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Cover Supervisor

The UCL Academy, CamdenCamden

Salary: UCL Academy Pay Scale 6, SP 18 £29,543 Actual Salary: £25,665.92

Contract Type: Fixed until 31 August 2022 in the first instance, Full Time, Term Time Only

Location:          Swiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

Start Date:        As soon as possible, depending on notice period  

The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstandingOFSTED 2016

Are you an ambitious and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with young individuals? Would you be interested in working in an academy that offers unique links to UCL and an innovative connected curriculum and collaborative approach? If yes, we encourage you apply for the position of Cover Supervisor at the state-of-the-art UCL Academy. Proudly rated Good by Ofsted in all 4 categories in June 2016, The UCL Academy is a mixed 11-19 Academy that opened its doors in the heart of the London Borough of Camden in 2012.  We offer iconic state-of-the-art facilities, training and development opportunities and the chance to work with the latest innovations in classroom technology.

As one of the Academy’s two Cover Supervisors you will be expected to provide cover for absent teaching staff and the facilitation of learning by Key Stage 3 and 4 students in the absence of their teacher. As part of the role, you will also have responsibility for a tutor group. 

This Cover Supervisor position will suit applicants with outgoing personalities with the highest levels of professionalism and dynamism, who are looking for an exciting and rewarding role, looking to gain further classroom experience, team management experience or considering a long term career in education.  A calm temperament and experience of working with children is important, as well as the ability to manage a whole classroom environment at secondary level, acting as a strong role model for the UCL Academy pupils. The successful candidate will have excellent skills in behaviour management and can be flexible to suit the needs of the Academy.

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We Offer

• State-of-the-art classroom technology – including our unique Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration      theatres for interactive teaching and talks by visiting academics;

• Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development and intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning; 

• A whole-school wellbeing strategy;

• An exclusive partnership with UCL, where staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources; we benefit terrifically from our supportive partnership with UCL. Staff and students alike develop their teaching and learning in exciting ways informed by the latest research.  

• Suitable IT equipment for all teaching and support staff;

• A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, free counselling and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide;

• Cycle to Work scheme with ample space for bike storage and season ticket loans.


• Ensuring cover lessons are appropriately supported and monitored within the agreed system of supervision;

• To supervise whole classes, large and small groups as requested during the absence of teachers;

• To lead a tutor group long, medium or short term. To cover tutor time or PSCHE and deliver the required programs in full including being part of the coaching and monitoring processes.

• To cover duties and other school systems as and when requested. 

• To collaborate with administrative staff, Senior Leaders and the Senior Cover Supervisor to oversee the smooth running of cover lessons and school systems such as SLED (Supporting Lesson Every Day) and Self Directed Curriculum (SDL);

• Implement the academy’s behaviour system and all relevant school policies;

• To liaise and communicate regularly with the assigned SLT member to ensure the quality and consistency of cover lessons across the Academy.

You Will:

• Acquire a knowledgeable understanding of the procedures and practices related to Cover Supervision;

• Knowledge of, and ability to use a range of strategies to deal with classroom behaviour as a whole and also individual behavioural needs;

• Have the highest standards at all times to ensure maximum progress and outcomes for learners;

• Be familiar with and able to differentiate work according to individual needs when appropriate.

Salary: UCL Academy Pay Scale 6, SP 18 £29,543 Actual Salary: £25,665.92

How to Apply

To apply please complete and submit a detailed application form, through the link provided. If you have any questions regarding the role you may contact Zaheer Ahmad, Recruitment Coordinator at 0207 449 3080 for further information. Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy.

Closing Date:   Monday 6 December 2021 at 12pm (midday)

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

We may interview candidates ahead of the closing date so early application is advised. The Academy reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advertised closing date.

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