DBS093/19 Cover Supervisor - Longbenton High School

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/03/2019 12:00
£15,668.25 - £17,000.29pa pay award pending
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Longbenton High School, Hailsham Avenue, Longbenton, NE12 8ER
Closing date:
27 Mar
Further Information

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 and sharing in the supervision of our Behaviour Support Unit. In addition, the post holder 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 and to be on a rota supervising in our Behaviour Support Unit. 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). The supervision in the Behaviour Support Unit will be with a small number of students who have been placed there for the day as an alternative to them being in lessons, often as a sanction due to poor behaviour the previous day. 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. Other duties may include exam invigilation, helping teachers with preparation and production of classroom materials, classroom display and some administrative work. You must like students and be able to make this evident from the way you interact with them. The role will not be about containment and control, but about creating a positive climate for learning in which you and students will want to work and learn.

These are very exciting times for us and 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 and for a copy of our prospectus please visit our website. If you have any questions then please email lhs@lblearning.com and include any contact details. This is an important appointment for our school, the main responsibilities for which are set out in the applicant’s pack which you will find on our school website, www.longbenton.org.uk.

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 information pack 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 12 noon on Wednesday 27 March with interviews taking place Thursday 4 April.

Longbenton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate.

This post is term time only over 193 days.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.