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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    13 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year. Part time Part time may be considered

Contract type

Fixed term - 1-yr fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,033 FTE

What skills and experience we're looking for


Successful candidates will be expected to have a strong Post 16 background and will have completed Post-18 study or employment. The responsibilities below are not exhaustive and can be tailored to some extent to the strengths and interests of the individual.


  • Establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Provide additional support to students or groups of students as required throughout the year
  • Liaise with curriculum areas in developing and promoting effective and inspirational resources to support students’ independence
  • Liaise with parents to support student behaviour and academic progress in the Sixth Form
  • Participate in student supervision duties at break times
  • To monitor and follow procedures to support those students whose attendance is 90% or below
  • Assist in the implementation of Sixth Form policies, notably policies on behaviour management, attendance, punctuality, and dress code
  • Respond to day-to-day issues arising with students which are likely to have an effect on learning as directed by the Head of Sixth Form
  • Support the Head of Sixth Form in implementing and managing positive behaviour and motivational strategies across the Sixth Form
  • Support students around work on destinations including UCAS, apprenticeship and employment applications
  • Supporting Year 12 students in looking for work experience
  • Help with the continued growth of the Sixth Form through promotional events

What the school offers its staff

  • Ongoing training, support and mentoring will be provided
  • Free access to Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free onsite Parking
  • Generous discount at the David Nieper Ltd factory shop

Further details about the role


  • To work on a 1:1 basis or with small workshop groups to help knowledge acquisition, recall, revision technique and exam skill
  • To support and mentor students with specific barriers to academic progress including attendance, punctuality, and mental health issues
  • To log mentoring sessions and set measurable targets with each student
  • To follow up each target set and support students in excelling with making outstanding academic progress
  • Plan and lead revision sessions
  • Support individual students in the completion of work set
  • Monitor and lead effective study periods
  • Oversee and coordinate the Sixth Form planned PSHE programme, including the use of external speakers, liaising with the PSHE coordinator.
  • Supervise and create a positive working atmosphere in the Sixth form study area and common room

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Body is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, so all staff appointments are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Candidates should indicate an acceptance of, and a commitment to, the Academy’s policies in relation to equality and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

It is an offence to apply for this role if an applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Please follow the below link to view the Christopher Nieper Education Trust Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy https://davidnieper.academy/about-us/academy-policies/

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About David Nieper Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
765 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Our Academy is sponsored by the Christopher Nieper Education Trust (previously David Nieper Education Trust), together with local employer partners, who are highly committed in supporting the development and achievements of our students. With a clearly defined approach to teaching, applied learning and brand-new purpose-built facilities, which opened in February 2017, we believe that this is a truly exciting time to join the academy. We are a growing academy now of 780 students 11-18 and will soon be at our full capacity of 850 students 11-18. This role is a new post due to our growing pupil numbers. Our September 2022 Ofsted Inspection graded the academy as ‘Good in all areas’, a fantastic improvement from the ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating when we took over the academy - and we endeavour to build on this as we grow and develop further. We are currently the only academy within the Trust however the Trust is likely to grow in the very near future with a number of other schools actively looking to join.

Arranging a visit to David Nieper Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mbarnes@davidnieper.academy.

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