Cover Supervisor - Required

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Permanent)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/01/2020 10:00
£18,426 - £19,171 (pro rata)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Wolsingham School
Closing date:
24 Jan
Further Information

Required as soon as possible
Term Time Only plus 3 CPD days
Full Time (37 hours per week)

Located at the heart of Weardale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Wolsingham School is approximately 15 minutes’ drive west of Durham. For over 400 years, our school has been driven to bring out the very best in all of our students and our educational philosophy rests on four pillars: academic excellence, a rich extra-curricular life, character and citizenship, and exceptional pastoral care. We maintain the highest standards within a family atmosphere and our students are exceptionally well behaved. In 2018, Ofsted warmly confirmed our ‘Good’ rating saying, “Pupils are very happy at school and wear their uniform with pride.” Staff come to us each day from all over County Durham, as well as Newcastle and Northumberland.

We are seeking to appoint a flexible team-player who is able to establish strong relationships with staff and students and take an active role in school life to become a Cover Supervisor. We are very open minded in our search for the best possible Cover Supervisor and would welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those who have worked with children in other sectors, new teachers who have not yet found a permanent post, retired teachers looking to be part of a vibrant and happy school, and others. The post is open to Job Share and we would consider flexible working hours.

Our cover supervisors play a wide ranging role in school life. They supervise classes of students when staff are absent, invigilate exams, accompany school parties on educational visits, and take on supervision duties. Like all our support staff, you would have full Professional Development opportunities. A core part of our philosophy is that education should extend beyond the classroom: we hold over 15 extra-curricular clubs each week, ran over 50 educational visits last year and organise a huge range of in-school activities and events. Thus, if you like, you would have the chance to be fully involved in running clubs, supporting school events, working within a pastoral team and more.

Combining tradition and modernity, the school is in a stunning building that includes both original architecture and a new build and is set in extensive grounds. We are likewise ambitious for the future: our current Year 7 cohort is oversubscribed and the Governors have recently resolved to join a local, high quality Multi Academy Trust so that we provide an even higher standard of education for many more years to come.

This job is not open to job share

The Head Teacher, Mr Jonathan Ferstenberg, would be very happy to answer any questions you have and to take you on a tour of our school and grounds. To request an application pack or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Jenny Linsley, our Personnel, Finance and Governance Officer, on 01388 527302, or email info@wolsinghamschool.net. Applications may also be downloaded from our website.

Main/Core Duties
• Supervise classes of students.
• Invigilate examinations.
• Accompany school parties on educational visits.
• Provide appropriate help throughout the day, including break and lunchtime monitoring and pre and post school duties as necessary.
• Undertake first aid training to become a first aider, providing support to sick and injured children, taking appropriate action as necessary, and ensuring parents and school staff are fully informed of incidents and accidents.
• Administrative duties.

Application forms are available from this website and should be returned to the school.

Closing date for completed applications is 24th January 2020 at 10am

Interview Date: 30th January 2020

Wolsingham School
The Grammar School Building, West End, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL13 3DJ

Tel: 01388 527302
Email: info@wolsinghamschool.net
Website: www.wolsinghamschool.net

Please note
This job is closed for applications.