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Job Ref No. ECC6911-168S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: UQ1-3
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/09/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: tbc  

Job Description

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Cover Supervisor

Unqualified Teacher payscale 1-3

Full Time

Required as soon as possible

Culture, Character, Commitment, Currency

We are looking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to undertake the delivery of high quality lessons across the academy, in the event that a member of teaching staff is absent. This role requires the delivery of pre-planned lessons provided by the teacher or Team Leader. Cover supervisors are required to deliver small group or one-to-one academic support to students, team teach in a supportive role when required and to assist with individual Academy support which may involve academic administrative tasks in addition to being on call and helping with behaviour support.

The ideal candidate would be someone with a track record of work with young people and someone wishing to start a career in teaching or student support. This is a great opportunity to gain classroom experience. In addition, this role would suit someone with previous teaching experience, looking to get back into the profession or to take a change in role. A dedication to delivering high quality lessons, a skill for working in a supportive role and an aptitude for organisation are the qualities we require in a successful candidate.

Colchester Academy is a secondary school located in the heart of Colchester, Essex, and recently graded 'GOOD' by OFSTED (2018). This is an incredibly exciting time in our journey, as we have just joined a local Academy Chain, South Suffolk Learning Trust (SSLT).

We are looking to appoint someone intent upon driving up standards, delivering excellent teaching and inspiring the same in others, and helping lead the school towards excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within Colchester Academy, a school committed to excellence in everything we do.

This role provides excellent opportunities for career progression and advancement. Colchester Academy is committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training, and the culture is one of equality and fairness built on relationships developed out of mutual trust and respect.

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To apply for this position an application form must be completed in full. Please also enclose a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post and the skills you will bring to the post.

If you have any questions or would like to visit the Academy, please contact Michelle Robinson, 01206 878878.

Closing date : Monday 28 September 2020

Interview date: tbc

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Colchester Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Information about the School

Colchester Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school situated in Colchester, Essex. Colchester Academy first opened in September 2010 and boasts a state of the art building with modern design and a wealth of technology. Smaller than average-sized for a secondary academy, the school will provide 1,200 places for students aged 11-16, when fully subscribed and prides itself on small class sizes, meaning increased one-to-one teaching. This is an incredibly exciting time in our journey, as we have just joined a local Academy Chain, South Suffolk Learning Trust (SSLT). The Colchester Academy school vision is to provide “challenge for all” and to support students from all backgrounds to gain skills and experience to facilitate their future choices. It challenges students academically as well as providing a range of opportunities for them to receive a well-rounded learning experience. The "no child left behind" approach is particularly important to the school: education moves at a pace that allows every child to thrive and help is given to students who feel they are falling behind. “Leaders and trustees are determined to improve the outcomes for pupils. As a consequence, in 2017, key stage 4 pupils' overall progress was above average. Relationships between pupils and teachers are strong and help pupils to learn well. Pupils feel safe in the school. Pupils are polite and courteous. Most pupils take pride in their work and wear their uniform with pride. The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils told inspectors that is it 'fine to be different' at this school. Pupils and parents say that joining Colchester Academy is a positive experience.”

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Michelle Robinson
Colchester Academy
Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester
Essex, CO4 3JL
Telephone: 01206 861217

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