Cover Supervisor (Early Years) Autumn 2022

Salary NJC grade 4/5 (Points 7-15 £23,400 - £26,985 per annum  FTE)
Hours 08:30 - 15:30, Monday - Friday 32 hours per week (Actual £17,682 per annum)
Contract Permanent. Term time only plus 3 additional days 44.326 weeks
Start Date ASAP

LEO Multi Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and motivated Cover Supervisor to work at Cheam Common Infant Academy. 

A Cover Supervisor will provide supervision of classes across the curriculum in the event of the  absence (planned or unplanned) of the teacher, ensuring that pupils are engaged in pre-set  work, managing pupil behaviour and ensuring a safe environment.

Cover Supervisors will take on a range of support duties and will provide consistent and high quality support, intervention and cover for teaching staff for periods of absence. 

The successful candidates will be flexible and have a solution-focused approach to their work, understanding that cover may need to be provided at short notice. 

This is an excellent opportunity to build upon your existing skills and responsibilities and would suit a confident Teaching Assistant with a Level 3 qualification. Opportunities for CPD will be considered with career progression to a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.  

This role is predominantly required for our busy and thriving Early Years for this academic year, but please note that our team members may be required to work across different year groups and locations depending on the Trust’s needs and following discussion with you. 

The successful candidate will be able to support individual pupils and groups in a caring, patient and compassionate way, ensuring their pastoral and academic needs are met. You will work excellently as part of a team, have good communication skills, be enthusiastic, fair and kind. It is essential that you are able to follow school procedures. It would be desirable to have experience of working with children with additional needs. 

A suitable qualification is required for this role, such as meets the ‘full and relevant’ criteria for Early Years qualifications (a minimum of an approved L3 qualification). 

All applicants should detail how you meet the aspects of the Job Description and Person Specification

Informal conversations are welcomed; please contact the Trust’s HR Team on 020 8337 1844. 

We can offer you a range of benefits, which can be found on our website here

Candidates are encouraged to submit their application forms as soon as possible. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the closing date on appointment of suitable candidates.

Closing date, shortlisting and interviews:  Ongoing

Interviews: Wednesday 31st August

About Us

LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with further checks as appropriate to the role and applicant circumstances. 

LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members. 

Employees working in any role that requires them to communicate with pupils, parents, guardians, staff and / or members of the community, must be able to speak fluent English to enable the effective performance of the role and to ensure that they are able to abide by their safeguarding responsibilities.