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Cover Supervisor - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale School Rochester, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC887-6006-87S
  • Posted:21/02/2024
  • Pay:£21,786
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:08/03/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Ripplevale School and College is seeking to appoint a cover supervisor who will make a positive impact to our students’ learning. This role is on a term time only contract and the salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

Main responsibilities include:

  • To undertake whole class supervision in the absence of the class teacher, setting work previously prepared by the teacher
  • To develop curricular knowledge as required by the school
  • To apply the school’s Behaviour Policy
  • To set homework previously prepared by the teacher


You will be required to cover all subjects as a floating teacher. We are seeking strong candidates with experience of an SEN provision. You will be an enthusiastic individual who is able to use your own initiative whilst also being able to relate well and establish a rapport with young people. You will need to be flexible and able to work constructively in a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities.

For further details and responsibilities of what the role entails please download the job description. This is a great role for those who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching in coming years.

Information about the school

The school is set in an historic Medway town and enjoys the outstanding community facilities and links that the towns of Chatham and Rochester have to offer.

Ripplevale provides a holistic child centred approach to education underpinned by our team of 98 Teachers, Teaching assistants, Administrators and Therapists, all working in a caring and nurturing environment, with a common belief that all students have the opportunity to make progress and experience success everyday, in a safe, caring, nurturing and secure environment.

Our site boasts well-resourced classrooms, small class sizes, music and drama facilities, Science labs, Therapy rooms, amazing vocational teaching areas such as our hair and beauty studios, a coffee shop, catering kitchens, as well as numerous areas for children to have fun and enjoy social times. Staff are both welcoming and friendly at this independent school and there is a collaborative approach where resources and best practices are shared.

Ripplevale School Rochester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants. Ripplevale School Rochester is required to conduct social media searches about you as part of their shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

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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.