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Cover Supervisor - Full-time

Marden Primary Academy, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2183-112S
  • Posted:08/02/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £16,609 per annum
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:20/02/2023 at 14:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Marden Primary Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Cover Supervisor to join our highly collaborative and supportive team, covering PPA and Leadership release time for our teachers. Our teaching support team is pivotal to our success in the classroom and the Cover Supervisor will strengthen the team even further with their knowledge, experience and additional support that they can provide our teaching staff with. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who already have a relevant qualification and experience in this capacity.

Our successful applicant will work under the guidance of the Principal and teaching staff in collaboration to plan and deliver high quality, challenging and motivating learning experiences. They will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and students alike, be able to work as part of a team and will be reliable and excellent communicators. A Level 3 qualification in childcare, or a subject specialism is highly desirable. EYFS/Key stage 1/Key Stage 2 experience is essential for this opportunity.  However, if the candidate has limited experience in a phase additional training can be given as appropriate.  

If successful, you would be part of an organisation that enjoys a great reputation in the area and one that will develop your career; we have a fantastic track record and there are numerous opportunities for professional development.​​​​​​​

Our successful candidate will be​​​​​​​

  • Dedicated to the job, prioritising the needs of the children in their care​​​​​​​
  • Experienced in working with primary aged children and the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable
  • Resilient and solution-focused​​​​​​​
  • Committed to working as part of a team​​​​​​​ but also c​​​​​apable of working independently
  • Able to motivate and support pupils to achieve their predicted outcomes
  • Able to work with whole classes, small groups of pupils and individual pupils
  • Able to demonstrate experience with interventions and learning support
  • Ideally have a Level 3 NVQ or equivalent and have experience of working within a primary school across all phases
  • Possess a passion to see  all children achieve their best
  • Nurturing  and have a deep regard for children

This is permanent opportunity offering an actual salary of £16,609 per annum, based on 31.25 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset. We would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Information about the school

Working at Marden Primary Academy: Marden joined Leigh Academies Trust in September 2020. The academy serves the beautiful village community of Marden in Kent and has 40 pupils in each year group. Significant proposed housing development in the local area means that there is genuine potential for future expansion.

Marden’s children are its biggest asset and they need leaders with grit, determination and passion to help provide them with a positive future. We are looking for a very special person as only the best will do for the children of Marden.

Our successful candidate will be talented and a highly motivated leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential.​​​​​​​

Ethos: At Marden Primary Academy, we believe every child deserves the right to a nurturing and caring community, whose shared vision is ambitious and uncompromising. With an internationally-minded approach, we collectively challenge ourselves and one another, showing both support and resilience to continuously improve and achieve, in learning and in life.

Values: - Ready - Respect - Safe

We were awarded a 'Good' rating by Ofsted in 219 - 'Marden Primary is a calm, friendly school with a positive atmosphere. Pupils are happy and enjoy their lessons. They work hard and want to learn new things. Pupils are proud of the special experiences that the school offers. These include the chance to care for rabbits and guinea pigs. Pupils also benefit from the quiet and beautiful ‘secret garden’ in the school’s grounds.'

"We are a rural school in the heart of the community of Marden serving the village and the surrounding area. Marden is a school that welcomes everyone, with a family atmosphere and a desire to help every child do their very best. We do this through inspirational teaching with a range of exciting learning opportunities; a nurturing culture where all children feel they belong; and through working in close partnership with parents and carers." - Principal Niall Dosad

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 832058


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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.