Cover Supervisor (Teaching Assistant) - Term Time

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-4045-254S
  • Posted:16/05/2022
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:asap
  • App Close Date:24/08/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:asap


We are excited to be looking for two enthusiastic Cover Supervisors to join the team, starting as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in front of a classroom and will join a professional, enthusiastic and well-respected team of four.

The role of the Cover Supervisor is to supervise whole classes during short-term absence of teachers. They must ensure a safe and engaging working environment for classes whose teacher is absent in order for all students to be able to access and complete the work set by the member of teaching staff.

The post holder will be required to respond to pupil’s general questions but will not be expected to undertake any planning, preparation, delivery or assessment of pupils’ progress and/or development.  You will also be expected to manage the behaviour of the class, in accordance with the School’s behaviour policy. It will be essential to work with the students to ensure they are getting the most of out of the lesson and to facilitate their learning as much as possible.

When there are no lessons requiring cover, Cover Supervisors are expected to use their initiative to support teaching/learning throughout the school by undertaking tasks in various areas of the school, including but are not limited to:  lessons/Enrichment Activities, Registration, Library, PHSE Activities, School day trips, and Examination Invigilation.

The main site for TWGSB is in Tunbridge Wells. However, you may be required to work at other sites connected to TWGSB. 

Information about the school

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is an expanding and rapidly improving selective grammar school. It is undergoing a period of transformational change benefitting from a multi-million pound investment in Tunbridge Wells and a brand new building at our Sevenoaks campus, which opened in September 2021.

Staff will benefit from a positive working environment, with strong support for professional development and specialist teaching rooms. We aim for high standards and the pursuit of academic excellence, helping every student to reach their full potential through the development of skills, concepts and knowledge, within the framework of a caring community. Relationships between staff and students are based on trust, mutual respect and a determination to succeed.

Please note that we will only accept CV’s if they are accompanied by an application form, which can be found on our website: We shall review applications as we receive them.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys offers Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and other subject specialist training.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Clare Peck
  • Address:Tunbridge Wells Grammar School For Boys, St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9XB
  • Telephone: 01892 529551
  • Email:


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).