Cover Manager/Cover Supervisor, Surrey

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Broadwater SchoolSurrey

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Start date: June 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SN5: FTE £19,245-£21,796 (pro rata £16,329-18,494)
Contract term: Permanent

Required from June 2018

Salary: Surrey Pay Grade SN5 (Term time only + 5 inset days - 39 weeks) 

£19,245 -£21,796 (pro rata £16,329-18,494) per annum

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague to lead the Cover Team. You will be required to manage and record staff absences, arranging planned and unplanned teaching staff cover and room changes using SIMS software, as well as liaising with outside agencies to source teaching supply cover. 

The Cover Manager will also supervise lessons for absent colleagues which will include leading the lesson which has been set by the class teacher/department. The classroom based part of the role will be to give instruction and to ensure an appropriate climate for learning. You will be required to respond to pupils’ requirements in the lesson and ensure adherence to school policies for upholding the highest expectations and support for students to succeed, under the professional direction of teachers.

You should ideally be educated to at least A Level, with a high level of literacy and numeracy skills.  You need to be an excellent communicator, have sound organisational skills and be able to work confidently using your own initiative.   Previous experience is desirable, as is knowledge of behaviour management strategies and how to motivate young people.   An understanding of SIMS would be beneficial although training will be available for the right candidate.

This is a key role in supporting the day-to-day running of the school. The successful applicant must be IT literate, have excellent communication skills, be a good team player and able to remain calm whilst working under pressure.

This role would be ideal for candidates wishing to gain valuable classroom experience; possibly as a precursor to teacher training or studying for a classroom support qualification. But would equally suit individuals who believe in the power of education to change lives and communities, and wish to contribute to the lives of young people.


If you wish to be considered for the position, please complete and return a Broadwater School application form to Mrs S Turpin, Broadwater School, Summers Road, Godalming GU7 3BW. Applications can also be submitted electronically to  Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00am Friday 15th June 2018. 

Interviews will be held w/c 18th June 2018

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More about Broadwater School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Summers Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3BW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 414516
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History and Ethos

Established in 1968, Broadwater School is a co-educational comprehensive school for students aged 11 – 16. On the smaller side, our current student population is approximately 530. 

At Broadwater School we strive for excellence...