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Job Ref No. ECC5459-717 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Essex Scale 6 point 13 - 17
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Brentwood County High School
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood, Essex CM144JF
Wishes to appoint a

Cover Supervisor
Essex Pay Scale 6 Point 13-17
(£20,228.10 - £21,766.21 per annum)
+ outer fringe allowance of £537.56

35 hours per week
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break

Start Date: September 2024
Are you looking for that next step into a role that could offer you entry into the exciting and rewarding world of teaching?
A new opportunity has arisen, for a Cover Supervisor to join our fantastic team of Cover Supervisors. Brentwood County High School (BCHS) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed Cover Supervisor to deliver good lessons to pupils in order to cover lessons of absent colleagues, and to support learning in line with the school curriculum, codes of practice, school policies and student wellbeing.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, personable and able to communicate effectively, and maintain a calm and professional manner, under pressure. This role would ideally suit someone with previous school based experience or educated to degree level, but it is not essential.

This position will involve:

Supervising classes and supporting pupils, to ensure they are engaged in learning activities
Delivering cover work set by the class teacher, whilst keeping students on task
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom
Act as a role model, setting high expectations of conduct and promote positive pupil behaviour, to create a safe and inclusive learning environment
Providing feedback to the classroom teacher on the pupil's progress against lesson plans, conduct of the lesson and keeping pupil related records
Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school's policies and procedures in relation to health & safety, welfare and wellbeing and safeguarding
Collecting any completed work after the lesson and returning it to the appropriate teacher
Provide additional support to either teachers in classrooms, departments or to carry out administrative tasks when not covering a class or at quiet periods
To establish positive relationships with the pupils in lessons being covered

The successful candidate will have:

Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to be efficient and adaptable
Excellent written skills with the ability to multi-task
Excellent communication skills, with a positive and helpful attitude
The ability to work independently and on their own initiative
The ability to remain calm under pressure and remain positive
The ability to follow safeguarding procedures and prioritise students welfare

Due to increasing student numbers, Brentwood County High School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint additional staff. Following our "Good" Ofsted rating in June 2022 and several years of excellent student outcomes, demand for places in Year 7 and Year 12 has been rising. In December 2023, we will be excited to open the final stage of our £27 million DFE heritage building project. This will provide new state of the art learning environments - including new science, sporting, technology, and art facilities - whilst also retaining the character of the original school buildings that date back over a century.  

BCHS is a Co-operative Academy which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our individual young people. BCHS is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:

Motivated and polite pupils, whom have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament
Staff are aided by extensive and wide ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues
Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education

BCHS is located in the heart of Brentwood, near to the town centre, a short distance from the train station, where its 25 minutes to Liverpool Street Station. The school, which also includes a large sixth form campus and achievements at KS5 have been a key strength at BCHS. Parking is available on-site and there are good transport links by both rail and bus. BCHS is just over two miles from the M25.

Brentwood County High School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school can offer:  

Recognition of continuous service 
Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
Excellent CPD opportunities
Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
The support of an experienced family of schools 
National Conditions of Service 
Access to the Employee Assistance Programme 
Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work life balance

If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or alternatively you can request a visit of the school or speak to Sophie Neal or call 01375 648901. As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.

BCHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted.  This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust ( or Essex School Jobs.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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

Laura Girling
Shenfield Common
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood
Essex, CM14 4JF
Telephone: 01277 238911

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