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Cover Supervisor

Education - School

School Support Staff

Lowton CE High

Lowton Church of England High School
Newton Road

Salary: Grade 4, £12,053 - £12,790 per annum. £9.74 - £10.34 per hour

29 hours per week, term time working 38 weeks per year plus 1 INSET day

We are seeking to appoint the right person to join our cover team to oversee student study during short term teacher absence and who is committed to helping young people realise their full potential. The successful candidate will be organised, reliable, enthusiastic and have the ability to gain students' respect quickly and effectively in a non-confrontational manner.

As a Cover Supervisor, you will maintain an environment for learning and deliver cover lessons across a range of Key Stage 3 & 4 subject. You will respond to questions and generally assist students in undertaking set activities and play a full part in the education and well-being of our students.

When not deployed in the classroom, the cover team undertake Teaching Assistant/Mentoring roles to support teaching and learning.

To be successful in this role, you must be flexible and calm under pressure as no two days will be the same.

The supervision of lessons will include:
Maintaining good order and discipline
Registering students
Delivering and assisting students to complete the work prepared by the classroom teacher or Head of Department
Collecting the completed work and returning to the appropriate person
Ensuring the classroom and surrounding area is left clean and tidy
Consistent application of the school's LEARN policy

The successful candidate will:
Have a passion for teaching and learning
Be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas
Demonstrate an ability to support the learning of students in the classroom
Lead by example and act as a strong role model to students
Have a positive, can do attitude with staff and students
Be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills
be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school
have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff
be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress

Working with us will give you:
An opportunity to work with committed staff with a ‘can do’ attitude to securing life chances for children
An environment with moral purpose at its heart
A climate that takes seriously the wellbeing of its valued staff
High aspirations for all stakeholders
Opportunities to develop extracurricular activities, if you so desire
Term time working that may suit a work life balance

Whether you are a recent graduate looking to secure a PGCE placement at a later date; an experienced cover supervisor or a qualified teacher who doesn't want the commitment of full PPA we would like to hear from you.

Lowton Church of England High School is a successful comprehensive school serving young people aged 11 to 16 in the Lowton, Leigh and Atherton communities. As a Church school everything we do is based on Christian values and is summed up in our mission statement caring, learning and succeeding. We are a caring school which genuinely values the importance of our students and staff. We are a school that supports our students in succeeding, both academically and in ways that reflect their own unique talents and abilities.
This is an excellent opportunity to join the Lowton family and make a major contribution to the school’s continued success.

Application forms are returnable to the school.

To view the details relating to this position and to access the application form, please click the links below:

Application Form
Job Description and Person Specification
DBS Applicant Information
Guidance for Safer Working Practices
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If you require any further information, please contact the school on 01942 767040 or email Website

Interview date: Friday 1 November 2019

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