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Staff Cover Coordinator - Term Time

The North School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4246-609S
  • Posted:10/05/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 4
  • Start Date:Jun 2019
  • App Close Date:20/05/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed



Kent Range 4 : £17,498.00 - £18,611 per annum pro-rata

 37hrs per week : 7.30am – 3.30pm  (term time only plus 5 additional days)

The North School is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Staff Cover Co-ordinator to manage the day to day absence records and cover arrangements in relation to teaching staff. 

The successful applicant will be required to carry out the following tasks including, but not restricted to:

  • Record staff absence onto SIMS and arrange relevant cover on the day with supply agencies/internal cover supervisors.
  • Produce daily cover sheet at the beginning of the day, updated as required throughout the day and passed to relevant areas and members of staff.
  • Complete all necessary administration in relation to cover, including overseeing of signing off timesheets from agencies.
  • Ensure safeguarding requirements and other relevant regulations are in place and adhered to in relation to supply staff, including the completion and recording of necessary checks.
  • Oversee the workload of the cover supervisors, including their induction and training.
  • Meeting supply staff and to induct and brief them each morning as appropriate.
  • Oversee the collecting and collating of cover work.
  • Provide administrative support for teaching and learning.
  • Provided administrative support for school trips and extracurricular events.

Applicants should also have a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and knowledge of SIMS would be a benefit but not essential. You must be competent in the use of internet and email and be able to deal with face to face communications with confidence and tact.

You need to have the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently across a wide spectrum of people. You will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and have the aptitude and initiative to solve problems and plan your work load.

Further details about the school can be found on our website www.north.kent.sch.uk.

Information about the school

We are proud that The North School is a happy and improving school where students and teachers enjoy learning together. An experienced team of colleagues provide all students with the best possible opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our teachers encourage all students to develop their resilience and independence.

Our students are expected to treat each other and staff with care, courtesy and consideration. They are taught to always try their very best at whatever they do and to value the progress they make as individuals. We value a community approach to education to ensure that there is a broad range of expertise within the school. This enables our students to be supported in all areas, so that they may strive to reach their full potential in school and in their future lives.

At The North School we recognise that the students are at the centre of the learning experience and that they all come with different needs and abilities, not to mention interests and strengths. Therefore, we continually review the curriculum diet available; to ensure that it best reflects the national picture and the needs of the students. This enables us to make the learning experience as skills based as possible with a broad range of subjects and an emphasis on personal achievement.

Working in partnerships with parents and the local community is important to us. Collaboration with parents to ensure that every student in our care reaches their full potential is highly valued. We encourage all parents to get involved in the life of the school. The well-established Parents’ Forum offers an excellent opportunity to influence the developments at The North School.

Our classroom practice and academic achievement is supported by a wide range of facilities that include a Basketball Academy, excellent sports facilities and clubs, a climbing wall and even a full working farm that has achieved great success at the Kent Show.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Jo Manning, Personnel & Recruitment Manager
  • Address:The North School, Essella Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AL
  • Telephone: (01233) 614600
  • Email: recruitment@north.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01233 612906


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.