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Job Ref No. ECC8824736-185S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £20,236 to £21,664
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Cover Supervisor

Required as soon as possible

£20,236 to £21,664 actual salary (Point 13 to 17 Essex Scale 6)
32.5 hours per week (8.00 am to 3.30 pm daily) Ÿ Term time only

Are you considering a career in, or returning to, teaching? If so, Southchurch High School could have the perfect opportunity for you.

We are looking for a creative, self-motivated and confident person to join our dedicated team of cover supervisors. The successful candidate will cover lessons for absent teaching staff and work across the whole curriculum. You will supervise work that has been set by the teacher to ensure continuity of learning and manage the behaviour of students in the classroom to encourage an effective learning environment. No teaching experience is required; however, this role may suit anyone considering teaching as a career or someone returning to the profession.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

• High levels of literacy, numeracy and good communication skills.

• The vision and commitment to continually raise levels of achievement.

• Knowledge and understanding of the key principles in delivering a classroom lesson (desirable but not essential as training will be provided).

We can offer you:

• An extensive programme of relevant CPD for all staff.

• Working with a committed, hardworking and supportive team with the desire to raise student achievement even further.

• A strong emphasis on staff well-being and free access to external support agencies if needed.

• Free eye test vouchers for all staff.

• Cycle to work scheme.

• Free onsite parking.

• Very modern facilities, set in acres of grounds, located in a leafy suburb of Southend-on-Sea.

Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students achieve their full potential. The School's focus on achievement is the same as at every Partnership Learning School. The atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring.

Please note that the School can only consider completed School Application Forms and not CVs alone.

This is a public facing role and the successful candidate must speak fluent English.

Training will be provided and you will be expected to participate in ongoing professional development.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday, 19 April, 2024 (late applications may not be considered)
The School reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by close of play on Tuesday, 23 April, 2024.

In line with recommended practice in the statutory guidance "Keeping Children Safe in Education", the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available on-line.

Please visit our website to download an Application form. Alternatively contact the School by telephone on 01702 900777 or e-mail with your contact details. Completed Application Forms should be e-mailed to

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and operate safer recruitment practices and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. You will be asked to provide documentation, if shortlisted for interview, as proof of your identity and qualifications. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, Right to Work, pre-employment health check questionnaire and satisfactory references. If you have recently lived in a country other than the United Kingdom, clearance from this country will also be requested and a certified translation may be required.

Information about the School

Southchurch High School is an oversubscribed 11-16 mixed comprehensive school. We are fortunate to be housed in a spacious, modern building, one wing of which has been recently refurbished. We have recently moved into our new 4 court Sports Hall. These developments have helped to give the School a very positive future.

Southchurch High School is situated near one of Southend's many attractive Victorian conservation areas. The area benefits from being very close to the lively Southend town centre as well as a short walk from the attractive Cliff Gardens and the seafront.

Southend also benefits from superb transport links, the School is a short walk from Southend East train station on the Fenchurch Street line and Southend Victoria, on the Liverpool Street line, is just a short bus ride from the School. Both rail lines are less than an hour away into London. Southend also benefits from excellent road links and the rapidly developing London Southend Airport which flies to a growing number of destinations throughout Europe.

Southend is a lively thriving town with seven miles of seafront (with a number of Blue Flag beaches), the world's longest pleasure pier (1.25 miles in length!), a busy shopping centre, many diverse places to eat and drink, a world class diving and swimming centre and plenty of cultural offerings including two theatres and a number of museums and galleries.

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

Tracy Smith
Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS2 4XA
Telephone: 01702 900777

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