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  • Start date details

    May 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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English, Mathematics, Science

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Scale 4: £21,722 - £22,855

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and committed Cover Supervisor/PE Technician to join the team at Priestnall School. In this role, you would provide classroom and registration cover for absent teachers, provide administrative support as requested.

If you would like to join our Laurus family in a rewarding role that changes the lives of our students by empowering them to become the best that they can be then we would love to hear from you.

This position is contracted on a Term Time Only basis. This means you will mainly work when the school is open to students and will not need to work during the school holidays unless the contract requires you to do so. In total you will be in work for a minimum of 37 out of 52 weeks.

Job Purpose(For further details on the role, please see the Job Description attached below)

  • Be responsible for a class of students in lesson time with due regard for their health and safety
  • Supervise and support the students in their class work ensuring that the work set is undertaken within the time allocated
  • Liaise with teaching staff

Key Skills & Experience

  • Sound educational background including GCSE’s in Maths and English (A*-C) or equivalent
  • Experience working in a school environment would be advantageous
  • Ideally possess prior experience within a similar role

To learn more about what the Trust offer, including our wide range of employee benefits and access to further professional learning, visit our Careers page.

To complete an application form please click ‘Quick Apply’. A full application must be submitted as CV’s will unfortunately not be accepted in line with our safer recruitment process. Should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 549 7000 or via e-mail at;recruitment@laurustrust.co.uk

Closing Date: Monday 29th April at 9am.

We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date.

Interview Date: Wednesday 1st May

What the school offers its staff

Priestnall is situated in Heaton Mersey, a suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, bordering the Manchester Local Authority – notably, Burnage. The school serves the communities of the ‘Four Heatons’: Mersey, Chapel, Moor and Norris. Priestnall is a non-selective, non-denominational, ten form entry 11-16 secondary school, there are approximately 1250 pupils on roll. The school is part of the Laurus Trust (September 2023), a multi-academy trust, whose shared vision provides the framework and core values for our secondary schools.

Our 2023 GCSE results showed 74% of students achieved both English and Maths GCSEs at grades 4 – 9 and 56% achieved this measure at the gold standard, ‘strong’ pass of grade 5 and better. 16% of students succeeded at grades 7 -9. 24% of the total grades achieved were at grades 7 – 9 and 61% of grades were at 5 – 9.

Priestnall is very much a part of the wider community and the partnership between students, staff and parents/carers is vital to the continued success of the school. We endeavour to provide students with the best possible opportunities to succeed and develop a love of learning that will last and that will support them as they take their next steps in life.

We have high expectations of all members of our school community, and we provide opportunities for students to engage with the wider life of the school and, importantly, to develop the qualities, attitudes and habits which will allow them to flourish. At Priestnall School, we place the professional development of staff at the very core of what we do.

Providing high quality learning opportunities – and removing any barriers – is at the centre of what we want to achieve for our students, and we remain committed to ensuring all our students can get the very best out of their time at Priestnall School.

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 Priestnall School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
Up to 1275 pupils
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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