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Cover Supervisor - Term Time

Oakwood Park Grammar School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5422-197S
  • Posted:11/01/2023
  • Pay:Oakwood Scheme
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:10/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:February 2023


We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to start as soon as possible.  Our ideal candidate is a conscientious and hardworking team player, who has excellent interpersonal skills and relates well to young people.

You will be responsible for the supervision of classes in the absence of a teacher and are expected to insist upon the highest standards of behaviour for learning and maintain a purposeful working environment for our students, in order that they complete all set tasks thoroughly.

You will need to be very flexible and adaptable, with good time management skills, as the role will require you to fulfil a variety of duties, including lesson and registration cover, exam invigilation and assisting with administration tasks when cover is not required.

The post is for 35 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks per year) with a salary in the Oakwood Range Band 6 (pro rata’d salary between £17, 359 and £18,522).

For further details and an application form telephone 01622 726683 or email office@opgs.org.  Applications with a covering letter should be received by the closing date of 10th February 2023.

Oakwood Park Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with former employers and Enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Oakwood Park Grammar School is a five-form entry (usually 160 in each year) Boys’ Grammar School of currently 1095 students. We have a co-educational Sixth Form of 311 students. Entry at 11 to the school is through the Kent Test (11+) where students sit three papers in Mathematics, English and Reasoning.

We have been on the site since 1959 and we share an attractive campus with two schools (St Augustine Academy and St Simon Stock) and a college of Further Education (Mid-Kent College). This gives the site a unique feel with over four thousand students.

Our teaching and support staff are dedicated and hardworking and very loyal to the school.

Oakwood Park Grammar School has a wealth of extra-curricular activities for its students. Sport is very strong with national success in football, alongside rugby, cricket, basketball and athletics. We also cater for rowing, fencing, table tennis and climbing. Music and Drama are also popular with an annual production. We also have other extra-curricular activities such as robotics, debating and chess.

Academic standards are high at both GCSE and A Level. In the Sixth Form, on average, well over half of our students who apply to universities will secure offers from prestigious Russell Group universities and we regularly send students to Oxbridge colleges.

In 2019 we were graded Good overall by Ofsted but did achieve Outstanding for our Behaviour and our Sixth Form provision.

We are a welcoming, open school with a clear focus on developing staff, with teaching and learning at the heart of our professional development.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs J Nichol
  • Address:Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8AH
  • Telephone: (01622) 726683
  • Email: jnichol@opgs.org


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