Barnes Wallis Academy is now recruiting for a Cover Supervisor. This role could be your next career opportunity.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.

We are driven to provide our young people with access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences we offer equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

About the role

We are looking for a talented person to be our cover supervisor, this is a key role working closely with our students and ensuring they receive excellent support. Have you got what it takes to cover all subjects on the secondary curriculum when the class teacher is absent? Barnes Wallis Academy is small secondary school in Lincolnshire with a strong community ethos and a friendly feel.

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    You will be:
    Delivering and explaining the work set to students

    • Responding to any questions relevant to the work set
    • Ensuring that the students have the materials they need to carry out the tasks set for them
    • Ensure a positive working atmosphere is maintained and that the work is productive
    • Taking class registers at the start of each lesson
    • Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the School’s policies

    and procedures

    • Following the school systems for achievement and behaviour issues related to lessons and

    recording electronically using the student management system

    • Collecting, if required, completed work after lessons and return it to the teacher.
    • Assist teaching staff in arranging classroom displays and materials.
    • Assist teaching staff with classroom administration and accurate recording of data on the

    student management system.

    • Attend relevant INSET staff training sessions and other ad-hoc meetings

    About our Academy

    We aim to give our students unrivalled opportunities and expect them to be fully involved in our Academy life and community, delivering their best in lessons and taking part in the extra-curricular opportunities we offer. Our curriculum is unashamedly academic and students are encouraged to do their best at all times.

    We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and our curricular and support teams are determined to deliver the highest quality teaching and learning experience where the needs of all our pupils are effectively met. Our pastoral support is outstanding and is a key feature of our caring, community ethos, where we encourage our students to develop into well-rounded young adults who are prepared for life beyond the Academy.

    Salary & Benefits

    • NJC8 £22,777 FTE per annum, £17,494.76 pro rata
    • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
    • Regional networks of Trust colleagues and access to key leaders in Education
    • Commitment to employee Health and Wellbeing including dedicated Employee Assistance Programme
    • Rewards and Recognition Scheme
    • Cycle to Work Scheme

    Who we are looking for

    Personal and/or professional development training relevant to this post.

    GCSE grade A*-C (or equivalent) of NVQ level 2 Maths/Numeracy/English/literacy/ ICTDeveloped listening and observational skills

    • Ability to maintain and promote positive relationships with children
    • Ability to relate well to students, be an effective role model and motivate students to achieve


    • Ability to raise standards of attainment and aspiration
    • Professional manner at all times
    • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
    • Strong numeracy and literacy skills

    About The David Ross Education Trust

    The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) mission is to give every child attending one of our schools a world-class education.

    Broadening the horizons of young people by inspiring students to become their confident, academic best via an education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities.

    Whatever your role you will contribute towards creating a rich and exciting learning environment that also offers our students an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

    Our aim is to be the country’s top-performing Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust runs 34 schools between London and Yorkshire, ranging from small rural primaries to much larger secondary schools in urban areas. We have an all through school in London based on the Olympic Park as well as a special school in Lincolnshire which caters for pupils aged 2-19 who have a diverse range of special educational needs.

    We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation’s vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

    Apply now

    To complete our on-line application form, please use the ‘apply here’.

    Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates’ details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re-opening the vacancy.

    The David Ross Education Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

    It is our objective to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential. We do not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of any protected characteristics.

    The David Ross Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo vetting appropriate to the post, including a social media presence check and Enhanced DBS check. The successful applicant will be expected to adhere to all safeguarding, welfare and health and safety policies and procedures of the Trust.

    All pre-employment checks are in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.

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