Cover Manager, Buckinghamshire

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Bourne End AcademyBuckinghamshire

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Start date: Required – September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Bucks Pay Range 4 - £22,818 - £24,703 pa (full time equivalent)
Contract term: Permanent

Full time (37 hours a week) • Must be able to start at 7.30am • 39 weeks per year

Are you an outstanding professional capable of adding to an ambitious Upper School in its fourth year as a sponsored Academy? Do you aim to belong to a school where the senior staff ‘provide dynamic leadership, conveying a sense of ambition and determination to succeed’ (Ofsted 2016)? 

Bourne End Academy combines high academic aspirations with a focus on warmth and inclusivity for all our students, with a much improved track record of achieving consistently good academic outcomes. We have a strong Talent Management Policy, going out of our way to attract and retain excellent staff. Part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust, our school is also a strategic partner in the Cygnus Teaching School Alliance. The Academy is well situated, with excellent road and rail links to London and the Home Counties. 

We are currently seeking to appoint a Cover Manager to our academy, to provide a proactive, effective and efficient cover service. The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure that cover is organised on a daily basis and that disruption to students’ learning, due to staff absence, is minimised
  • Line manage the cover supervisors 
  • Co-ordinate other classroom services, and duties to be undertaken by the cover supervisors when they are not deployed in a lesson
  • Provide supervision of  classes in the absence of a subject teacher

Closing date: Noon – Thursday 24 May 2018

Please complete an application form and write a letter of application of no more than two sides of A4, to Andrea Jacobson, Headteacher outlining your relevant experiences that make you an outstanding candidate for this post. 

Contact Lucy Gibbons (PA to Headteacher) for an application form, job description or for more information on 01628 819022 or

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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More about Bourne End Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: New Road, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, SL8 5BW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1628 819 022
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Previously known as The Wye Valley School, Bourne End Academy adopted its current moniker following its conversion to academy status in 2014, the school is now a part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust. With around 600 pupils aged 11-18 in a ...