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Job Ref No. ECC2812-225S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Grade C (£3,957 - £4,462)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Week beginning 22nd April 2024  

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Pay Range: Grade C (£3,957 - £4,462)
Position Start: As soon as possible
Contract Type: One day per week (Fridays), 8.30am to 3.30pm, term time plus INSET days
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14th April 2024
Interviews to be held: week beginning 22nd April 2024


Stifford Clays Primary School is a happy and positive school seeking to appoint a caring, effective and dedicated Cover Supervisor to join our friendly and supportive team. This post is one day per week (Fridays), 8.30am to 3.30pm (6 hours 10 minutes per week), 38 weeks per year (term time plus INSET days) and is a great opportunity for either an established Cover Supervisor or for a highly experienced Teaching Assistant who would like to build on their knowledge and skills.

Applicants should have experience of:

  • Supervising activities that have been set.
  • Providing feedback to the classroom teacher on the pupils' progress against lesson plans and conduct.
  • Keeping pupil-related records.
  • Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to school policies and procedures.
  • Collecting completed work at the end of the lesson and returning it to the appropriate teacher.
  • Providing additional support to teachers or carry out administrative tasks when not covering a class.
  • Acting as a role model, setting high expectations of conduct and behaviour.
  • Reporting pupil and school issues in line with school policies for health and safety, child protection, behaviour management etc.

Why Stifford Clays Primary School?

We are a community-focused school for 2 to 11 year olds, located centrally in the Stifford Clays ward of Thurrock. The original infant and junior schools were built in 1954 and were one form of entry. The school has grown hugely to accommodate 90 children in each year group. We have a resource base provision for children with autism.

Stifford Clays Primary School is an extremely happy and positive school. We are an Ofsted 'Good' school (2022) where ''pupils love coming to school'' and "pupils, staff and trustees show great pride in belonging to the Stifford Clays Primary School community."

Our personal development provision is 'outstanding'.


At South West Essex Community Education Trust, we are passionate about providing the best start in life for our pupils. We are united in the belief that every young person needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances.

We place our pupils' needs at the heart of everything we do and support our colleagues in delivering high-quality education. Our vision is to establish a national reputation for the quality of education we provide.

Our academies are united by the things that make us both similar and unique - the DNA that ties us all together. The SWECET DNA is made up of the following components: Developing our people, Nurturing our differences, and Aspiring for excellence.

We believe that our colleagues are our most precious resource to provide high-quality learning experiences for all our pupils. Our colleagues work hard to support teams in their own schools and across the Trust and in return, the SWECET Wellbeing Charter sets out our actions to support our colleagues.

If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. Visits from prospective candidates are warmly welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit, please email

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, online checks and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service

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

Whitmore Avenue
Stifford Clays, Grays
Essex, RM16 2ST
Telephone: 01375 373866

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