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Cover Supervisor for The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

Job description

Teaching Personnel is working with a, cross phase Multi-Academy Trust that operates in two hubs; Medway and Portsmouth. The core purpose and ambition of trust is to transform the life chances of young people through the application of a cognitive approach to education.

The trust is made up of a family of schools including Primary Schools, Grammar Schools, High Schools and Comprehensive Schools. The schools work together to transform the life chances of all our children and young people. They share a common mission to nurture successful children who are confident and can think and act independently. Their cognitive approach to education defines them but does not create a 'one size fits all'.

All trust academies, whether converter or sponsored, are equal partners in the Trust and are automatically part of the New Horizons Teaching School Alliance. Therefore, all schools have access to the same level of support and services that the Trust provides. The Trust prides itself on the very high quality of support and services it is able to provide to all its schools for both its students and teachers, these include:

  • Academic support e.g. Specialist Leaders of Education in specific subjects and Key Stage leadership and strategic planning to support students.
  • Pastoral support e.g. the Trust employs its own safeguarding and attendance officer to support all schools.
  • Fantastic NQT programme & new staff CPD programme
  • Access to MSc courses
  • Have a strong ethos of nurturing staffs talents from the moment they join a school. One of their schools based in Portsmouth are looking for Cover Supervisors on an ad hoc and longer term basis who can continue to contribute towards the schools academic success. They are currently recruiting for full time and part time cover supervisors.
  • The successful candidate will:

As a consequence of their supportive ethos and ambition to transform the life chances of young people all of their schools, sponsored or converter, have seen improvements in student outcomes since joining the Trust. For example, in 2016 The Portsmouth based schools results were nearly twice as good as they were when the school joined the Trust a few years ago with 64% of students now achieving 5 A*-C including English and Maths.

One of their schools based in Portsmouth are looking for Cover Supervisors to cover lessons when usual staff are absent on an ad hoc and longer term basis who can continue to contribute towards the schools academic success. They are currently recruiting for full time and part time cover supervisors.

  • Have a degree in an academic or sports subject
  • Have experience of working with children 11 plus
  • Be committed to the schools cognitive learning approach
  • Be committed their continual professional development
  • Have a desire to want to train to teach in the future

If you are looking for either a flexible or more permanent position at school ran by a trust who are innovative with a main focus of improving the life chances of all of their students where then we would like to hear from you!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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