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Cover Supervisor/Lead Practitioner

Court Fields School
Wellington, Somerset
Contract Type
Full Time
£23,893-£33,945 FTE
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
19th February 2024 09:00 AM
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Start Date
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1400295


Full time. Part time/job share considered

Monday to Friday

Term time, plus inset days (38 weeks)

Grade 11-13 (£23,893-£33,945 FTE) dependant on qualifications and experience

This is an exciting time to join a significantly improving school and one which 82% of parents would recommend the school to another parent. As a result of increasing the student numbers, and our Year 7 cohort for September 2023 being significantly oversubscribed, we are looking to expand our team at Court Fields School.

Our school is part of the Blackdown Education Partnership, we believe that our schools should sit at the heart of our communities; that there are no limits to what our children and young people can achieve; and that they should be great places to work and learn.

Court Fields’ staff and students are committed to improving rapidly to be a great school where every child, regardless of background, achieves well, feels they belong to our community and fully participates in school life to develop character and resilience to succeed.

The Cover Supervisor/Lead Practitioner has an important role within the school, supporting and supervising the learning of students when teaching colleagues are absent. In addition to this, Cover Supervisors are required to cover lunchtime supervision occasionally as well as supporting in various areas of the school when there are no lesson cover requirements. You’ll be an expert in deploying classroom management skills, enabling students to achieve their lesson objectives whilst offering appropriate support where needed and helping to assist the wider faculty when teaching staff are otherwise engaged.

The post does not require qualified teacher status, although applicants with this status are most welcome to apply and often people use this role as a stepping stone into teaching as a career. An enthusiasm for education and learning, and a commitment to supporting and working with young people are vital personal qualities for this role. Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential, as training will be provided.

What you can expect from us:

• Fabulous students who are motivated, interested, keen to learn and enthusiastic.

• A trusting partnership with supportive parents.

• An outstanding ethos where students achieve, have a strong sense of belonging and participate in learning, enrichment, and the community.

• A comprehensive induction process, tailored to your role and previous experience.

• A structured programme of targeted, whole school or bespoke professional development, including leadership development.

• A high-quality curriculum, developed across our Trust, with a commitment to a programme of school improvement.

• A range of development opportunities for career progression within the Trust.

• Opportunities to work with or in other schools.

• Friendship, support, and interaction with a vibrant and caring staff team with a commitment to improving children's lives.

• Strong leadership, a culture of high expectation and clarity of strategic school development.

• The chance to be a part of a sustainable project, with a focus on high quality education, ambition for every child and supportive staff.

You will be joining an ambitious, committed and hardworking team of staff who offer amazing support in an academic and pastoral sense and are relentless in their drive to make a genuine difference to and lasting impact on our young people, families, and the wider community. Court Fields has been rated as a ‘Good’ school at a recent Ofsted inspection where ‘staff morale is high’ and ‘pupils enjoy good relationships with staff.’

CVs are not accepted, please complete the application form in full.

Further details are available within the job description and person specification.


Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 19th February 2024

Provisional Interview date: W/C Monday 26th February 2024


Safeguarding Statement:

Blackdown Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Court Fields School

Court Fields School

Part of Blackdown Education Partnership

Blackdown Education Partnership