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Cover Supervisor Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

Spires Academy, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6911-257S
  • Posted:02/09/2019
  • Pay:Academy Band 5 - £15783 - £16978
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:13/09/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We seek to recruit a Cover Supervisor to supervise whole classes in the absence of a teacher, responding to questions, assisting pupils to undertake set activities and managing the behaviour of those pupils. The role will also include other duties inside and outside of the classroom where appropriate

The position is Term Time Only and is for 37 hours per week

Core responsibilities will involve:

  • To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of the teacher. The main focus of such cover will be to respond to questions, assist pupils to undertake set activities and stay on task and manage the behaviour
  • Working under the guidance of teachers and / or members of the school Leadership team and within an agreed system of supervision.
  • To support individuals and groups of pupils to enable access to learning. This could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with students, whilst treating them with respect and consideration
  • Helping to promote independent learning

About You

Applicants will have successful previous experience of working with young people. A strong desire and a genuine commitment to improving young people’s educational experience are essential and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of young people. You will be educated to at least GCSE level (or equivalent) in literacy and numeracy and be willing to undertake any necessary training or qualifications relevant to the position.

Spires Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and expects all our staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and any offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references.


Information about the school

About Us

At Spires Academy we offer a distinctive small school environment where each individual is well known, listened to and encouraged to be the best they can be. Serving just over 650 students enables us to maintain an inclusive and nurturing community atmosphere, where staff work with students to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge needed to reach their full potential.

This is an incredibly exciting time for Spires Academy, we are an expanding school with more students than ever before choosing Spires Academy.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Annette Kelly
  • Address:Bredlands Lane, Sturry, Kent, CT2 0HD
  • Telephone: 01227 710392
  • Email: glees@e21c.co.uk
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.