Cover Supervisor, West Sussex

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Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary SchoolWest Sussex

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Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Actual Salary: £14,599 - £16,620 + Crawley Weighting (dependant on hours)
Contract term: Permanent

Role:  Cover Supervisor

Pay Range: WSCC Grade 5 Points 7 to 8

Actual Salary: £14,599 - £16,620 + Crawley Weighting (dependant on hours)

Hours of Work:  Minimum 32.5 hours per week to 37 hours per week (for the right applicant) TT + INSET    

Contract Type: Permanent

Required:  as soon as possible

Closes: TBC

Interview Date:  TBC

At Holy Trinity our mission is to be a centre of excellence for learning inspired by Christian values where young people fulfil their potential.

We are recruiting for Cover Supervisors to join us as soon as possible as new additions to the team of staff.  

The key responsibilities of the role are to supervise classes in the absence of their usual teacher with particular regard to student safety, behaviour and completion of the work set by the teacher. Duties will include general supervision, the delivering and assisting of completing work set and managing behaviour of students in accordance with the policies of the school. Daily lunch time supervision duties are also required. 

It is preferable that applicants are able to demonstrate previous success of working with secondary school age students. This may include previous experience of working in a secondary school classroom environment or working with young people in the community. Induction and training will be offered. The successful applicant will be able to: quickly build positive professional relationships with students; successfully supervise classes and comply with all relevant school Policies and procedures. Good IT skills are essential as this is how much of the students’ work is set; registers are taken and internal communication occurs. Candidates must be flexible, resilient and able to supervise subjects across the curriculum, including outdoor sports.

Applicants should have good qualifications at least to GCSE level (or equivalent) and good written English. This is an ideal post for someone who already has experience of working with young people and those considering a career in teaching. Shortlisted candidates must be available for interview on the date indicated.

The standard working hours for the 32.5-hour position will be 8:30am – 3:30pm, this includes a half hour unpaid lunch break. Any additional hours will be worked after 3:30pm.

Application forms and details about the post are attached/on the website. More information about the post and our school is also available on the website  ( All enquiries and completed application forms with covering letter / statement explaining how you meet the Person Specification should be sent to HR ( by the closing date or earlier.

The preferred method of communication in connection with this vacancy is by email. This is how invitations to interview will be sent. Please ensure that you check your emails and junk or spam folders on a regular basis.

The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we cooperate with other agencies and initiatives at local and national level. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Any successful job applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring service check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau check) at an enhanced level, in line with all schools across West Sussex. Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warning as well as convictions, spent or unspent.

More about Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8JE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1293 423690
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Welcome to the Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School. We are a Voluntary Aided Church school with a rich history and a reputation for excellence.  

The school was opened in 1969 by the Queen and is believed to be the first purpose buil...