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Cover Supervisor - Term Time

Thamesview School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5407-473S
  • Posted:20/03/2023
  • Pay:KR7 points 21-25
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/03/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC



30.83 hours per week for 39 weeks per year

Thamesview Support Staff Pay Scale KR7 Points 21 - 25

£23,378 – £26,466 per annum

Pro rata to £16,829.82 - £19,052.87 pa


Are you someone who has a broad range of world knowledge? Would you like to work with teenagers, helping them develop their knowledge base? Are you considering a career in teaching but are not sure if the classroom is for you?


We are seeking to appoint staff who will join a team of Cover Supervisors to facilitate learning by KS3 to KS5 students in a safe and secure environment, providing in class cover for absent teaching staff.  The successful candidate will also undertake other non-teaching duties as directed during non-cover lessons including the provision of administrative support for specified projects and provide LSA support for SEN students within lessons.


The ideal applicant


  • have a wide range of interests
  • be enthusiastic about learning
  • will relate well to teenagers
  • must be confident to lead whole classes of app. 30 learners
  • will be able to liaise and communicate effectively with staff and students, becoming part of the school community.
  • needs to be proactive to engage with students, using materials left for classes
  • will develop their own resources to supplement teacher resources
  • will be familiar with the use of ICT resources and teacher resources
  • must have good attendance and punctuality record
  • will be interested in undertaking teacher training in the future


Thamesview is a school with high expectations, driving to improve all aspects of teaching and learning. It is an environment where staff can really make their mark and develop professionally. We are proud to deliver both academic and vocational qualifications, ensuring all our students have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


We are committed to providing high quality learning experiences for our children and supporting our staff through excellent CPD opportunities. We are looking for candidates with drive and wanting to progress quickly.


As a school, we can offer you:

  • A friendly place to work holding the Gold Kent and Medway Staff Wellbeing Award, where all members of staff are valued as people as well as professionals
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Team
  • Low staff turnover
  • Active support with your career development, with a sound record of trainee retention.



Further details and an application form can be obtained from our school website and any queries should be directed to the HR Manager by email at k.mcgowan@thamesview.kent.sch.uk or by telephoning 01474 566552 ext 1120.


Closing Date:        27th March 2023, at 9am

Interviews:           TBC


CVs without an application form will not be accepted.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students.

Appointment to this post will require an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the school

Thamesview School is a place where every member of school is encouraged to have the highest aspirations in their personal and academic lives. Our students are encouraged to become globally aware citizens who embrace high moral standards.

We place Teaching and Learning at the very core of everything we do and are committed to empowering students to become:

• aspirational • confident in learning • adaptable • creative • responsible

Our school emphasises the importance of core skills and the importance of the fundamental skills involved, particularly in English and maths, and in all other curriculum areas. Our rich curriculum enables each student to make progress on a pathway which is right for them. This means that the school offers both academic and vocational qualifications so that each individual is fully prepared to maintain strong habits of learning throughout their lives and to be fully prepared to participate in society as lifelong learners.

Thamesview School cares for its students so that everyone feels safe and is able to learn. Our ethos of care and respect permeates through every aspect of school life. Students are encouraged to act with integrity and honesty in every aspect of their lives and to ensure that they leave school with a tenacity to succeed and willingness to make positive contributions to our society.

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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 Education.