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Cover Supervisor

Closing Date: June 26, 2018 11:00

Location: Walworth Academy - (London)

Salary: Scale 6 point 21 £23,847 Term Time Only - Actual Salary £20,422

Hours: Term time only

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Cover Supervisor

Cover Supervisor


Walworth Academy, Southwark

Principal: Yvonne Powell


Dear candidate,

Thank you for considering Walworth Academy for your next appointment.

The academy is at a very exciting stage in its development and progress, however, there is no room for complacency and we now have to drive the teaching and learning to become outstanding.

Being the best that you can be is not only the Academy’s motto but it is an unwavering expectation of all our staff.

To apply, please go to: Please submit your application by 11am on Tuesday 26th June 2018. If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact Lorraine Lemmer on 020 7450 9570 or visit our website


Deadline:            11am Tuesday 26th June 2018

Start date:               ASAP Salary:                     Ark Support Scale 6, Point 21, Salary £23,847

Term time only – Actual Salary £20,422


Walworth Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.











Job Description: Cover Supervisor

Reporting to:         Operations Director

Start date:              ASAP

Salary:                    Ark Support Scale 6, Point 21, Salary £23,847

Term time only - Actual Salary £20,422


The Role

To supervise whole classes, during the short-term absence of teachers, as directed by the cover administrator.





    • To allocate daily cover duties for internal and external staff as required to cover absent colleagues.
    • To give instructions for the lesson as provided by a teacher and the primary focus of the role will be to maintain good order and to keep pupils on task.
    • To respond to general questions and provide general feedback to teachers but will not be required to undertake ‘specified work’ e.g. planning, preparation and assessment of students’ work.
    • Supervise pupils engaged in learning activities.
    • Act as a role model and set high expectations of conduct and behaviour.
    • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.
    • Keep pupils on task and respond to general queries.
    • Liaise with Heads of subject where additional support is needed.
    • Provide objective and accurate feedback to the teacher on the conduct of the lesson.
    • Keep appropriate records as agreed with the teacher.
    • Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
    • Support the use of ICT where appropriate.
    • Make appropriate use of equipment and resources.
    • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
    • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
    • Participate in training and other learning activities as required.
    • Attend relevant school meetings as required.
    • To respect confidentiality at all times.
    • Liaise with the line manager as appropriate.
    • Any other reasonable duties as directed by the Leadership Team.
  • When not required to cover lessons, Cover Supervisors provide other in class or administrative support as directed by their line manager.












Person Specification: Cover Supervisor

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualified to degree level
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Experience
  • Experience of teaching or working in a similar positionBehaviours
  • Effective team member
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency
  • Vision aligned with ARK’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others
  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.Teaching and Learning
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and reward
  • Has good communication, and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • Acts as a role model to staff and pupils
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice. 
  • Other
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.
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