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Cover Supervisor (Full Time/Part Time) - Term Time

King Ethelbert School, Birchington

  • Ref:KCC886-4120-251S
  • Posted:12/06/2024
  • Pay:Grade 5 £22,595 per annum pro rata
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:01/07/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:tbc


Cover Supervisor

Salary: Grade 5 (8:30m to 3:30pm), term time only, £22,595 per annum, pro rata

Main responsibilities:

  • To supervise the students using the cover work left,  in accordance with the school policy.
  • To assist in preparing the learning environment and the materials used therein.
  • To assist with the management of student behaviour to ensure a constructive working environment.
  • To respond to students about the work that has been set.
  • To collect any work completed after the lesson and return it to an agreed person / place.
  • To leave the room in good order at the end of the lesson.
  • To supervise entry and departure of students in accordance with school policy.
  • To record attendance at lessons in accordance with school policy.
  • To collate a bank of supervision work in liaison with the relevant member of the teaching staff.
  • To supervise pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required.
  • To act as an examination invigilator, when required under the supervision of the examinations officer. 
  • To provide general clerical / administrative support for the school when not required elsewhere.
  • To report back as appropriate using the school’s agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class and any other issue arising.

Professional values and practice:

  • To contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the school.
  • To attend and participate in relevant meetings.
  • To assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson time including before and after school and at break times.
  • To deal with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities as may be required by the line manager or headteacher.
  • To participate in training and other learning activities and an annual performance review as required.


  • To follow school policies and procedures especially those relating to child protection and health and safety, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
  • Help to create a school culture where students feel safe and that they can approach any member of staff with problems or concerns.Identify students who are at risk of harm, and know how to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect.
  • All staff undertake regular safeguarding training and must be aware of the most up-to-date version of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. 

King Ethelbert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The post is subject to safeguarding checks including an Enhanced Disclosure application to

the Disclosure & Barring Service and in accordance with the requirements of Keeping

Children Safe in Education (2023), King Ethelbert School will undertake an online search via

searches & social media platforms of publicly available information concerning all short-

listed candidates.

How to Apply: Via the Kent Teach website, or the school website.

Information about the school

King Ethelbert has an inspiring ethos and a thoroughly motivated staff team.

The Trust began as a federation between King Ethelbert School and Dane Court Grammar School in 2009 and these two schools still share a governing body. Although officially an 11-16 school, through the federation with Dane Court it meant that we were able to start a Sixth Form in September 2011. We are part of the Coastal Academies Trust which is made up of a grammar school, three Thanet high schools and one primary school. All of these schools operate independently and have unique characteristics but good practice is shared helping to drive forward standards at every level: our mission is to make Thanet the centre for excellent education. King Ethelbert was the first school in the country and one of the first schools in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate Careers-Related Programme in the sixth form because it is the best post-16 educational offer in the world. We are a lead school for the IBCP and support 29 other schools in Kent as well as welcome visitors from across the world to see what the IBCP does for our students and how we can share good practice internationally as well as locally; it is very exciting and just what education should be about. The IBCP has values and qualities we want our students to have rather than constantly obsessing over results and this is very important to us. The King Ethelbert leadership team talk about education, the future, the purpose of education and how we want our young people to succeed. It is an open, tolerant, compassionate community and we will use education to transform the lives of our students as well as the economic and social fortunes of our deprived community. We are totally committed to working in collaboration with local schools as well as those in Kent, in the UK and across the world.

King Ethelbert is part of the East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA) and plays a massive part in developing teaching and learning in all national programmes from NQT to NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH.

In the context of Kent, King Ethelbert is one of the most popular non-selective schools in the county and is filled with first choice students and long waiting lists for each year group. We have a wide range of abilities studying with us including some students who have passed the Kent Test but want to be at their local school where they can be equally successful; such is our reputation.

King Ethelbert is located in the picturesque seaside town of Birchington which has some of the most stunning coastal views in the country. Housing is affordable and the area benefits from a warm and sunny climate.

King Ethelbert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is, therefore, subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service application.

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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.