Job details

Job Salary
Grade 4 (£20,444 - £22,571)
Newfield School
Job Reference
Hours per week
37 - 39 weeks per year
Contract Type
Closing date

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Cover Supervisor to join Newfield School.

You will be energetic, creative, inspiring and enjoy working with young people.  The main purpose of the post is to supervise and support students in mainstream classroom work in Key Stages 3 and 4 when a teacher is absent.

You should have excellent organisational and communication skills with the ability to deliver cover work for classes in the absence of a teacher, to supervise students, maintain a positive learning environment and manage the behaviour of students in the classroom. You should also have a diverse, positive and flexible approach to working in other areas of school.  

The successful candidate will be able to:
•    Demonstrate experience of working with 11-16 year olds in a classroom environment
•    Be an excellent role model who strives to accomplish the very best
•    Have a good understanding of the job requirements
•    Have basic ICT skills to include knowledge/use of the internet

When not required to cover lessons for absent teachers, Cover Supervisors act as in-class support, or help departments with some administrative tasks including the display of learning resources and students’ work.  Therefore ability and experience in this would be advantageous.

It is an exciting time to work at Newfield.  We are building on our ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement and have a set of ambitious priorities that will make our school truly remarkable.  This year’s results see us again in the top 5% of the country.  Would you like to be a driving force for these changes and make a real difference in our school and across the Trust?

Further information and details about how to apply can be found in our recruitment pack.  For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Mrs Dickenson, Exams and Cover Officer, on 0114 255 7331 or email Ruth Cressey, PA to the Headteacher at  

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 August 2022

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview.