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Cover Supervisor - Fixed Term

Rye College , Rye

  • Ref:KCC845-4008-78T
  • Posted:19/02/2024
  • Pay:UQ3-UQ4
  • Start Date:as soon as available
  • App Close Date:12/03/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:week commencing 12th March 2024


Rye College is seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor on a one-year fixed term contract. This is a new position created with the aim of increasing the quality of cover lessons and supporting our teaching staff by adding capacity to the school. We are driven by a pursuit of high academic standards regardless of background and a desire for all students to experience an exceptional education. 

This role would suit perfectly a somebody that holds a degree and is interested in the teaching profession, or wishes to learn more about teaching before committing to further education. Success throughout the fixed term contract could lead to a fully paid route into becoming a qualified teacher (or to a permanent Cover Supervisor position). This position will be paid all-year on the Unqualified Teacher salary range, meaning the successful candidate will be fully paid throughout all school holidays.

We welcome applicants with or without experience working in schools, and full training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be interested in teaching and willing to learn a new role;
  • Understand the importance of community within a small secondary school;
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic and open to innovation;
  • Possess effective communication skills and be emotionally intelligent;
  • Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace;
  • Be committed to extra-curricular activities including lunch time activities;
  • Be committed to continuing professional learning;
  • Be able to show confidence when managing behaviour;
  • Have integrity, optimism and a good sense of humour;
  • Hold a good honours degree.

In return, we offer:

  • A happy community committed to the professional development of all colleagues;
  • A distinctive local context ensuring we place inclusivity at the heart of all we do;
  • A motivated leadership team leading rapid improvement to the students’ life chances;
  • The opportunity to progress your career directly into being a qualified Teacher, without paying to train;
  • A college in which the students are enthusiastic, engaging and thoughtful;
  • 13 weeks ‘off-site’ time during school holidays;
  • 6% employer pension contributions.

We would be pleased to welcome you for an informal visit to our school prior to application.

Rye College is committed to safeguarding the young people in our care and we expect all our staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Dear applicant,

On behalf of our students, colleagues and trustees, I would like to thank you for your interest in a position at Rye College and Community Primary School. I hope you find the application pack both helpful and informative.

There is a long tradition of education in Rye that goes back to the foundation of the Grammar School in 1636. We are proud to be a significant chapter in the ongoing story of nearly four hundred years of learning in this ancient town.

There is significant transformational change to improve the standard of education and facilities at Rye College and Community Primary School – ideal for ambitious and talented individuals to truly make a difference and build upon our most recent OfSTED good grading. Having seen an impressive rise in progress and attainment outcomes over the last few years, we continue to focus on delivering academic excellence with a commitment to high-quality pedagogy and teacher training. At present, we are focused on instilling a sense of responsibility in all our students – a sense of ownership of their learning, of their schools, of their actions and of the consequences. In today’s complex world, children need both the knowledge and skills to compete in a global market place but also need a sense of their humanity – the ability to respect, to empathise and to be caring and compassionate people.

We are looking to recruit an experienced individual to our associate team who wants to raise standards and continue our transformational journey through the creation of a vibrant and innovative environment. Central to this is an ability to work in partnership with our families and other professionals to continue our mission to build amazing schools that deliver excellence for every one of our young people.

In your application, please outline why you would like to join us, how you meet the person specification and what might make you irresistible. We value honesty.

I look forward receiving your completed application.

With thanks,

Dominic Downes Headteacher

Job Contact Information


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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.