Temporary Cover Supervisor

Required from 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Governors of this popular, successful and oversubscribed 11-16 High School are seeking to appoint a committed, motivated and enthusiastic Temporary Cover Supervisor (Grade 8) to cover the maternity absence of the current postholder. 

The successful applicant will be employed to work 37 hours per week (term time only + 5 additional days).  You will gain experience across all departments/subject areas and be a key support for the school during absences by joining a dedicated and supportive team.  You will provide high quality cover and supervision to classes of students across the KS3 and KS4 curriculum during the absence of the classroom teacher, ensuring that the work set is completed so that students are on track with their learning and behaviour is managed effectively.

The Elton High School is a significantly oversubscribed school with a tradition of excellence.  Our most recent Ofsted inspection (February 2022) reiterated the strengths that had been confirmed in the previous report (2017) and are firmly embedded across our school.  The inspection team noted that ‘pupils are proud to attend’ Elton with an established culture of ‘high aspirations for what pupils can achieve’.   Our students achieve well, with inspectors being particularly impressed with the climate for learning and behaviour of our students – their ‘positive behaviour at all times is characteristic of the respectful culture of this school [and] their positive conduct reflects leaders’ high standards’. 

The success of our school is built on the expertise of our high-quality staff.  We have a strong system of staff training in place aimed at developing the very best practice, moreover we have a constant focus on ensuring that all of our team feel supported to give of their best and to have a work life balance. We pride ourselves on taking a proactive approach to promoting the well-being of everyone in our school community and consistently review opportunities to further promote staff well-being.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and experienced Cover Supervisor to contribute to our next steps in pushing Elton to realise its potential as one of the very best schools in the Greater Manchester area.

The school has excellent transport links with the M60, M61, M62 and M66 Motorways crisscrossing the area plus the Metrolink Light Rapid Transit system with a fast and frequent service from Bury centre through Manchester city centre to East Didsbury.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the DBS. Please note that, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Further information can be provided by our School Business Manager, Mrs Joanna Filkins, via email filkinsj@eltonhigh.bury.sch.uk   Also, please do not hesitate to contact her if you wish to arrange a visit to the school.

Please visit our website for further details and to download an application pack. 

Closing date: 10.00am on Friday 23 June 2023.

The Elton High School