Cover Supervisor

King James Academy RoystonRoyston, Hertfordshire

​Cover Supervisor

Full Time – Suitable for NQT’s

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Term time, plus inset days (39 weeks) 37 hours per week. Monday to Thursday 07:30-15:30. Friday 07:30-15:00

Salary Range: H4 £19,698 - £20,903 (FTE)

Closing Date: Midday 24th May 2021

Interviews: W/B 24th May 2021

Start Date: 1st September 2021


Cover Supervisors play an important role in our Academy, maintaining continuity of education for students in the absence of their regular teacher, ensuring that the work set is understood and completed and promoting high standards of conduct and learning. We provide training and induction, including behaviour management skills. There will be opportunities to observe good practice of both classroom teachers and other cover supervisors in order to develop good practitioner skills. The post is an ideal stepping stone for anyone seeking a career in education and a number of our former cover supervisors have gone on to complete teacher training successfully. Although prior experience is not essential, you should have a commitment to working with young people. In addition to cover supervision, the successful candidate will be expected to cover some TA duties. 

King James Academy (5-11), is a through school formed from the amalgamation of two middle schools and an upper school in 2019. Since 2020 it has been part of the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust. It is approximately 12 miles from Cambridge and is within easy access of London. The three schools were each recognised as ‘Good’ in all categories by Ofsted in their last inspections prior to the merger. 

We are dedicated to high quality professional development and there are opportunities for further progression within the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust. At King James Academy, you can expect a supportive culture within a Trust with very high aspirations. We value our staff and there are many development opportunities within the Partnership. 

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust consists of fourteen schools, across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and North Hertfordshire who work closely together to provide the best possible learning experience for our learners.  Royston is a market town with good facilities, within easy reach of Cambridge and Stevenage and with excellent transport links to London. 

Please visit our website: for further information and to download an application form. Completed application forms together with a covering letter should be submitted to:

If you would like to visit the Academy before applying, we would be delighted to welcome you, to make an appointment please contact Mrs Tracey Sell.

Diamond Learning Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants are thanked for their interest in this post.  Please note that only the candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

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King James Academy Royston

Royston, Hertfordshire

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