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Cover Manager - Term Time

Spires Academy, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6911-497S
  • Posted:10/05/2023
  • Pay:(NJC 6 Point 16) Prorated £22,882 - £24,618
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:05/06/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:June 2023


  • Actively promote and develop the ethos of the School
  • To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of the teacher. The main focus of such cover will be to respond to questions, assist pupils to undertake set activities and stay on task and manage the behaviour.
  • Working under the guidance of teachers and / or members of the school Leadership Team and within an agreed system of supervision.
  • To support individuals and groups of pupils to enable access to learning. This could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with students, whilst treating them with respect and consideration
  • To co-ordinate the cover arrangements, receiving all phone calls/messages from staff and allocating cover accordingly.
  • Booking outside Agency for cover requirements, when required
  • Keeping pre-booked absences up to date on the spreadsheet, communicating with staff when absences have been approved
  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you
  • come into contact.
  • To carry out other duties reasonably deemed to be within the responsibility as requested by the Principal.
  • The role will also include other duties inside and outside of the classroom where appropriate


Information about the school


Spires Academy offers a distinctive small school environment and is justly proud of its reputation as a place where each individual is well known, listened to and encouraged to be the best they can be.

We work hard to provide a safe and happy environment within which every student can grow and achieve personal, social and academic success. We believe that Spires Academy makes a difference in the life chances of our students and that we can nurture confident young people who will play an active and constructive part in the community they live.

We are proud of our inclusive approach and strive to ensure that learning is enjoyable and seen as a lifelong process.

Spires Academy is part of the Education for the 21st Century Trust. The mission of E21C is to enhance the lives of children and young people by equipping them with the knowledge, personal skills and qualifications to become highly employable citizens, who can lead communities.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Gemma Lees
  • Address:Bredlands Lane, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0HD
  • Telephone: 01227710392
  • Email: glees@spires.e21c.co.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.