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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    16 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,073 - £29,777

What skills and experience we're looking for

Key Purposes:

To lead the Lead Teaching Assistant Cover team to ensure they deliver high quality lessons to classes in the absence of their usual subject teacher.

Working with the Deputy Student Services Manager to oversee and ensure the balanced allocation of cover lessons across the team.

To direct members of the team to support core subject lessons when not covering teacher absence.

To deliver lessons to classes in the absence of their usual subject teacher.

To assist teachers in their preparation and delivery of the curriculum.

To provide administrative support across the curriculum.

To be a tutor and play an active role in the contribution to their House ethos.


1. Leading People

a. Lead and manage the cover team providing assistance, cover and professional development opportunities as needed.

b. Liaise and support the Student Services Manager to arrange daily cover as required.

c. To lead the appraisal process of all the cover team.

d. To liaise with the Assistant Headteacher: Teaching and Learning, to identify and provide professional development opportunities for the cover team to ensure high quality cover lessons.

1. Cover/Supervision.

a. To register and record student attendance in lessons.

b. To instruct students regarding the work left by their subject teacher.

c. To provide students with the necessary resources for their learning.

d. To actively teach students throughout the lessons, supporting them so they are able to make effective progress.

e. To ensure orderly entry and exit of classrooms.

f. To ensure a calm and purposeful atmosphere for working in the classroom.

What the school offers its staff

Do you believe that students deserve the very best education? Do you want to work with enthusiastic, dedicated colleagues who are committed to our students? This role is for those who like a challenge, working with students and enjoy doing something different every day.

This is a great opportunity to work at Trafalgar School supporting our students, you would be working alongside our dedicated team of Teaching and Support Staff.

Trafalgar School is a beacon school for Relational Practice in the south which means we put the building, maintaining, and restoring of relationships with all members of our community at the heart of everything we do. It is essential that the post holder shares our school ethos which is firmly rooted in this restorative practice approach. We work restoratively with students, families and with each other to maintain the strong community culture and our very strong inclusive ethos.

‘Relationships are highly positive because staff take time to understand and remove barriers to pupils’ learning’.

OFSTED June 2023

Commitment to safeguarding

Salterns Academy Trust and Trafalgar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Some forms of employment, occupations and professions are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Working within a School is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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About Trafalgar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
971 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02392 693521

Trafalgar School is a vibrant learning community where every member of staff understands the difference that they can make to our students’ outcomes. We expect all staff to be actively involved in the personal development of our young people and to show full commitment to their own and the school’s professional development.
Trafalgar School and its Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; and they expect all staff to share this commitment.

Our aim is to provide an outstanding all-round educational experience and we are committed to the success and excellence for all our students. In June 2023 we were inspected by OFSTED and judged to be a strongly ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ personal development. We are enjoying the next stage of our journey (to become outstanding in all areas!) and continue to receive incredible feedback about our child centred approach; our leaders share our best practice through extensive outreach work across the city and beyond.

Arranging a visit to Trafalgar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@trafalgarschool.org.uk.

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