Cover Supervisor, Leeds

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The Stephen Longfellow AcademyLeeds

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: C1 SCP22-25 (£20,661-£22,658 pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Working in partnership with The GORSE Academies Trust  

Cover Supervisor   

Location: The Stephen Longfellow Academy  

Start: ASAP 

Salary: C1 SCP22-25 (£20,661-£22,658 pro rata)  

Hours of work: 37 hours weekly (term time only +5 days)  

Actual starting salary: £17,592 per annum  

The post is subject to the successful applicant completing a 6 month probationary period. 

We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to provide classroom cover for teaching staff who are absent and also to play an important part in break and lunch duties. Our Cover Supervisors are valued and important members of staff.    

The successful candidate will be a dedicated, talented and energetic individual with the ability to support the learning of students within the fields of literacy and numeracy. Building excellent relationships with students, parents and teachers forms an essential part of this role. 

Applicants for this post should have: 

  • Experience of working with students with additional needs; 
  • A flexible and proactive approach to supporting students; 
  • A “C” grade or above in GSCE maths and English (or equivalent); 
  • Good IT skills; 
  • Ability to communicate well with students, teachers and adults; 
  • A good understanding of the issues relating to child development and inclusion; 
  • A commitment to safeguarding children.    

The successful candidate will support students with weak numeracy or literacy skills across the school and lead on planning and delivering programs that enable students to make better than expected progress within these areas. They will play a pivotal role in developing new approaches to supporting young people both within and outside the classroom. Training will be provided and opportunities for further professional development will be made available. An application pack is available to download at, or by email to  

Closing Date: Monday 11 December 2017 

Interview Dates: Thursday 14 December 2017   

CV’s not accepted.  

For further information about the Academy visit the website   

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is committed to safeguarding children and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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More about The Stephen Longfellow Academy
Type: Alternative Provision
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: C/o Bruntcliffe Academy, Bruntcliffe Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 0LZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 468 5999

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is named in honour of a colleague who worked across many schools in the Leeds city region and established an outstanding reputation as a man who cared deeply about the most vulnerable and most challenging pupils in our ...