June 20, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
Marden Primary Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Cover Supervisor.
Actual salary £18,626 - £19,619 per annum (£25,640 - £27,007 full time equivalent) commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
31.25 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset
Closing Date
July 08, 2024


Marden 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.

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 capable 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 permanent opportunity offering an actual salary £18,626 - £19,619 per annum (£25,640 - £27,007 full time equivalent) commensurate with experience, based on 31.25 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset.

Working at Marden Primary Academy: Marden joined Leigh Academies Trust in September 2020. The academy serves the beautiful village community of Marden in Kent and has 40 pupils in each year group. Significant proposed housing development in the local area means that there is genuine potential for future expansion.

Marden’s children are its biggest asset and they need leaders with grit, determination and passion to help provide them with a positive future. We are looking for a very special person as only the best will do for the children of Marden.

Our successful candidate will be talented and a highly motivated leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential.

Take a look at Marden Primary Academy by clicking here.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
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