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Cover Supervisor - Term Time

St Simon Stock Catholic School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5432-137S
  • Posted:22/02/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 04 March 2024


We wish to appoint a Cover Supervisor to join our friendly and dedicated team.  The job involves supervising work that has been set for short-term absences using material supplied.  Other duties may involve supervising private study, assisting teachers in the classroom, and in other areas of the school as directed by the Assistant Headteacher who oversees cover or by the Headteacher.  Full training will be provided to the successful candidate. This is also an ideal opportunity for potential teaching candidates to gain experience before making a training application.  We are looking for a proactive, confident and reliable candidate with excellent organisational and communication skills. 

St Simon Stock Catholic School students love to gain new knowledge and skills and all our teachers relish the opportunity to deliver challenging, engaging and interesting lessons, with high expectations of behaviour. Opportunities for excellent Continued Professional Development and staff well-being are at the forefront of our commitment to all staff at St Simon Stock Catholic School.

Benefits of working at St Simon Stock Catholic School:

  • A friendly, supportive and caring working environment for staff and students, where we ‘Work with Love’
  • Excellent behaviour where students are expected to be ‘Ready, Responsible and Respectful’
  • A research-informed approach to curriculum design and assessment
  • Fully planned and resourced schemes of work for KS3 and 4
  • Dedicated and bespoke CPD time for all staff each term
  • Opportunities to complete external qualifications
  • Kent Rewards Scheme
  • Access to Employment Assistance Programme

For ease of application, we are also happy to accept applications directly via Kent Teach: please use Apply Now button.

If you wish to visit the school before applying or require any support with your application, please contact hr@ssscs.co.uk.  

Closing date for applications:  4 March 2024

Interviews: week commencing 4 March 2024

All applicants need to have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for the role.

This vacancy may close before the specified closing date depending on the volume of suitable applicants.


Information about the school

St Simon Stock Catholic School is a Catholic secondary school located in Maidstone, Kent and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP). This multi-academy trust (MAT), established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent, currently comprises of 26 academies (21 primary and 5 secondary schools).

St Simon Stock is an over-subscribed, co-educational, high achieving school with a long tradition of academic success. We have over 1100 students on roll, including over 200 in Sixth Form and a staff of almost 100.

We value all our students equally and welcome the wide variety of cultures and experiences they bring to our school.

By modelling exemplary behaviour towards each other, carrying out service to others in school, at home and in the wider community, students develop a strong work ethic and sense of personal achievement helping them to take their place in the wider world.

Our students are a credit to the values of our school, and all visitors to our school comment positively on the excellent standards of behaviour, courtesy and good nature of the students they encounter whilst spending time here at St Simon Stock Catholic School.

We are rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider and in our last denominational inspection we were graded as Outstanding.

Our Offer: We create an environment where our staff can thrive and enjoy the work that they do which enables our young people to flourish, gain confidence, achieve and be happy. We have a reputation for fostering a very caring environment and a great record for investing in staff training and development.

All applicants need to have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for these roles.

St Simon Stock Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Susan Smith - HR Hub
  • Address:Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0JP
  • Telephone: 01622 754551 x 1148
  • Email: hr@ssscs.co.uk

Fax: (01622) 691439


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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.