Purpose of the job:
Darton Academy are looking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to join our academy in January 2022. You will provide supervision of students within a secondary school. You will need to respond to questions, generally assist students to undertake set activities and to uphold standards of behaviour in the classroom. In addition to cover needs, there will also be a requirement to work alongside existing staff in specific curriculum areas providing general support for departments. This is a key role in supporting the day-to-day running of the school and the successful applicant must be IT literate and competent in using a variety of software packages.
The minimum actual pro rata’d salary per annum for this job starts at £17,822.19
This is an exciting time to join our school. Darton Academy joined Delta Academies Trust in October 2018 and we have started with confidence on the journey towards ‘outstanding’. As the highest performing secondary school in Barnsley for Progress 8, and one of the most improved schools in the country, we are making real progress already. We are a happy and vibrant school which serves the communities of Darton, Kexborough and surrounding areas. We are within easy reach of Leeds, Wakefield and Sheffield, as the academy is located minutes from J38 of the M1.
When you make your first visit to Darton Academy you immediately get the sense that it is more than just a school. The state of the art learning and sporting facilities, along with the purposeful and happy atmosphere are hard to miss. The school is continuing to develop its ICT infrastructure and use of mobile and new technologies to support and enhance learning.
All students are valued, regardless of their background or ability. We treat our young people with respect, and give them all the opportunity to achieve their potential. Our goal is for all our students to leave us as happy, well-qualified, confident young adults who go on to excel in the local sixth-forms, colleges, universities, and the wider world. We combine high expectations and high standards with a strong sense of kindness, inclusivity and enjoyment. Our primary focus is to instil a love of learning, and to encourage all students to be respectful, determined, hardworking, confident and ambitious through the Darton mindset of respect, responsibility and resilience.
You would be joining an academy that places learning at the heart of everything it does. If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience required for this position then we would very much like to hear from you.
For an informal chat about this position please call Darton Academy on 01226 232306.
Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed by appointment. Please call the academy to arrange your visit on 01226 232306.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To supervise student learning by delivering cover work that has been set in accordance with academy policy, following the supportive learning framework.
- To manage the behaviour of students while they are undertaking their work ensuring a positive and purposeful classroom environment is established.
- To respond to questions and generally assist students to undertake the set activities within the lesson.
- To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.
- To provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.
- To deal with problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures.
- To ensure that all work is collected and returned to the classroom teacher.
- To provide accurate and effective feedback and reports to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.
- To recognise student achievement in accordance with the schools rewards policy.
- To work with and liaise with the Learning Facilitator’s who may be supporting individuals within the cover lesson.
- To provide additional support to identified classes during times when cover lessons have not been allocated.
- To support lunchtime duties.
- To support whole school detentions
- To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person.
- To undertake the role of form tutor.
- To contribute to the invigilation of public examinations.
- There may be a requirement to work across the group of Delta academies in a cover supervisor capacity within the local geographical area by negotiation.
- During periods when no cover lessons are allocated, to fulfil other responsibilities as delegated by Principal and the Vice Principal.
- These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exhaustive nor exclusive as the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grading of the post.
- To be responsible for managing and organising cover for absent staff both teaching and non-teaching.
- To be responsible for organising and providing induction and support for supply staff both teaching and non-teaching.
- To be responsible for ensuring that safeguarding requirements and other relevant regulations are in place and adhered to including the completion and recording of necessary checks.
- To be responsible for the management and maintenance of the school diary
- To arrange and communicate day-to-day changes in staffing and rooming (eg: planning for timetable/staffing changes as a result of exams, in-house events, educational visits etc)
- To buy in additional cover as required
- To communicate unplanned absences to learning and faculty leaders/ line managers
- To ensure appropriate cover work is available for cover staff in line with academy policy
- To use the Sims system to keep a record of staff absence and provide accurate reports
- To work under the guidance of senior teaching staff to provide cover for planned and unplanned absence of teachers within the agreed system of supervision
- Undertake any other duties as reasonably required by the Principal.
- Contribute to the life of the school community, and to support its ethos and policies.
- Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
- Participate in appraisal, training and professional development as required
- Be aware of the responsibility for personal Health, Safety and Welfare and that of others who may be affected by your actions or inactions.
- Be aware of the specific issues relating to Health & Safety in your area and make appropriate assessments of any risk.
- Co-operate with the employer on all issues to do with Health, Safety & Welfare.
- To ensure strict confidentiality in all areas of work.
- To work and process personal and sensitive information in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018 including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.
- To ensure work is conducted in a way that protects the safety and security of information (e.g. strong passwords, reporting breaches, securing paper records, securely disposing of records).
- To understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare at all times, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately.
- To comply with the Trust and academy’s policies and procedures at all times.
To undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.
This job description may be subject to change, following consultation between the post holder and the Academy.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.
Experience and Knowledge
Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate
- GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths at Grade C (A/C)
- A recognised and relevant vocational qualification (NVQ level 3) and/or equivalent practical work experience (A/I)
- Working within a school and team environment (A/I)
- Highly organised and self-motivated, with the ability to manage time to ensure that deadlines are met (A/I/R)
- Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of people (A/I)
- Ability to work as part of a team (A/I)
- Ability to work independently, with good awareness of when to take initiative and when to check and confirm actions (A/I)
- Ability to be well organised and accurate in all aspects of the role with the ability to prioritise (A/I)
- Ability to work well under pressure and to respect sensitive and confidential work (A/I/R)
- Ability to form strong and effective working relationships with colleagues, within the academies and in partner organisations, even when working remotely (A/I/R)
- Ability to use other ICT packages as required (A/I/R)
- Diplomacy and discretion and the ability to appropriately manage confidential information (A/I)
- Proven ability to work as a team member to achieve goals in effective co-operation (A/I)
- To display a responsible and co-operative attitude to working towards the achievement of the organisation aims and objectives (A/I)
- Commitment to own personal development and learning (I)
- A commitment to abide by and promote the Academies’ Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies (A/I)
- The post holder will require an enhanced DBS (C)
- HLTA status (C)
- The ability to travel independently across the Trust (A/I)