51 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible after successful interview

  • Closing date

    13 September 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Working pattern

Full time: 5 days per week, full time, term time only 8.30 am – 3.45 pm – Monday to Friday, 1 INSET day in September

Contract type


Pay scale

Point 12 – 14 actual salary: £22,700.28 - £23,484.71

What skills and experience we're looking for

JOB PURPOSE: To coach two sports teams each week to a high standard and to oversee success at fixtures with local schools. To supervise whole classes during any absence of the class teacher as directed by the cover manager or senior teacher in charge of cover. Class cover will involve implementing work programmes, managing pupil behaviour and assisting pupils in the relevant activities in line with the school’s policies and procedures.


ÞArrange and oversee practices after school for two sports clubs each week.

ÞCoach teams to a high standard and achieve success for the school teams.

ÞArrange and oversee fixtures with other schools

ÞOversee the team at away fixtures.

ÞRemain present in the classroom for the full duration of the lesson.

ÞSupervise work that has been set in accordance with school policy.

ÞTake a register of the class and read out any notices as necessary.

ÞManage the behaviour of the pupils whilst they are undertaking work to ensure a constructive environment and promote positive behaviour.

ÞRespond to any questions from the pupils about process and procedure.

ÞWhere possible, assist the pupils with any difficulties they have with the set work (although thorough subject knowledge in all areas is not expected).

ÞDeal with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures.

ÞInform pupils of the set homework and ensure that pupils record the homework accurately in their planners.

ÞMaintain a good learning environment.

ÞCollect any completed work after the lesson and returning it to the appropriate teacher.

ÞReport back as appropriate using the school’s agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the lesson and on any issues arising.

ÞWhere a GITEP or trainee teacher is taking the lesson, remain in the room to support and assist with behaviour management as required.

For cover of long-term absences, any support in setting work or marking of pupils work (particularly in subjects where the cover supervisor has expertise), while not compulsory, would be very appreciated by the school.

The job description sets out the main duties of the post. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

Person Specification

The successful candidate should have:

1.the ability to coach a sports team to a high standard in at least two sports (summer and winter).

2.a good classroom manner and be confident in delivering lessons.

3.good communication skills, with pupils and other staff.

4.previous teaching experience or experience of working in a school with groups of children.

Please see the Applicant Pack for further information including a Job Description on the Balcarras Trust website www.thebalcarrastrust.co.uk

What the school offers its staff

It is a very exciting and rewarding time to be working at Balcarras. Our latest GCSE grades were extraordinary and put us in the Top 10 comprehensive schools in the country in the Daily Telegraph tables. It is this commitment to the highest academic standards whilst at the same time being a caring and stimulating environment that makes Balcarras feel different from anywhere else.

What is the surrounding area like? Members of staff moving into the area to join Balcarras have a wide variety of locations from which to choose. There are the large urban areas of Cheltenham and Gloucester together with the many modern housing developments clustered around them, the older market towns such as Cirencester and the smaller villages and hamlets of the Cotswolds. Within a short distance of the school it is possible to find both the facilities of a thriving urban area and the tranquility of unspoiled countryside. Balcarras occupies an attractive site at the very edge of Charlton Kings. The woods and fields of the Cotswold escarpment rise up to the east and south east, while in other directions there is housing surrounding the old village centre.

Commitment to safeguarding

Balcarras School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role will involve regulated activity with children. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Please also read the Recruitment Selection and Disclosure Policy within “How to apply” which includes our policy on recruiting ex-offenders. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of two satisfactory references.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to jobs@balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk

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About Balcarras School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1422 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01242 515881

Balcarras School is an outstanding secondary school on the outskirts of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Arranging a visit to Balcarras School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ksa@balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk.

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