15 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, term time + training days (you will be required to work 7:30am – 3:45pm Mon – Thurs and 7:30am – 3:40pm Fri with a 30 minute lunch break and separate 20 minute break during the day)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

29,269 - 33,945 per annum pro rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the day to day management of daily staff cover for teachers and other support staff as required by the Principal/SLT Line Manager, to ensure classes/lessons are covered when teachers are absent from school.
  • To supervise whole classes during the short-term and long-term absence of teachers.
  • To secure supply staff as/when required.
  • Duties and responsibilities: Cover Management

    Organise required cover for absent teaching staff on a daily basis, including arranging for high qualitycover of supply staff from agencies when required and ensuring a process for meeting and greeting supply teachers, ensuringthe school has their clearance details.

    Provide supply teachers with adequate support/training on the day, including the school’s behaviour management practice and making sure they are aware of the school’s safeguarding practice including how and to whom to report a concern.

    Organise cover staff effectively to minimise the impact of absence on teaching staff, thereby improving teaching and learning within the school.

    Ensure that all materials necessary to enable the smooth running of a cover lesson are provided each morning, including cover sheets, tutor registration sheets, cover work, seating plans, stationery and other instructions, as appropriate.

    Liaise with Subject Leaders and Heads of Year regarding student behaviour and cover work issues raised by supply teachers.

    Produce and arrange distribution of the daily cover sheet.

    To manage all room changes daily.

    Authorise timesheets for external teachers and approve the invoices.

    Deal with cover arrangements for last minute emergencies e.g. a member of staff being taken ill.

    Authorise timesheets for external teachers and approve the invoices.

    Help to plan cover for larger scale events e.g. sports day, Year 6 Induction Day.

    To keep the SLT Link/Principal appraised at all times of any concerns regarding daily cover or supply personnel.

    What the school offers its staff

    Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust is an established Multi-Academy Trust of primary and secondary academies across the West Midlands.

    Our reputation is built on our core values of innovation, collaboration and inspiring individuals within our care.

    We want every single person that comes through the doors of one of our academies to leave having grown as an individual, in terms of their skill set and their respect for others.

    We believe that every person who passes through our doors deserves the very best that we can offer. Everyone who works with and for the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust does so because they believe in children and want their futures to be happy and successful.

    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.

    Applying for the job

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    About Thorns Collegiate Academy

    School type
    Academy, ages 11 to 16
    Education phase
    View all Secondaryjobs
    School size
    916 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 16
    Phone number

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