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St George Catholic College

Cover Supervisor

Closing date: 09/07/2018 at 12:00

Interview date: 13/07/2018

Job Start Date: 03/09/2018

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Grade 6 £16,261 pa (£20,088 FTE)

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, term time only 8.00am - 3.40pm

Location of Role: St George Catholic College, Leaside Way, Southampton, SO16 3DQ

Contact e-mail address: headpa@stgcc.co.uk

Job/Person Summary

The main function is to cover for absent colleagues for whatever reason: sickness, professional development, meetings, etc. Additionally the person appointed will work closely with the Assistant Headteacher resolving any problems on a daily basis connected with cover. The successful candidate will join a well established Cover Supervisor Team and give support to the day to day running of the College.

The post will appeal to someone who likes being with young people and helping them to learn and succeed when the usual teacher is unavailable. It will require an innovative approach so that pupils can gain access to the work set and complete it in the time allowed. You will need to have a good sense of discipline (firm but fair) but a non-confrontational approach to the students is essential. The school is well-ordered and has a clear discipline policy, with which all pupils are familiar, and a supportive management team.

In the event of there being no cover required, then the cover supervisor will be allocated other duties, e.g. assisting with putting up displays prepared by teaching staff and other administration tasks. At different times in the year there may be an invigilation element to cover internal and external examinations.

Cover for the absent staff, invigilation and special events is overseen by the Assistant Headteacher.


•Supervise students in lessons or examinations as required.
•Liaise with the Heads of Department or cover SMT as required.
•Display clearly and explain to students the work set by absent staff.
•Help pupils with organisation of materials and their work.
•Collect in work or comply with any special instructions requested by the usual teacher.
•Ensure an orderly lesson with a prompt start and a formal dismissal in line with the school's discipline policy.
•Work within the school's guidelines for rewards and sanctions.
•Undertake training, as required, for a smooth introduction to the post and additionally for its continued effectiveness.
•Meet with the line manager as required.
•Work closely with the Assistant Headteacher to ensure the smooth running of the cover system.
•Complete duties at break and lunchtime when required.
•Comply with any other reasonable request from the Headteacher.

Supporting the school:
At an appropriate level, according to the job role, grade and training received, all employees in the school are expected to:

•Support the aims, values, mission and ethos of the school and participate in a team approach to all aspects of school life.
•Attend and contribute to staff meetings and INSET days as required, and identify areas of personal practice and experience to develop.
•Take appropriate responsibility for safeguarding and children's welfare and be aware of confidential issues linked to home/child/teacher/school and keep confidences appropriately.
•Be aware of health and safety issues and act in accordance with the school's Health and Safety Policy.

Other Duties
Any other duties which reasonably fall within the purview of the post, which may be allocated by the Headteacher after consultation with the post holder.

Application Procedure

If you believe you have the qualities and skills to take on this role, please visit our website, www.stgcc.co.uk for further information and to download an application form. Please complete the application forms along with a short covering letter emailed to headpa@stgcc.co.uk "This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will require an enhanced DBS disclosure check and references will be taken up prior to interview".

About us

Address: Leaside Way, Swaythling, Southampton, Hampshire, SO163DQ

Telephone: 023 8032 2603

Website: www.stgcc.co.uk

Application form