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Cover Supervisor

Cover Supervisor

Oakgrove School

Milton Keynes

Actual Salary £17,155
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
November 2017
Apply by:
15 October 2017

Job overview


“Oakgrove School requires Cover Supervisors to join the cover team from November 2017. This position involves supervising classes when teachers are absent and running after school clubs.  No previous teaching experience is necessary but a calm, confident and professional manner is essential. The successful applicants will also need to be adaptable and motivated.”  


8.15am - 4.15pm Monday to Thursday, 3.45pm on Fridays

37 hours/Term Time plus Inset Days

Application forms for this role can be accessed from our school website or by emailing

Melanie King, email address CVs will not be accepted.

Oakgrove School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all sta and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate is required for this post prior to commencement.

About Oakgrove School

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  • Oakgrove School
  • Venturer Gate, Middleton, Milton Keynes
  • Buckinghamshire
  • MK10 9JQ
  • United Kingdom
+44 1908 545 300

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Oakgrove School is a modern and innovative place to learn; it has been purpose-built in four phases with a state-of-the-art design. It was graded as Good with Outstanding features by Ofsted in July 2019.

Following the opening of our Primary School and Nursery in September 2016, Oakgrove School became the first “All-Through” school in Milton Keynes accommodating 50 children in Nursery, 90 in Foundation, Year 1 and 2 and 60 in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. At full capacity, Oakgrove Primary and Nursery will accommodate up to 630 pupils.

At the Secondary School we now have 300 students in each year group plus 350 students in our growing Sixth Form.  We are now an 3-19 academy, currently standing at 2410 students, and will continue to grow in size over the coming years.

We are fortunate to have excellent sporting, arts and community facilities combined with the latest ICT and communications infrastructure to support students' learning. We believe we are a school which places learning at the centre of its work.

What are we about?
We place a strong emphasis on high standards, high expectations and good behaviour. We value the importance of extra-curricular activities whether sporting, musical or artistic and performance-based.

Oakgrove School is a mixture of traditional values and very modern facilities. We are committed to working in partnership with parents, the community and other schools.

Oakgrove is a good school with many outstanding features. The outstanding leadership of the head teacher and the senior leadership team has enabled the school to make excellent progress and achieve a great deal since it opened in 2005. The head teacher, senior leaders and governors share a clear vision for the development of the school. The school motto 'Excellence, Innovation and Respect' is at the heart of all the school does. Over the years we have constantly evaluated and reviewed our school systems leading to improvements in standards, teaching and curriculum and the leadership team demonstrates outstanding capacity for future improvement.

Most students say they really enjoy coming to school where they feel very safe and well cared for. Several told inspectors that it was the best school they had been to. The school has a strong ethos of respect, which leads to outstanding behaviour in all aspects of school life. The school ethos is well understood by both students and staff and is supported by a structured system of rewards and sanctions. Attendance is good and the school continues to use well thought out strategies to deal with students who are regularly absent. The school is already very popular with parents and is oversubscribed.

From the very start, Oakgrove School has implemented an exemplary assessment and tracking system which has enabled very close monitoring of all students' progress in all subjects. The 'Targets for Learning' system is used to set realistic and challenging targets for all students and assessment data is very well used to monitor progress towards achieving those targets. Additional support is put in place quickly for those students identified at risk of underachieving, and to ensure that more able students are stretched to achieve their potential.

Assessment data is very well used by teachers in planning their lessons to meet the different needs of individual students and to target additional support where needed. Our pastoral team monitor the progress of different groups of students, for example, those identified with behavioural issues, or those considered to be at risk of underachieving, and higher attaining students. They monitor how effectively subject teachers respond to the different needs of learners in their classes and enable them to share good practice.

Oakgrove School is a member of Kingsbridge Educational Trust.

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