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Cover Supervisor Teaching/Child Support - Term Time

Dartford Grammar School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-5406-398S
  • Posted:19/02/2024
  • Pay:DGS 5 £18,547-£19,448pro rata (£22,595-£23,693fte)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:11/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC




Term Time + INSET DAYS 35 hours per week

DGS 5 £18,547 - £19,448 pro rata (£22,595 - £23,693 fte)

Start: As soon as possible


We require an enthusiastic, experienced and committed Cover Supervisor to join the busy Cover team at our 'Outstanding' school. The position is term-time.


We are keen to hear from you if you:


  • Can follow procedures and protocols thoroughly and methodically;
  • Are able to work as part of a team and under pressure;
  • Have an enthusiasm for working in an educational environment;
  • Possess excellent communication and presentation skills.


You will need excellent customer service skills and be able to relate well to both staff and students. This is a fantastic opportunity to implement and develop your skills within a friendly team.


For further details and an application form, please contact the HR Manager, Mrs M Bexley:

Telephone: 01322 223039 Ext 146; Email: mbexley@dartfordgrammarschool.org.uk


Please apply by letter with a completed application form to the Headmaster, Mr J C Metcalf, Dartford Grammar School, West Hill, Dartford, Kent DA1 2HW. 


Start date:  As soon as possible

Closing date: 11 March 2024

Interviews: TBC

(The school may interview early in the case of an exceptional candidate)

Information about the school

Dartford Grammar School is a selective academy for boys, admitting girls to its sixth form. There are six forms of entry in each year group and all of the students joining the school are from the top 25% of the ability range. The students come from Dartford, neighbouring towns and villages, and nearby London boroughs. The current roll is 1,516 including 598 in the sixth form.

Ofsted Inspections The school has been identified five times by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector as one of England’s most successful schools, showing a sustained period of outstanding achievement.

Extra-Curricular Programme The school is exceptionally rich in extra-curricular activities. It offers 16 sports and competes with others in at least eight of them each year. Teams regularly gain county, regional and national success, and many students gain representative honours at one or more of these levels. The school achieves high standards in music, and has an orchestra, wind band, choir, chamber choir and many other ensembles. Drama productions are frequent.

The Performing Arts Faculty benefits from the facilities of the Mick Jagger Performing Arts Centre. There are many other clubs and societies, with debating always a popular activity. The school’s impressive programme of community service is regarded as a particular strength. The school benefits from many close links with Europe, China and Japan. There are regular overseas cultural and sports trips, and other international visits.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a notable strength: nearly all students in Year 10 complete the Bronze Award, with a majority going on to Silver. Gold Award expeditions take place in both the UK and overseas, while the school has also offered international trips via Operation Wallacea.

What the School Offers Teachers The school provides its staff with the experience of teaching able and well-motivated students in an environment with high expectations of behaviour and well-developed systems of teacher-support. The school has a national reputation for the quality of its programme of professional development. The programme includes much that falls within specific subject areas. Staff well-being is a priority in the school, and staff social occasions, staff football and staff tai-chi are all popular, as is our weekly staff breakfast on a Friday morning!

The school is committed to participation in initial teacher training. Other aspects include a course for Early Career Teachers, preparation for middle management, development of existing middle managers and preparation for senior management. While the school’s extensive programme of overseas visits give many staff international experience, the school ensures that its staff development has a further international dimension, for example in IB courses. Staff members have access to the school’s excellent facilities for sport and the performing arts.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 291426


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 Education.