Cover Supervisor

Catch22 Include Lowestoft
Ipswich, Suffolk
Contract Type
Full Time
£24,000 - £31,000 FTE per annum
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
10th March 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1305584

Job Description

We are looking for a Cover Supervisor for our Lowestoft Primary School to provide Education for pupils aged 5 to 11 years old. To cover lessons in the absence of the teacher. In addition, to work collaboratively alongside other classroom practitioners to maximize pupil progress for learners aged 5-11 and develop professional practice. To undertake other tasks to help the smooth running of the school such as oversee students on Directed Study, help manage the Inclusion Room etc.

You will be part of a small but effective team where communication and professionalism is paramount. The work, whilst challenging, is extremely rewarding. Primarily you will be required to teach, produce schemes of work and lesson plans. Building rapport with students/families/carers is key to this role and you will need to liaise with a variety of agencies to problem-solve student issues and barriers to learning.

As a Cover Supervisor in our school, your main accountabilities will include:

  • Teaching and learning:
  • Create an inspirational learning environment with high expectations of learner achievement, success and progression, respecting individual differences in culture and background and reflecting this in the environment of the classroom.
  • Deliver lessons/learning activities to individuals and groups of learners as required by the curriculum/timetable that:
  • Are informed by relevant and up to date subject, curriculum and pedagogical knowledge.
  • Reflect the wide range of needs of students within your classroom.
  • Use a range of teaching and learning strategies and resources in line with the school’s teaching and learning policy adapted to learners’ individual needs.
  • Explain the task and activities clearly to the learners, having regard to any health and safety issues that may arise (for example with the use of equipment). Provide further explanations as needed and clarify instructions and ideas as appropriate.
  • Implement and maintain systems for monitoring and evaluating learning activities to ensure they are effective and worthwhile and best practice is maintained.
  • Support and guide learners so that they can reflect on their learning, identify the progress they have made and set positive targets for improvement.
  • Maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of student’s progress using targets, tracking and other school systems.
  • Provide management information and other statistical data as required.
  • Maintain good order and discipline among the students, safeguarding their wellbeing. Set high expectations for behaviour and be responsible for behaviour management within your classroom and aiding in behavioural management across the school.
  • Build effective and supporting relationships with students and families/carers; embed that trust and support within the education process. Liaise with outside agencies as appropriate.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure effective pastoral support for learners.
  • Ensure the effective use of support staff within the classroom.
  • Undertake relevant administrative tasks associated with the teaching function including examination/accreditation entries for learners, register taking and invigilation.

Other duties:

  • Act as role model; champion Catch22 and the Education directorate’s vision and values.
  • Comply with Catch22 policies and procedures including safeguarding, child protection, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality.
  • Undertake personal and professional development activities and liaise with other staff so knowledge and best practice can be shared.
  • Any other duties that may reasonably be required to deliver this role.


  • A recognised higher qualification with significant experienced of teaching and planning with a willingness to work towards QTS.
  • Degree in related subject.


  • Experience of working with our cohort of young people including those with complex, high behavior and additional learning needs.
  • Extensive behaviour management experience with students who have complex needs and extreme behaviour.

Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 FTE per annum (£21,448.71 - £27,704.58 Pro Rata)

Contract: Term time only (41 weeks per year), 37 hours per week

Starting as soon as possible (subject to clearances) 

Safeguarding Statement:

Catch22 Independent school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

Catch22 Include Lowestoft

Catch22 Include Lowestoft