Cover Supervisor, Newham

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Lister Community SchoolNewham

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GLPC Scale 6
Contract term: Permanent

In our December 2018 Ofsted the inspectors found that the school has maintained the good quality of education and ‘made strong progress in many aspects of the school’s provision‘ since our last inspection in September 2013. Our many strengths are highlighted, including how students are ‘courteous and articulate’ and ‘say they enjoy school and value the wide range of opportunities they are given’. We are very proud that the report recognises our high aspirations, the hard work and good behaviour of our students, and the dedication and commitment of our staff. In addition, our ‘impressive music provision’ was given as an example of how the school is ‘relentless in pursuing improvement’ and helps place the school at the centre of our local community. 

The school benefits from a range of external partnerships including becoming the first partner school in the Music in Secondary Schools Trust, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Music Foundation and the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.


(please see start times on Job Description)

33 hours per week, term time only

Salary: GLPC. Scale 6 (actual pro rata’d salary £21,531) 

We are seeking to appoint a skilled, enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Cover Supervisor to assist the cover team at Lister Community School as soon as possible.  Your main responsibility will be to provide cover for classes, supervising and delivering pre-prepared activities.  You will cover whole classes in the absence of a teacher and report to the Cover Manager. You will need strong classroom management skills or the ability to develop them quickly. You will also need to demonstrate confidence, strong interpersonal skills and flexibility. The post would suit graduates who have an interest in pursuing a future career in teaching or individuals who have previous experience of working with children.  You must be able to communicate and negotiate effectively with external supply agencies, if required.

This role will include:

● Setting known and emergency cover using SIMs;

● Managing Teaching Assistants, when required.

● Giving feedback about the quality of cover; 

● Teaching cover lessons.

● Liaising with external supply, as required

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Cover Supervisor then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at:  or by contacting Jackie Young, HR Manager on 020 8471 3311.  

Completed applications must be returned by email to:

Applications are required by:  10:00 am on Monday, 8th July 2019

Interviews:  Thursday, 11th July 2019 (subject to applications)

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received.  We will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.

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More about Lister Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. Mary's Road, Plaistow, London, E13 9AE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 84713311
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Lister Community School is situated in Plaistow, east London, and is a specialist school in Music and Science. We are a mixed comprehensive secondary school and welcome both students and staff from a diverse multicultural background. With almost 1,35...