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Cover Supervisor

Winchester, Hampshire
The Henry Beaufort School
Term Time
3rd June 2020
Start Date
3rd September 2020
27th August 2020 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start date
3rd September 2020
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: TBC
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1104410

Do you want to be part of a school community on a journey from good to outstanding?

Do you want to make a difference to outcomes for all students?

Are you a recent Graduate with an interest in Teaching?

Can you inspire the next generation?

We are looking for graduates, from all disciplines, to work within our school as a full time cover supervisor 08:20-14:50 five days a week, term time only.


Our vision for the cover team is to provide a high quality learning environments that allows our students to continue making progress during staff absence. Within the role there will be a range of bespoke training and support available. Once training has been received you will be required to hit the ground running each morning with the ability to absorb and transfer information; working to specific instruction and lesson plans in providing a lesson to the students in your care and a continuation of their learning. You will be responsible for leading classes in subjects both within and outside of your subject knowledge. When there are no classes to cover you will be required to provide in-lesson support to students.

Who is this role suitable for?

This role is suitable for anyone with a passion for supporting young people or graduates looking to gain experience in the classroom before undertaking teacher training, previous experience of teaching is not required. A cover supervisor’s role is an excellent platform to experience teaching and be part of a secondary school environment.

The role will require someone who is able to think on their feet, remain calm at all times, be adaptable, have good communication skills, work independently, be committed to safeguarding and student welfare of young people from a range of backgrounds.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GCSE English and Maths at grades A-C or equivalent


Our school is committed to the high quality development of potential teachers. We have a good reputation for staff progressing into full time teaching roles by starting their training with us. We are affiliated with the Thornden LEARN Alliance, which offers ‘in-school’ teacher training as well as comprehensive CPD opportunities for existing staff. If you are interested please in future development please speak to us directly.

Your experience as a cover supervisor will enable you to build a portfolio and continue onto a PGCE or complete a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training course (SCITT).

We will provide in-school training and support for this role. The induction programme will enable you to gain experience in classroom and behaviour management, pastoral support and understanding the inner workings of a school.


We are currently looking to appoint one full time cover supervisor from September 2020 until September 2021. With a view to providing training during the summer term of this academic year.

If you are looking for a more flexible role please see our flexible cover supervisor role.

At The Henry Beaufort School, we share an inclusive ethos which focuses on challenge, enjoyment and success for all. We are proud to be a comprehensive school where there are ‘high standards’ [Ofsted May 2017] for all of our students.

The Henry Beaufort School is a medium sized secondary school offering students high Standards, an excellent education and high attainment.

Our core values are centred on independent learning. Our students are resilient learners who take pride in being confident, articulate young citizens. Our unique learning ethos and the impact it has on progress and attainment, has been recognised at national level.

Safeguarding Statement:

The Henry Beaufort School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
The Henry Beaufort School

The Henry Beaufort School