Temporary Cover Supervisor


Required from 1 September 2022.

Governors of this popular, successful and highly over–subscribed 11-16 High School are seeking to appoint a committed, personable and motivated temporary Cover Supervisor to contribute towards the efficient operation of the school.  We require an enthusiastic and hardworking person who is committed to delivering a high-class service when providing cover for short term staff absences.

This post is temporary to cover the maternity absence of the current postholder and hours of work are 37 per week over 5 days, term-time only plus 5 days.

This role will involve taking responsibility for lessons on a day to day basis for any absent teachers.  Work will be set for students and your role will be to ensure the work is completed and to manage the students’ behaviour in line with the school’s policy.  There is no specific requirement to be familiar with the subjects you cover as you are not required to teach.  When no cover is required you will support the school’s Student Support Team.

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 the 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’. 

We have a strong system of staff training in place aimed at developing the very best practice while 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 wellbeing of everyone in our school community, and to ensuring a work / life balance for our staff.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Application forms and further details are obtainable from the school website http://www.eltonhigh.bury.sch.uk and returnable to Mrs J Green, Headteacher’s PA, The Elton High School, Walshaw Road, Bury, Lancs, BL8 1RN (email: greenj@eltonhigh.bury.sch.uk) by 10:00am on Friday 1st July 2022. 

The Elton High School