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  • Start date details

    July/September 2023

  • Closing date

    29 June 2023 at 2:29pm

  • Date listed

    31 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time Position during Term Time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£17,797 - £18,924 Pro Rata (£23,453 - £24,938)

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • School: The Whitstable School
  • Salary: £17,797 - £18,924 Pro Rata (£23,453 - £24,938) SAT5
  • Term Time + 5 Staff Development Days (39 Weeks)
  • Permanent; 32.5 hours per week.

Are you passionate about supporting children, recognising individual qualities and strengths, and aspiring to attain excellence in learning?

This post is designed to provide supervision of classes in the absence of the subject teacher or mentor. The job is not a teaching role but will require good classroom management skills as well as a confident personality, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt quickly to a varied and constantly changing routine.

The successful candidate will need:

  • A good standard of basic education;
  • An NVQ level 2 in relevant qualification (or equivalent);
  • Previous experience of working with young people in a similar environment;
  • The ability to take charge of a classroom and give clear instructions and guidance to students
  • Applicants will ideally have experience of providing support in the classroom, possibly as a Teaching Assistant, although other qualifications and personal / work experiences will be taken into account.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

What the school offers its staff

Information about the school

The Whitstable School is part of the Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent.

Please visit www.thewhitstableschool.org.uk and our twitter page @TheWhitSchool for more about our school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check and references will be taken up. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements; please note that we cannot accept CVs.

Why work for us?

This is an excellent opportunity to join our school.

In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

Excellent on site facilities;

Excellent CPD programme;

Being part of a highly successful Trust;

Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;

Cycle to Work Scheme;

Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;

Employee Referral Recruitment incentive.

Further details about the role

Early applications are encouraged; interviews may be held before the published closing date. If you would like to visit TWS prior to application, please contact Mr Costley (Deputy Headteacher) via email dave.costley@swale.at

If you are interested in this post, please contact Natasha Kingsford, Office Manager at natasha.kingsford@swale.at or 01227 931300.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: 10th July 2023

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

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 The Whitstable School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1122 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01227 931300

Arranging a visit to The Whitstable School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email natasha.kingsford@swale.at.

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