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DBS1051/21 Cover Supervisor - Longbenton High School

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/09/2021 10:00
£16,933.45 - £17,930.12 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
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Employment Location:
Longbenton High School, Hailsham Avenue, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8ER.
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Job details 

Closing date:
16 Sep

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This job is closed for applications.

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Cover Supervisor
Grade 5 Pt 7 – Pt 9
£20,092 - £20,903 pro rata
(£16,933.45 - £17,930.12 pa Actual salary)

37 Hours per week, term-time only (193 Days)
Applications from candidates who would prefer reduced weekly hours will be considered

Permanent position

Required as soon as possible

Longbenton is a high performing, successful 11-18 school and we are looking to appoint a highly skilled and confident person to join us as soon as possible. The main aspect of the role will be covering classes during short term absence of teachers. In addition, the postholder will support students in lessons, accompany students to educational visits and help out with a wide range of extra-curricular activities. You will need to be good-humoured, resilient and enjoy working with young people aged 11-16.

Cover supervisors often use this experience in order to go on to train to teach, or to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, and they use their experience here as a means of developing a strong application profile to do this. It may well be that the person we appoint will use this opportunity in the same way.

The main features of your work will be providing supervision cover for hour-long lessons during the school day. You will usually be used for this cover where the teacher absence is short term, either through sudden illness for which we had not planned the day before, or for planned absence where a teacher is on a course or conference. You will be given the materials for the lesson and be expected to manage the learning and behaviour of students.
In addition, you will be required at times to support teachers if there is no cover requirement, or to accompany staff when they take groups of students out of school (for instance to theatre/gallery visits or conferences). Other duties may include exam invigilation, helping teachers with preparation and production of classroom materials, classroom display and some administrative work.

You will follow all the normal procedures of the school and you will receive an induction programme and on the job training. You will need to be flexible and work with initiative. You must like students and be able to make this evident from the way you interact with them.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to join us at a key point in our development and be part of something innovative, challenging and rewarding. The school is inclusive, comprehensive in its intake and a focal point of the local community.

For more information about our school please visit our website. If you have any questions then please email lhs@longbenton.org.uk and include any contact details. This is an important appointment for our school, the main responsibilities for which are set out in the job description, which you will also find on our website.

Longbenton offers the successful candidate a whole-hearted commitment to professional learning that places individual development at the heart of its ethos. You will be required to participate in staff CPD and be part of our First Aid rota.

Making the decision whether to apply for a new post is always challenging on a number of levels but hopefully the job description provides you with all of the information that supports you in choosing to proceed and make an application. You will be able to see more of us as a school through our website, www.longbenton.org.uk, but if there is additional information that you need in making your application please feel free to get in touch.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 10am on Thursday 16 September 2021 with interviews taking place the following week.

Longbenton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

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