Cover Supervisor

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Type of Position:Support staff - Fixed term
School:Twynham TGS
Salary:£23,893 to £25,119 (FTE) - £20,553 - £21,607 (Pro rata) per annum (with a pay award pending)
Start Date:ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)
Closing Date: Monday 22nd April 2024 at 8am

Start date

ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)

Contract term

Temporary until August 2024

Working hours

Full time, 37 hours per week

Weeks per year

School term time plus INSET days


Grade 6

Salary range

£20,553 - £21,607 (pro rata)

£23,893 to £25,119 (FTE)


Twynham School and The Grange School

Reports to

Cover Manager

About the Post

We are looking to appoint a motivated and inspirational colleague with a passion for transforming the life chances of young people as a Cover Supervisor. Possibly considering a future career in teaching you will be required to supervise and support students who are engaged in learning activities during the short-term or unforeseen absence of their usual class or subject teacher. In addition, our Cover Supervisor team are employed to and administer and supervise daily centralised detentions.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a progressive and forward-thinking environment, alongside exceptional professionals who are passionate about the power of education to shape young people’s lives. You will be based primarily at Twynham School but are likely to work regularly across both of our sites.

Twynham School is a very special place with an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. We are a heavily over-subscribed school where achievement is exceptionally high, students are well-behaved and eager to learn and relationships are very special.

The Grange School is on a rapid school improvement journey and recently achieved a “good” rating at the recent Ofsted inspection in November 2021. Working closely with Twynham School has created the capacity for continuous improvement and this post is one of a number of opportunities to work across both schools, bringing even closer alignment.

There is an energy about our Multi-Academy Trust, Twynham Learning; we are entering an exciting decade for our schools, our MAT and our community and successful applicants can be confident that they will be working in a truly great environment.

This is a truly exceptional opportunity for a talented colleague.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Join our high performing and progressive organisation
  • Take sole responsibility for classes of students on a short-term basis
  • Work with expert teachers to provide exceptional short-term cover for absent staff
  • Work within a supportive team to supervise and administer centralised detentions
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families
  • An exceptional CPD offer that could support a colleague into a career in teaching
  • Strong and supportive leadership, who place value on learning beyond the classroom
  • The opportunity to work within Twynham Learning; a progressive multi-academy trust
  • The opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful areas of the South Coast
  • Free on-site parking
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Are passionate about working with young people
  • Are likely to want to pursue a career in education, possibly as a teacher
  • Have high-energy and passionate individual with a clear moral purpose which is driven by a desire to improve the life chances of young people
  • Will embrace our highly supportive, professional approach to school improvement

You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture

Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Alison Brown on 01202 495716 or email us at

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to:  

Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:

The closing date is Monday 22nd April 2024.

Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.



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