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Cover Supervisor

Job Start: As soon as possible
Location: The Woodroffe School Lyme Regis
Salary: Grade 7 (Point 8 – 14) £22,777 – £25,409 i.e. £11.81 – £13.7 per hour
Closing Date: 9am Monday 5th June 2023

We require a part time, permanent, term time only, Cover Supervisor to supervise and support students who are engaged in pre-prepared lessons during the short-term absence of their usual class or subject teacher. This is a non-teaching post and recent experience as a Teaching Assistant or similar post within an educational establishment would be desirable.

A willingness to undertake training and relevant study would also be an advantage. Primarily the post is based in a classroom or other learning environment. There is also a requirement to work as a Co-tutor.

Completed applications to be sent to Mrs Racheal Rattenbury (Head’s PA & Personnel Manager) or directly at

Unfortunately, we are not always able to contact unsuccessful applicants individually. If you have not heard from us by 14 days after the closing date of this advert, please assume that your application has not been successful.

The School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The school will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. All aspects of social media and internet searches will be conducted. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to download an application form.

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