Contract Term: Fixed Term Contract until 31st July 2022 (due to additional funding)
Salary: BG8 £22,627 - £24,491 FTE
Hours: Negotiable - term time only plus inset days and an additional 5 days
Closing Date: Ongoing (Early application is advised as applications will be considered as they are received, and we reserve the right to appoint at any time in the process)
Interview Date: TBC
We are seeking two friendly and enthusiastic Cover Supervisors to work full time or part time (covering the hours of 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday). The role involves covering lessons for absent teachers (all lesson materials provided), tutoring small groups of students particularly in English and/or Maths, supporting additional learning interventions, and potentially delivering online learning. Part-time hours will be considered for the right applicant, please state preferences in the letter of application.
We welcome applicants for this role who are educated to at least A Level standard (or equivalent), but ideally with a degree, possess excellent interpersonal skills and are confident working with young people. We warmly welcome applicants who speak a community language in addition to English.
You must be able to build great relationships with students and staff, be calm and controlled, and able to follow our school systems. You will be working within a busy school environment and will need to have high expectations of managing behaviour, alongside kindness, flexibility and high resilience.
This role is ideally suited to someone with experience as a cover supervisor/ teacher, or alternatively to someone who is considering teaching as a career and is a confident and quick learner. We provide excellent professional development and learning opportunities. If you are thinking about becoming a teacher this is a fantastic first step for a fixed term post until the end of the school year.
Orchard is a seriously good school. Please read our Staff Prospectus to find out more about us and visit our website.
We are a friendly school, serving a richly diverse community in north Bristol. We are building success on our core ORCHARD values of being: Open-minded, Respectful, Creative and Curious, Healthy, Ambitious, Responsible and Determined. Our students are wonderful – they value our staff, knowing that you can make a real difference to their lives. The mission statement of the school, “inspire today, empower for life”, lies at the heart of all that the school does. We place no limits on our aspirations for our students.
- enthusiastic students, willing to learn and achieve
- excellent student behaviour and a calm learning environment
- a bright, happy place in which to learn and work
- a professionally stimulating environment which values the contributions of all staff
- a strong commitment to your professional development
- award-winning staff wellbeing with a very supportive staff body
If what we are doing resonates with you, and you are keen to work with us, please do apply. We warmly welcome your application.
The ability to converse at ease with pupils, parents and other users of the service and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Orchard School Bristol is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.