May 17, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
Bearsted Primary Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Cover Supervisor
Actual salary £18,602 per annum (£22,864 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
35 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week
Closing Date
June 05, 2023


Bearsted Primary Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Cover Supervisor to join our highly collaborative and supportive team, covering PPA and Leadership release time for our teachers. Our teaching support team is pivotal to our success in the classroom and the Cover Supervisor will strengthen the team even further with their knowledge, experience and additional support that they can provide our teaching staff with. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who already have relevant experience in this capacity.

Our successful applicant will work under the guidance of the Principal and teaching staff in collaboration to plan and deliver high quality, challenging and motivating learning experiences. They will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and students alike, be able to work as part of a team and will be reliable and excellent communicators. A Level 3 qualification in childcare, or a subject specialism is highly desirable. EYFS/Key stage 1/Key Stage 2 experience is essential for this opportunity.  However, if the candidate has limited experience in a phase additional training can be given as appropriate.

If successful, you would be part of an organisation that enjoys a great reputation in the area and one that will develop your career; we have a fantastic track record and there are numerous opportunities for professional development.​​​​​​​

Our successful candidate will be​​​​​​​

  • Dedicated to the job, prioritising the needs of the children in their care​​​​​​​
  • Experienced in working with primary aged children and the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable
  • Resilient and solution-focused​​​​​​​
  • Committed to working as part of a team​​​​​​​ but also c​​​​​apable of working independently
  • Able to motivate and support pupils to achieve their predicted outcomes
  • Able to work with whole classes, small groups of pupils and individual pupils
  • Able to demonstrate experience with interventions and learning support
  • Ideally have a Level 3 NVQ or equivalent and have experience of working within a primary school across all phases
  • Possess a passion to see  all children achieve their best
  • Nurturing  and have a deep regard for children​​​​​

​​​​​​​This is a permanent position offering an actual salary of £18,602 per annum (£22,864 full time equivalent) based on 35 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week of inset.​

​​​​​​​Bearsted Primary Academy: Bearsted Primary Academy opened in September 2020 and welcomed its first cohort of Reception children of up to 60 pupils, two classes of 30 in each. Currently, the academy has Nursery, Reception and Years 1-3. Every year we will continue to grow our academy until we reach full capacity of 420 pupils across Years R - 6 and 24 pupils in Nursery.

A broad and balanced curriculum is at the heart of an aspirational and successful school.  To enhance our curriculum delivery, we are currently a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). This is an inquiry led framework that complements the Early Years Foundation Stage, fostering independent learners who continue to thrive. Surrounded by talented, dedicated practitioners, we aim to deliver pupils engaging and challenging experiences and opportunities within their education, which are both enjoyable and develop a thirst for learning. In doing this, we look to provide the highest quality learning experiences for every child throughout their whole day at the academy.

We are committed to providing an education and environment where children feel safe and cared for, take risks and embrace learning, experience a sense of pride in all that they achieve and, where children develop social, emotional and academic skills preparing them for a bright future.

Bearsted Primary Academy focuses on the development of the whole child, both in and outside of the classroom, with an emphasis on inquiry-led learning, encouraging our pupils to challenge, question and take ownership of their learning. In order to achieve this, we believe in the importance of building strong partnerships between the adults and pupils in our school, ensuring all learners succeed and benefit from the relationships formed within a caring and encouraging environment. This approach to learning and development is continued in our Wrap Around Care.

Therefore, to be a successful candidate you need to be passionate, dedicated, reflective, proactive and caring. We are looking for someone who has good communication skills and is flexible in their approach when supporting children and working alongside other colleagues. You will be expected to complete key training as deemed appropriate to the role. As a Trust, we know it is important to be positive, inspirational and a real team player.

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