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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 12:57pm

  • Date listed

    1 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 4 SCP 7 (£24,294) – SCP 11 (£25,979), pro rota (dependant on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Ideal Candidate would

  • have experience in a school environment
  • be flexible and adaptable
  • have the ability to work calmly under pressure
  • have experience of working with young people
  • GCSE or equivalent English and Mathematics
  • degree (or equivalent) is desirable
  • knowledge of SIMS packages or willingness to learn
  • have excellent communication skills and good written communication
  • have good organisational skills and be able to prioritise workload
  • teaching experience would be an advantage

Person Specification

  • Enthusiasm to work with young people
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Sense of responsibility and integrity
  • Be able to work independently, but also as part of a team
  • A positive attitude, patience, resilience and determination to help our students
  • Tact and diplomacy

What the school offers its staff

  • Staff Wellbeing: mental health first aiders on site, regular staff events, active staff voice
  • Access to our 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme hotline for confidential advice and support on any subject
  • A supportive staff body
  • Caring and nurturing environment
  • A place where you can really make a difference
  • A diverse student body with individual needs
  • Rewarding working environment
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free flu vaccination and eye care
  • Free parking and access to excellent transport links

Further details about the role

Are you a qualified teacher looking for more experience?

Are you considering a career in teaching?

Or are you someone that enjoys working with young people and wants to make a difference to their outcomes?

We have a vacancy for a Study Support Leader whose main role will be to supervise classes in the absence of a teacher and to support the administrative function of the school. The post also includes participation in examination invigilation, accompanying staff on school trips and supporting our fantastic school Library.

The cover supervision element of the role does not include teaching, rather instructing students as appropriate using work left by the teacher. GCSE Maths and English, at least to a Grade C or above are essential. The successful candidate needs to be someone who is well-organised, self-confident, has a lively personality and can employ good common sense. You need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a flexible and adaptable approach to work. The school will consider part time/job share hours for suitable candidates.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • To supervise classes in the absence of their teacher
  • To register and record student attendance in lessons
  • To ensure a calm and purposeful atmosphere for working in classrooms
  • To manage resources effectively and ensure classrooms are left tidy and ready for the next lesson
  • To follow school systems and procedures on behaviour management
  • To liaise with subject teachers about cover work
  • To maintain a bank of resource material for all year groups for cover purposes
  • To support the whole school drive to promote literacy
  • To undertake any other duties that reasonably fall within the remit of the post, which may be allocated after consultation with the postholder

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 The Bulmershe School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1436 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0118 9353353

The Bulmershe School is a heavily oversubscribed school which sits at the heart of the Woodley community. We are a mixed, Corvus Learning Trust Academy school of nearly 1,500 students aged between 11 and 18, who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Our vibrant and inclusive school strives for students to be happy, self-confident and aspirational learners and thinkers. We take enormous pride in our caring reputation and anyone who joins our team should be committed to achieving high levels of responsibility, mutual respect and resilience within the safe and nurturing environment of our school community.

Arranging a visit to The Bulmershe School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vbagley@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk.

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