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Cover Supervisor

Reference: df2c9fd1-3ca6-4783-bc78-7b6b57caa3b6
Employer: Harris Federation
Location: Not Specified
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Working With Us

The vision of Harris Academy Clapham is a simple one. From our opening in September 2020, our academy is a place where ‘everything is possible’.

The Clapham curriculum is designed to meet the needs, aspirations and abilities of every one of our students. Our aim is to improve their life chances and enable them to make a positive contribution to the city and world in which they live.

At Harris Clapham, the curriculum is delivered through high-quality teaching. This is codified in our research-informed approach to pedagogy, which we call the Clapham Way. The following principles apply in our curriculum:

  • Subject specific knowledge and skills come first
  • Embedding and building on the basics – ensuring that every student acquires the vocabulary, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to fully participate in society
  • The curriculum must be rigorous and relevant by engaging with the best of what has been thought and said and acknowledging that knowledge is fluid and can be contested
  • The curriculum must prepare for life in modern Britain and beyond, and enable Clapham students to understand their rights and fulfil their responsibilities under the Equality Act.

Through the Clapham academic, enrichment and pastoral curriculum we expect our students to develop powerful knowledge and the following values and character attributes that will enable them to achieve our vision that ‘Everything is Possible’.

Endeavour for excellence

  • Learning to work hard and relish challenge.
  • Learning to never give up.
  • Learning to take sensible risks.
  • Learning to always strive for the best for themselves and each other.

Integrity and honesty

  • Always acting with kindness.
  • Treating others the way they would like to be treated.

Self-belief with a global view

  • Growing to have the agency to achieve their ambitions for themselves and the wider world.

Our staff are supported in their work and in developing their future careers via:

  • A centralised behaviour system, with each year group supported by non-teaching pastoral leaders
  • A programme of instructional coaching, supported by the Step Lab platform
  • Access to a wide range of National Professional Qualifications delivered by the Institute of Teaching
  • Federation subject consultant support
  • Harris Federation professional development training days and networking support.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Your key duties will be:

  • To supervise lessons for absent teachers.
  • To allocate, explain and oversee cover work set.
  • To report to the relevant Cover Manager any deficiencies with cover work set to include quality or appropriateness of cover.
  • To offer general assistance to students in completing cover work in class.
  • To follow the academy’s in class behaviour management and referral systems.
  • To organize the days lessons efficiently in advance so that they run as smoothly as possible.
  • When not engaged in carrying out cover, to undertake administrative or student support duties at the direction of the line manager or the relevant Vice Principal.
  • Occasional supervision of post-16 students in their study base.
  • To take registers in all lessons and promptly report any in lesson absences.
  • To liaise directly with teachers to ensure cover lessons are delivered to a high quality.

What We are Looking For

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Qualifications to A Level standard or equivalent
  • Knowledge of strategies to recognise and reward efforts and achievements towards self-reliance that are appropriate to the age and development stage of the students
  • Basic knowledge of SEN and other learning barriers
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • Relevant experience in successfully supervising groups of children aged 11-16
  • Previous experience in a school or comparable large organisation
  • Understanding of a secondary school environment
  • Ability to provide classroom cover – within agreed parameters – in the absence of the class teacher
  • Ability to consistently and effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Ability to use language and other communication skills that students can understand and relate to
  • Ability to establish positive relationships with students and empathise with their needs
  • Ability to demonstrate active listening skills
  • Ability to provide levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to students’ needs, encouraging the students to stay on task
  • Ability to monitor the students’ response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify/adapt activities agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

Applying for this Position

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

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