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DBS240/18 Cover Supervisor - Longbenton High School

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
12/06/2018
Advert End Date:
27/06/2018 12:00
Salary:
£15,668.25 - £17,000.29
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
176605
Employment Location:
Longbenton High School, Longbenton

Job details 

Closing date:
27 Jun


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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 as well as supporting students in lessons, accompanying students to educational visits and helping 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. 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.

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 as well as supporting students in lessons, accompanying students to educational visits and helping 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 feature 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).

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.

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.

This post is term time only over 193 days.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 27 June 2018 with interviews taking place before the end of term.

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.

Longbenton High School
Hailsham Avenue
Longbenton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8ER

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