The position reports to the Cover Organizer.
We are seeking to appoint for October 2019. You will be required to undertake the tasks as outlined in the job description below.
The successful applicant is likely to demonstrate the following qualities/skills:
• be well organised
• have excellent communication skills
• be flexible, self-motivated and self-directed
• be able to work effectively with others
• be calm under pressure
• have good IT skills
• have attention to detail
• understand the need for confidentiality
The successful candidate must be willing to uphold the ethos and policies of the school, including the commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Hours of Duty: 8.30 to 3.50 on Monday; 8.30 to 3.00 on Tuesday to Friday. There is a 50 minute unpaid lunch break each day.
Term time contract: 36.8 weeks per annum.
Holiday: To be taken outside school term times.
Main purpose of the position:
To supervise whole classes when teachers are absent and to assist students in completing work set to ensure that effective learning takes place.
a) Cover for absent teachers
• Check lessons to be covered each day.
• Collect cover work via email/from the cover box in the Staff Room.
• Be punctual for the start and end of lessons and begin lessons promptly.
• Register the class every lesson (within the first 5 minutes) using the school’s electronic registration system as a check on punctuality, internal truancy etc. and ask students to use your title or ‘Yes’ or ‘Yes Miss/Sir’.
• Explain to students the work that has been set and project it/write it on the board. Distribute resources as appropriate.
• Supervise the class in the absence of the class teacher, expect and encourage high standards of work and assist the students in completing work set.
• Do not permit the students to leave the classroom without a valid reason. Students should be issued with an out of lesson pass in their contact book if they leave the room.
• Check the room is tidy and litter free at both the beginning and end of the lesson and, if not, ask students to assist in tidying up.
• Follow the school’s Behaviour for Learning Policy with due regard to behaviour expectations, rewards and sanctions.
• Follow up on any behaviour issues promptly using the School’s procedure – by the end of the day unless serious in which case immediate action is required.
• Use school systems to remove students who disrupt the learning of others.
Ask students to stand before being dismissed formally at the end of the lesson - students should leave the class before you.
• Make sure the board is clean before you leave the room, turn off the interactive whiteboard and log off the computer.
• Return lesson details, register and work completed by students to the pigeon hole of the member of staff you are covering before the end of the day.
• Undertake form registration for absent form tutors, supervise students during form time and undertake any duties required of the absent form tutor in this time
• Assist form tutors in form time
• Escort students to assembly and supervise entrance and departure.
• Support teaching staff in lessons if not required to cover absence.
• Invigilate exams as required.
• Participate in school trips and visits as required.
• Uphold the ethos and policies of the school, including the commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
• Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested.