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Job Ref No. ECC0-142S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 6 Spine 12-17
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Paxman Academy

Cover Manager

Pay Range: Scale 6, Points 12-17

Actual Salary: £19,263 - £21,268

Start Date: September 2022

The Role

Due to the continuing growth of the school, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to manage the daily planning activities of the Cover Department, assigning cover in the mornings, and supervising whole classes during the short-term and long-term absence of teachers. The post holder will also line-manage the Cover Supervisor team and to secure supply staff as/when required.

Paxman Academy opened to Year 7 students in September 2019 and is a co-educational, fully comprehensive 11-16 Academy with a PAN of 180. It is a heavily oversubscribed school which is held in high regard in the community.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

● Organise required cover for absent teaching staff on a daily basis, including arranging for supply staff from agencies when required and ensuring a process for meeting and greeting supply teachers, providing them with adequate support/training on the day.

● Provide monthly return paperwork for supply staff costing.

● Plan large cover events (Rewards trips, drop down days, meetings etc.)

● Produce and arrange distribution of the daily cover sheet.

● With line manager, review and make recommendations for change to the school's Cover Policy, including quality assurance of cover work provided and raising issues with appropriate Faculty/Subject Leads.

● Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health and safety, security, confidentiality and GDPR, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.

We're looking for you if you have :

● A good standard of education (ideally Maths/English GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent);

● Experience of working in a school environment or in a supervisory role with young people will be an advantage;

● A commitment to high standards of achievement from students and yourself;

● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act on your own initiative as well as work well with others

Why work for Paxman Academy?

We can offer you:

● A competitive salary

● Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish

● Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

● Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme and Pension Scheme

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website

To Apply

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Closing date: Midday 30th May 2022

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Information about the School

Paxman Academy opened in September 2019 and admitted 180 Year 7 students in the first year.

Paxman Academy is committed to providing an ordered, stimulating learning environment in which all students are encouraged to achieve their best. It is determined that all students should be valued through the provision of a broad, relevant, balanced and challenging curriculum that caters for individual needs; this is encouraged within an atmosphere of mutual respect. The Academy recognises its role within the broader community. It is determined to maintain a STEM focus throughout the curriculum and across extended learning opportunities. It identifies learning as a lifelong process and values the contribution made by parents and others to the creation of a partnership. Within this partnership, and through learning opportunities provided, students will develop skills, attitudes and values that prepare them to accept the challenges and responsibilities of adult life.

Paxman Academy embraces the values of The Sigma Trust to ensure that all students will fulfil their potential and transform life chances for all.

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

Sigma Trust HR Team
Paxman Avenue, Colchester
Essex, CO2 9DQ
Telephone: 01255 750913

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