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Cover Supervisor - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Bradstow School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC212-7077-17S
  • Posted:29/11/2021
  • Pay:£28,224 - £30,004 p/a including SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:15/12/2021 at 16:00
  • Interviews:January 2022



£28,224 - £30,004 per annum including SEN Allowance + £1,200 per annum if holds HLTA (Actual 41 week salary)

Permanent position

38.5 hours per week, 41 weeks per year

As part of the 41 weeks, the post holder will be required to commit to two weeks Short Term break care work during school holidays.

 Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland in Broadstairs, Kent. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behaviours that may be challenging using a Gentle Teaching approach and engaging in reflective practice. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management and Children’s Rights. We have been awarded the Gold standard for the Investors in People accreditation and can offer a vibrant, life-long career.

The aim of this post is to lead and manage the class in the absence of the teacher, directing the implementation of schedules and support plans for the young people, and designing and implementing daily programmes and schedules.

 In the short term absence of a teacher, you will, on a regular basis, supervise whole classes, ensuring colleagues deliver pre-set work and behavioural support plans safely and effectively.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

We offer a generous salary and benefits including:

  • Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Rewards High Street Discount Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Investors In People Gold Accredited employer
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Thorough induction process
  • Strong health and well-being focus
  • Free meals with our young people

The selection process for this post will comprise of an interview and short literacy test.

Please note that safeguarding of our young people is our number one priority at Bradstow, therefore all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and thorough pre-employment checks.

To apply please see our website for details. Please note we do not accept CVs and ask all applicants to complete an application form which can be downloaded from our website and emailed or posted to us.

Closing date: 15th December 2021 at 4pm

Interviews: January 2022

We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Bradstow is a residential special school registered as a childrens' home in Broadstairs, Kent. It is maintained by the London Borough of Wandsworth for children and young people with severe intellectual disabilities who are on the autistic spectrum continuum. Many of our children and young people have associated communication difficulties and emotional/behavioural challenges associated with their disabilities and medical needs.

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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).