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Cover Lead - Full-time

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-4045-260S
  • Posted:13/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 7
  • Start Date:asap
  • App Close Date:31/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:asap


We are looking to appoint a Cover Lead to join our well-respected and lively Support Team in supporting the management and organisation of scheduled and unscheduled absence of staff within TWGSB.


Overall Responsibility: 

  • Managing and organising cover for absent staff both teaching and non-teaching.
  • Supervise whole classes during short-term absence of teachers.
  • The line management of all cover supervisors including their induction, training and appraisal.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young people with regard to the area child protection procedures.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised with a high attention to detail, a co-operative team player, proactive and able to plan their work effectively over the exams cycle of the year.

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

  • Contract: Permanent; term-time only plus five inset days (39 weeks per year) and up to five days in August (additional days paid on claim)
  • Hours: Full time, 37 hours a week                                                          
  • Salary: Kent Range 7 (FTE: £23,378–26,466, actual salary for working 39 weeks per year £20,196.82–22,864.62)
  • Responsible to: Senior Leadership Team

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: https://www.twgsb.org.uk/187/vacancies 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: cpeck@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.