Cover Supervisor, Wirral

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The Birkenhead Park SchoolWirral

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 5, scale points 6 – 11
Contract term: Permanent

Are you looking to establish your career in education in an ambitious school? 

We are looking for an outstanding individual with great ambition, passion and drive to help to transform the lives of our students. This role may be an ideal stepping stone to suit someone considering a role in teaching, or someone who may be considering working in education and a secondary school environment.

Role Profile

33 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Grade 5, scale points 6 – 11

projected actual gross annual salary £15,182 to £16,762

About the role:

You will join a team of energetic and passionate practitioners, supporting the education of our students to ensure they develop powerful knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life.  You will be responsible for a class in the teacher’s absence, ensuring that the lesson objectives set by the teacher are met.  You will supervise students throughout the lesson and manage behaviour, support students by answering questions and overcoming difficulties they encounter, leave accurate feedback for the teacher about the lessons you cover, and collect any completed work to pass on to the teacher. We are committed to cultivating a love of learning in our students, and invest heavily in the development of our staff too, with a carefully designed and high quality CPD programme that runs throughout the year.

About you:

The candidate will have the drive and capacity to thrive in this role and make a significant difference to our students’ school experience. You will bring energy, enthusiasm and a commitment to securing strong progress and raising achievement of all students. Experience of working with children and working within a classroom based environment would be beneficial.

A detailed Job Description is provided that details the scope and responsibilities of the roles.  A Person Specification is also included which states the required skills and experience of candidates.  

About us:

The School is part of the BePART Educational Trust which was set up by Birkenhead Sixth Form College, an Ofsted Outstanding post-16 specialist, recently awarded TES Sixth Form College of the Year 2018. The School and the College work together collaboratively to share and develop educational best practice and create an inspiring culture with opportunities for career development. The Birkenhead Park School aims to achieve “Ambition and Excellence for All” and we are committed to providing the best possible education for every student. The School is driven by the values of Positivity, Ambition, Resilience, and Thoughtfulness, and building character is seen as a fundamental priority in securing our students’ future success.

In May 2017, Ofsted recognised the significant progress the School has made in its journey of transformation. This has been further confirmed by a recent visit from the DfE and all roles are key to the continued improvement of outcomes and the development of quality of teaching.

In addition to the opportunities for career development offered by being part of the BePART Educational Trust, we are the only school on the Wirral to be working in partnership with The Ambition Institute. This exciting initiative is focused on developing our staff through high quality bespoke training that will support career development and offer a progression pathway to expertise.

How to Apply:

You can Quick Apply via TES, or application packs are available from

Completed applications should be returned to the HR Department by email to:

The closing date for receipt of a completed application form is:

Noon, Monday 16 September 2019.

The Birkenhead Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Applications will only be considered when submitted on a fully completed application form. All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

More about The Birkenhead Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Park Road South, Prenton, Merseyside, CH43 4UY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 151 52 1574
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