Cover Supervisor

    Goldington Academy
    Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9BX
    Full-Time (32.5 hours per week) Term time, and 5 training days
    £24,294 - £25,979 FTE
    Job description

    About this Role

    We are excited to be recruiting for the post of Cover Supervisor and are looking for someone who wants to join a school community which values the wellbeing of its staff and invests in professional development.

    We require a Cover Supervisor to join our team to deliver lessons to students, when teachers are absent.  This role involves working 32.5 hours per week to be worked Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am and 4.00pm, term-time only plus five training days.

    At Goldington Academy the Cover Supervisor:

    1. Is the first choice “cover” person, where possible.
    2. Provides in class support for teaching staff or for individual students (in addition to any individual needs support that may already be provided).
    3. Assists in the preparation of teaching resources.

    Having achieved a 2022 Ofsted grading of ‘good’ overall, with personal development, leadership and management being recognised as ‘outstanding,’ we are determined not to be complacent and want to achieve even more for our students and staff. Our motto is ‘Engaging Minds, Nurturing Success and Inspiring Futures,’ and the school seeks to achieve this in many different ways.

    Our February 2022 Ofsted report begins with the following paragraph: “Pupils are proud of their school. They enthuse about it to their parents, who know that they feel safe and happy. Pupils have many subjects to choose from, so everyone gets a chance to shine. They know that leaders have very high expectations of what they can achieve.”

    We were delighted that our 2023 GCSE results confirmed we are in the top 2% of schools in the country for progress of pupils between ages 11 and 16.

    What can we offer you?

    • Full support from a dedicated team of senior leaders
    • Excellent teaching resources
    • Robust behaviour system
    • A range of staff benefits including a cash health plan and access to a cycle to work scheme

    The school’s successes are well documented but we believe that it is most impressive when seen in action. We welcome enquiries and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with Karen Chisnall for more information.

    Conditions of Service

    All appointments will be governed by the current Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales.

    Equal Opportunities

    Goldington Academy is an equal opportunities employer and therefore operates no restrictive policies in relation to age, sex or creed. It is the wish of the academy’s Governors to appoint the most suitable candidate from all the candidates offering themselves for appointment.

    Safer Recruitment

    Goldington Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable, and other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2023). All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

    Deadline: 9am Monday 4th December 2023

    How to apply