15 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 7, 38 week per year (term time + 5 days) (£22,780 to £24,388)

Cover Supervisor job summary

About the role

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of starting an exceptional comprehensive school. As a Cover Supervisor, you will be an integral part of our staff team, help to build the foundations of an outstanding school from the ground up. You will help to ensure that our students' experience of school is consistently excellent by delivering high quality planned lessons to cover staff absence. The role of cover supervisor is a hugely valued one as it not only helps us to:

  • - maintain a high quality student experience in the classroom despite teacher absence;
  • - embed a calm and purposeful atmosphere in school;
  • - support colleague wellbeing;
  • - offer students even more trips and activities outside of the classroom as we are confident in the quality of cover provision in school.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a motivated team of teaching and support staff colleagues. The Swan School places a real emphasis on professional development for staff and there will be the chance to pursue opportunities in different areas of the educational sector (e.g. teaching) should this be desired. We would be pleased to support you to take on additional areas of responsibility if desired, for example through running enrichment and elective activities or taking on elements of pastoral leadership - this is an excellent gateway into the profession.

The successful candidate will share our ambitions for our students. You will relish the challenge of creating a new school that will be different to other comprehensive schools in the city. You will be a highly motivated team player with leadership potential, a creative thinker who is unafraid to try new approaches, and a reflective practitioner, keen to continue learning in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. Although this is a full time role, part time may be considered for the right candidate.

About our school

Learning from the most successful approaches at the best schools, The Swan School provides a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment. The ethos is academic; we regard an excellent academic education as the entitlement of all young people, no matter what their background or previous experiences of learning. Students are inspired and nurtured, acquiring the knowledge and skills to think critically and creatively. They will learn to be confident, resilient and ambitious, and will have high expectations in terms of their own achievements and their contribution to wider society.

How to Apply

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about this post, please contact us via headteacher@theswanschool.org.uk or on 01865 416070. Please visit theswanschool.org.uk/work-at-the-swan/ to find out more about working at The Swan. We would welcome any requests to speak to our team or visit us to find out more about our school. The school will consider applications as they are submitted and reserves the right to withdraw the advertisement early if a suitable candidate is found. This role is ideally offered on a full time basis but part-time or flexible working may be considered for the right candidate.

All applications must be made through the My New Term recruitment portal. Please get in touch if you would like further guidance about how to apply.

About the River Learning Trust

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

Safeguarding

The River Learning Trust and The Swan School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

  • For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link
  • The Swan School's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here

The Swan School is a free school managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500. Registered Office: c/o Gosford Hill School, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2NT

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)
medical
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 The Swan School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
667 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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