Senior Cover Supervisor, Camden

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

The UCL Academy, CamdenCamden

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible (Dependent on notice period)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £28,314 - £29,798
Contract term: Permanent

Salary: UCL Academy Pay Scale SO2 SP 32 £32,592. Actual salary: £28,314.90

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time, Term Time Only

Location:          Swiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

Start Date:        As soon as possible (Dependent on notice period)

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding” OFSTED 2016

Are you an ambitious and enthusiastic individual with great leadership qualities? Would you be interested in working in an academy that offers unique links to UCL and an innovative connected curriculum and collaborative approach? If yes, we encourage you apply for the position of Senior Cover Supervisor at the state-of-the-art UCL Academy. Proudly rated Good by Ofsted in all 4 categories in June 2016, The UCL Academy is a mixed 11-19 Academy that opened its doors in the heart of the London Borough of Camden in 2012.  We offer iconic state-of-the-art facilities, training and development opportunities and the chance to work with the latest innovations in classroom technology.

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We Offer:

• State-of-the-art classroom technology – including our unique Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration; theatres for interactive teaching talks by visiting academics;

• Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development and intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning; 

• A whole school wellbeing strategy and designated Academy Wellbeing Lead;

• An exclusive partnership with UCL where staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources;

• Suitable IT equipment for all teaching and support staff;

• A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, free counselling and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide;

• Cycle to Work scheme with ample space for bike storage.


This Senior Cover Supervisor position will suit applicants with outgoing personalities with the highest levels of professionalism and dynamism, who are looking for an exciting and rewarding role, looking to gain further classroom experience, team management experience or considering a long term career in education.  A calm temperament and experience of working with children is important, as well as the ability to manage a whole classroom environment at secondary level, acting as a strong role model for the UCL Academy pupils. The successful candidate will have excellent skills in behaviour management, adapting teaching and learning approaches and self-management.

Main duties will include:

• Ensuring that cover supervisors and cover lessons are appropriately supported and monitored within the agreed system of supervision;

• To supervise whole classes and small groups as requested during the absence of teachers;

• To collaborate with administrative staff, Senior Leaders and Cover supervisors and to oversee the smooth running of cover lessons and school systems such as ELED (Every Lesson Every Day);

• To liaise and communicate regularly with Cover Supervisors to ensure the quality and consistency of cover lessons across the Academy.

You Will:

• A knowledge and understanding of the procedures and practices related to Cover Supervision.

• Knowledge of, and ability to use a range of strategies to deal with classroom behaviour as a whole and also individual behavioural needs.

• To have the highest standards at all times to ensure maximum progress and outcomes for learners.

• To be familiar with and able to differentiate work according to individual needs when appropriate.

Salary: UCL Academy Pay Scale SO2 SP 32 £32,592. Actual salary: £28,314.90

How To Apply:

To apply please complete and submit a detailed application form, through the link provided. If you have any questions regarding the role you may contact Zaheer Ahmad, Recruitment Coordinator at 0207 449 3086 for further information. Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 9 December 2019 and you must be available to attend on this date.

Closing Date:   9th December 2019 at 12pm

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful. 

Zaheer Ahmad c/o The UCL Academy, Adelaide Road, Camden London, NW3 3AQ

E:     T: 020 7449 3086

More about The UCL Academy, Camden
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, Camden, London, NW3 3AQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 449 3080
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