries
 Provide objective and accurate feedback to the teacher on the conduct of the lesson
 Keep appropriate records as agreed with the teacher
 Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
 Support the use of ICT where appropriate.
 Make appropriate use of equipment and resources.
 In the event of no requirement for cover work, to take on supervisory work outside of the classroom, such as lunchtime supervision, examination invigilation or supervision of the schools withdrawal unit.
 Assistance with the schools administrative procedures.
 Provide cover and support for morning assemblies and/or form tutor registration periods


The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the statement of Conditions of Employment.

This job description allocates duties and responsibilities but does not direct the particular amount of time to be spent on carrying them out and no part of it may be so construed. In allocating time to the performance of duties and responsibilities, the post-holder must use Directed Time in accordance with the school's published Time Policy.

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed at least once each year and it may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post.

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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About The Billericay School

The Billericay School is one of the largest schools in Essex with a roll of almost 1700 students, including 300 in the Sixth Form. The school site enjoys an enviable location; close to the town centre, yet situated in spacious grounds, the school is positioned on an elevated site with distant and sweeping views down towards the River Thames and beyond. In times past, a windmill stood nearby, a piece of local history still commemorated in the school badge. Teaching takes place in five principal blocks. The original structure, that dates from the school's foundation some sixty years ago includes an open air, furnished and planted quadrangle for lower school students to use during the summer months. Other buildings include a modern Technology and Business Studies block, an Art, Food Technology and Textiles building and a Sixth Form Centre that provides a modern, attractive environment for our older students. Other resources include a large assembly hall with television link, a drama studio, a music suite with recording studio, a media area with video editing suite and a large library/ resource based learning centre, which includes extensive ICT and study facilities as well as housing over 30,000 books. The school's sporting facilities are exceptional, including a swimming pool, sports hall, gymnasium and fitness suite. Our grounds include tennis and netball courts and football, rugby and cricket pitches. The school has recently achieved the national Sportsmark Award for its sporting excellence and work with the community. The school also has a medical room, with the services of qualified staff throughout the school day. It is also worthy of note that many of our staff have chosen to send their own children to the school. What greater sign of confidence could there be!

School Road, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9LH
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