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Cover Supervisor

Required for September 2018

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague to complement the teaching staff and to cover occasional short term absences within the school. With the guidance of teachers, the successful applicant will supervise classes in carrying out the work they have been set and assist and motivate students in their learning. There is the possibility of further responsibility for the right candidate.

The Westgate School is an oversubscribed and successful school to the west of Slough. This is an exciting time to join us as our new buildings and expanding student numbers will bring new opportunities for us all. We are passionate about ensuring that our students are #equippedforlife, through our innovative curriculum and the wide range of experiences we provide for them. We are very proud to serve our local community and believe very strongly in our values.

You should ideally be educated to at least A Level, with a high level of literacy and numeracy skills. You need to be an excellent communicator, have sound organisational skills and be able to work confidently using your own initiative. While previous experience is not essential, knowledge of behaviour management strategies and how to motivate young people would be advantageous. The ideal candidate would have experience of working with young people either in a voluntary or employed capacity.

7:45 to 3:45 daily Monday to Thursday, 7:45 – 3:15 Friday (37 hours weekly)

Term time only plus INSET days (39 weeks)

Level 4 (starting point 19) Actual salary £17,430 per annum

Cover Manager

To start as soon as possible

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague to lead the Cover Team to ensure that they complement the teaching staff and effectively cover short term absence.  Under the guidance of teachers, the successful applicant will supervise classes in carrying out the work they have been set and assist and motivate students in their learning.   They will also be responsible for ensuring the effective deployment of the Cover Team and liaising with external agencies as and when necessary.  They will also ensure that the school diary is kept up-to-date with planned absences and school events.

You should ideally be educated to at least A Level, with a high level of literacy and numeracy skills.  You need to be an excellent communicator, have sound organisational skills and be able to work confidently using your own initiative.   Previous experience is desirable, as is knowledge of behaviour management strategies and how to motivate young people.   An understanding of SIMS would be beneficial although training will be available for the right candidate.   

 7:45 to 3:45 daily Monday to Thursday, 7:45 – 3:15 Friday (37 hours weekly)

Term time only plus INSET days (39 weeks)

Level 4 (starting point 19) Actual salary £17,430 per annum plus additional responsibility payment

Closing date for both posts is the 25 May 2018 at noon

Interviews will take place as suitable applications are received

Previous applicants need not apply


Contributory Pension Scheme and Health Cash Plan included with all vacancies

The Westgate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All staff are expected to be aware and follow the advice and guidance according to ~

'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016'

You will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance for all positions

Application forms should be emailed to Mrs S Venturini - sv@westgate.slough.sch.uk