Cover Manager, Oxfordshire

Closing date:

Wheatley Park SchoolOxfordshire
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 8 £24313 to £26999 (£21059 to £23385 pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Wheatley Park School

Everyone Learning - Everyone Caring

11-18 Academy and member of the River Learning Trust

1090 on roll   184 Sixth Form


37 Hours per week Monday - Friday term-time only plus 1 week (39 weeks)  

Grade 8 £24313 to £26999 (£21059 to £23385 pro rata) 

Required as soon as possible

Do you want to make a positive difference to young people’s lives? 

We are looking for an excellent Cover Manager to lead our energetic, enthusiastic and highly skilled team of cover teachers. Ensuring that our students have a calm, focused and productive learning experience on the occasions when their ordinary classroom teachers are unavailable is an important factor in their overall academic success. 

As Cover Manager, you will not only be responsible for the efficient administration of our systems to ensure that supervision is in place for all planned and unplanned absences, stepping in to cover lessons yourself as and when necessary. You will also be responsible for training, monitoring and holding the cover team to account to ensure that students are always receiving a high quality experience, as well as liaising effectively with teaching staff so that appropriate work is provided in a timely manner. 

In collaboration with senior staff, you will make decisions to deploy our resources strategically and with financial efficiency. 

We will offer comprehensive training with regard to the administrative element of the role and the opportunity to work in a very supportive environment with high morale. 

Our school is part of the River Learning Trust; our collective vision is to be a Trust where pupils and staff thrive in schools which demonstrate:

● all-round education, academic success, lifelong learning and strength of character

● sustainable continuous improvement; no school standing still

● all schools being good and outstanding, or improving rapidly

● collaboration that is raising standards, and reducing workload

● where pupils, staff, parents and communities value all we do to support the best possible outcomes and experiences for our children and young people

If you would like to know more, or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Pat Mason (HR Manager) on 01865 877634 or by email to  Full details can be found on our website here.  Applications for this post can only be accepted via the TES website here. To find out more about the River Learning Trust, please visit

Wheatley Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and to preventing extremism. Wheatley Park School expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Wheatley Park School is an equal opportunities employer. 

Closing date: 9am Monday 11 November 2019

Interview date: Monday 18 November 2019

Wheatley Park School, Holton, Oxford, OX33 1QH.        

Tel: 01865 872441  Fax:  01865 877666

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Address: Holton, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX33 1QH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1865 872441