Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant, Redbridge

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Isaac Newton Academy (Secondary)Redbridge

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,577 to 25,746 pro rata per annum (Actual salary £20,710 to £22,615)
Contract term: Permanent

Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer

Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant needed to help shape an exceptional school

New all-through mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge. 

Location: Ilford, Redbridge 

Start date: As soon as possible

Deadline: Sunday 30th June 2019 at 12:00am

Salary:£23,577 to 25,746 pro rata per annum (Actual salary £20,710 to £22,615) 

Hours:36 hours per week, term time only plus one week (40 weeks)

In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The secondary school has grown, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students with specialist status in mathematics and music. In 2014 the primary phase opened, welcoming 90 reception-aged pupils. This too will expand each year until full in 2020.

In June 2014 and  in October 2018, the school was judged to be outstanding in all categories by OFSTED.

This is a unique opportunity to join a team of committed staff striving to create an excellent comprehensive school. We are looking for a dedicated Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant to supervise whole classes across the academy, during the short-term absence of teachers. In addition, this role will provide in-class support alongside class teachers when not required to take classes of absent colleagues. 

Our ideal candidate will:

• have experience of working effectively with secondary aged pupils 

• have a clear understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities

• be highly organised, have strong numeracy and literacy skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt quickly to different classroom settings 

• be skilled at supervising students and establishing a constructive, safe and ordered atmosphere in the classroom

• be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses 

• have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils. 

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Isaac Newton Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you.

To apply, please visit  and complete your application by 9pm on Friday 28th July 2019. 

If you have any technical issues with the application form please contact our recruitment team on 0208 911 66567. For a candidate information pack or an informal, confidential discussion please contact Antonia Olanrewaju, Recruitment & HR Administrator, on 020 8911 6656 or

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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More about Isaac Newton Academy (Secondary)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Secondary Campus, 1 Cricklefield Place, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1FY, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8911 6666
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Isaac Newton Academy opened in September 2012 in Ilford, East London, in brand new, purpose-built accommodation. The Academy has been carefully designed with ARK’s philosophy in mind and has facilities and resources to support a rich and diverse 21st...