Job ID no. VR5623

The Arbours Primary Academy

Are you looking for a career in education? Do you have experience of working with groups of children? The Arbours Primary Academy is now recruiting for a Cover Supervisor. This role could be your next career opportunity.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.

We are driven to provide our young people with access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences we offer equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

About the role

As a Cover Supervisor, you will play a vital role in our team by providing regular cover supervision to release teachers across our Academy and contributing to the ethos and culture of our school.

We are also keen that applicants are allied with our DRET Way; the compass of our Trust and also our Arbours Way which describes how we work. The fundamentals for us are:

·        Unbeatable learning climate through our Warm: Strict philosophy

·        Unapologetically high expectations for and of the students in our care

·        Clear boundaries, rules and routines so students feel safe and calm

·        Acquisition of powerful knowledge as a goal in itself

·        Students gaining a knowledge base that is ambitious and empowering.

·        Rigorous and challenging academic curriculum,

·        Broad range of sport, art and musical opportunities.

The nature of the job also means lessons in a range of subjects will need to be covered, providing lots of variety in your role.

30 hours per week – Term Time (39 weeks per year) – Permanent contract

About our Academy

The DRET Way – Crafting an unbeatable learning climate through our Warm:Strict philosophy, we hold un-apologetically high expectations for and of the students in our care. We have clear boundaries, rules and routines because students deserve to feel safe and calm in school.

We value the acquisition of powerful knowledge as a goal in itself, and as an entitlement for all children. We invest significant time and resource into ensuring that students gain a knowledge base that is ambitious in scope so that it can empower them as active citizens of their community now and in the future. Alongside a rigorous and challenging academic curriculum, students are enriched by a broad range of sport, art and musical opportunities.

Salary and Benefits

NJC 8 FTE £20,852.00, £14,784.17 pro rata per annum

Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Regional networks of Trust colleagues and access to key leaders in Education

Commitment to employee Health and Wellbeing including dedicated Employee Assistance


Rewards and Recognition Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Who we are looking for

It is important for a Cover Supervisor to have the skills and confidence needed to keep the class motivated and focused so they can work on the activities set and prepared for them.

The role requires you to support pupils as they work through the lesson and to understand how to help them to complete tasks, where needed.

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) mission is to give every child attending one of our schools a world-class education. Broadening the horizons of young people by inspiring students to become their confident, academic best via an education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities.

Whatever your role you will contribute towards creating a rich and exciting learning environment that also offers our students an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

Our aim is to be the country’s top-performing multi-academy trust in the country.  Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust runs 34 schools across the country, ranging from small rural primaries to much larger secondary schools in urban areas, our first All Through school and a special school which caters for pupils aged 2-19 who have a diverse range of special educational needs.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation’s vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

Apply now

To complete our on-line application form, please select ‘apply now’.

Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore may have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re- opening the vacancy.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

The David Ross Education Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. It is our objective to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential. We do not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of any protected characteristics.

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