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Cover Supervisor - Full-time

Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-4046-780S
  • Posted:14/05/2024
  • Pay:KR5 £20,861.91 - £21,696.74
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/05/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:7 June 2024


Cover Supervisors are an essential part of any team within the school. They both cover lessons at short notice and from time-to-time take on longer cover assignments. They have to confidently carry out lessons which cover the entire curriculum, from English to Science and Music to DT. Cover Supervisors need to be able to work closely with the Heads of Departments, who must ensure that the Cover Supervisor has sufficient information to deliver the lesson and make the experience meaningful for the students.

The role of the Cover Supervisor involves the supervision of pupils in learning activities, ensuring that the learning objectives set by the teacher are achieved and that good behaviour by the students is maintained throughout lessons. Appropriate records are to be maintained as required; enabling accurate feedback to be given to the teachers and pupils on the conduct of the lessons. Cover Supervisors provide support for the Student Services and Administration teams when they are not covering lessons.

The role of the team is to provide professional and effective support for teaching within any curriculum area. The aim is to enable the delivery of quality lessons within a safe environment so that students’ learning is improved.

Support-staff in schools make a strong contribution to students’ learning and achievement. Cover Supervisors provide support within any curriculum area to benefit student learning and teacher efficiency. To keep abreast of developments in your key areas, to think creatively and constructively to ensure that the job is done in the most effective and time efficient way. 


Application Closing Date: Friday 31 May 2024

Shortlist Interview Date: Friday 7 June 2024


Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process. 


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. As this role involves 'regulated activity' with children the successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure application. Employment will be conditional upon the College being satisfied with the result of the Enhanced DBS check and the outcome of all other checks. 

The School will also carry out a check of the Children's Barred List on the successful applicant. Applicants should be aware that it is unlawful for the School to employ anyone to work with children if they are barred from doing so, and it is a criminal offence for a person to apply to work with children if they are barred from doing so. 

This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask shortlisted applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. 

Information about the school

Weald of Kent is a selective Girls’ Grammar School for 11-18 year olds with a roll of approximately 2000 students including our co-educational Sixth Form. The school is one of the highest performing schools in the country. We aspire to excel at everything we do. Owing to our continued success were thrilled to have been given permission by the Secretary of State to expand and mirror what we deliver at our Tonbridge campus in a campus at Sevenoaks, which opened in September 2017. In addition to the exciting new facilities, we have also invested in our Tonbridge campus which now has a state of the art Sports Hall and university style Sixth Form Study Centre. A new science block and new English classrooms have been built this year. Both campuses are situated in beautiful rural settings with far reaching views across the Garden of England with excellent transport links.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2JP
  • Telephone: 01732373500
  • Email: hr@wealdgs.org

Fax: 01732373500


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.