Cover Supervisor


Cover Supervisor
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The Portsmouth Academy
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The Portsmouth Academy
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Cover Supervisor

Salary: TSAT Pay Group 3 Pro rata £20,480 - £24,231 for hours and weeks stated (£22,818 - £26,997 FTE) 

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (Term time plus 1 week)

Closing date: 27/11/2022

Interview: TBC

We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to join The Portsmouth Academy. We require a proactive person to cover classes and support students to help with their learning, whilst maintaining our high standards of behaviour. You will engage with students and act as a role model. This is a fantastic opportunity for either experienced cover supervisors or for someone looking to gain teaching experience.

‘Pupils are happy at school and proud to be members of its community’ – Ofsted, 2022 

The Academy is focused on providing an inclusive education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. The Portsmouth Academy’s vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in both KS3 and 4, placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.

View the video below to gain an insight into The Portsmouth Academy and The Thinking Schools Academy Trust 

Your new role: 

  • You will Supervise classes for absent staff, delivering their lesson plans
  • Provide guidance and support to enable pupils to find answers to questions and tasks set, using knowledge of each pupil’s differing levels of development and ability to ensure progression and continuity.
  • Supervise individual or small groups of pupils undertaking teacher–led learning activities by co-ordinating and explaining basic instructions for the activity, adjusting activities within the scope of the lesson plan and learning outcomes in response to pupils’ learning.
  • Assist pupil achievement by monitoring learning against learning outcomes, informing the teacher and or SENCO of progress/problems so that adjustments can be made accordingly.
  • Support the development of literacy and numeracy skills of pupils from a wide variety of backgrounds

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances 

Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust 

What our Trust will offer you: 

  • With an outstanding Leadership and Management team, we are focused on providing our staff with bespoke CPD tailored to the stage they are at in their career.
  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • We place a strong emphasis on “Wellbeing for Staff” here at The Portsmouth Academy and were proud to previously receive the Wellbeing award at the Teach Portsmouth Awards.
  • A state of the art new building with fantastic facilities to house, art, music drama and humanities.  
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice.
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking in our staff car park

What you need to do now: 

If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. 

To arrange an informal conversation please contact Sue Wood Executive PA

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site, please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

Job Description - Cover Supervisor - TPA.pdf

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