Cover Supervisor, Cranbrook

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The High Weald AcademyCranbrook

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £12,197 to £13,414
Contract term: Fixed Term


The High Weald Academy

The High Weald Academy is a highly aspirational academy that serves our local rural community. High expectations and a balanced approach to support and challenge enable our students and staff to succeed and achieve. The academy community is future focused but holds fast to traditional values and takes pride in the achievements it makes whether these be in the exam hall, on the sports field, in the creative arts or down on the farm.

We are looking for an engaging and motivated Cover Supervisor.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to move into teaching and wanting more school-based experience.  At The High Weald Academy, this has proven to be a very successful route for graduates to gain school experience to support an application for teacher training.

For more information about The High Weald Academy, visit

Job Purpose

This role involves supporting students in class and working with groups as well as supervising whole classes during short-term absence of teachers.  Cover Supervisors will be supported to develop their skills to be able to give instructions for a lesson as planned for by a teacher.  The Cover Supervisor will ensure pupils engage in the learning activity and make progress during the lesson.  The post holder is required to respond to pupils’ broad issues such as behaviour but will not be expected to undertake any planning, preparation, delivery or assessment of pupils’ progress and/or development.  Cover Supervisors will often work in classes alongside the teacher and will be subject to general supervision and will act under the professional direction of teachers.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of working with children
  • A good general standard of education, especially with regard to numeracy, literacy and ICT skills
  • The ability to apply behaviour management strategies which contribute to a purposeful learning environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure and respond to constructive feedback

They will also be a self-starter who is able to demonstrate high levels of motivation and initiative with a creative approach to problem solving.

The Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The High Weald Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the county. Last year, children in our academies made better progress - learning and growing with us - than they would have done in other schools or academies nationally. The Brook Learning Trust, working with The High Weald Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The High Weald Academy is an exciting and ambitious place to learn: we invite you to become part of our flourishing community, and in return, offer you the opportunity to develop your career within the Brook Learning Trust.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK, in the last 5 years.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment.

Application Information

Completed application forms should be sent to Please do not send your CV, only applications made using the Brook Learning Trust Support Staff Application Form will be considered. 

Job location

More about The High Weald Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Angley Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2PJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1580 712 754
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