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Cover Supervisor

Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: 12pm on Wednesday 12th October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Ratton School, Park Avenue, Eastbourne, BN21 2XR
Phone: 01323 504011
Email: info@ratton.co.uk
Website: www.ratton.co.uk

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor who is self-confident with good communication, behaviour management and inter-personal skills to supervise classes in the absence of teaching staff, setting work previously prepared by the teacher under the supervisory arrangements established by the school, and overseeing completion of that work in an environment conducive to learning.

Interest and experience in subjects to GCSE level would be an advantage as cover is provided in all subject areas with preferences and specialisms of specific subject areas being prioritised where possible within the existing team. When not on cover work you will be supporting lessons as required.

The successful candidate will need to work closely with teaching staff and departments to provide consistent and effective support in line with the requirements of this exciting and responsible role, which may suit recently qualified graduates or someone looking for a route into teaching.

To help you learn more about our school and this role please see the job description and person specification in the job pack. The person specification contains the criteria that the selection panel will use in the selection process, and they will be particularly interested in the unique qualities that you possess.

We offer an incentive package which includes:
• A comprehensive induction programme for new staff to the academy.
• On-going investment into your career development through appropriate CPD.
• Support and mentoring by a strong Senior Leadership Team and other experienced leaders.
• Access to the Bike 2 Work scheme allowing up to 42% discount on the cost of bikes and equipment.
• Full use of an employee assistance programme supporting wellbeing.
• Staffroom with complimentary tea and coffee.
• Subsidised membership of Benenden Healthcare (affordable alternative to private health insurance).
• On-site parking.
• Free Breakfast Club/After School Club place for staff children at Ocklynge School.
• Enviable setting and extensive grounds.

Please use the application form available at www.ratton.co.uk/vacancies Once completed it should be emailed to Lorraine Barrow, Trust Executive Assistant, at lbarrow@ratton.co.uk by the closing date. Please remember your supporting statement should set out how your experience to date fulfils the criteria set out in the person specification for this post.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Hatton, Senior Assistant Headteacher, at mhatton@ratton.co.uk or 01323 504011 ext 121.

Additional Information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/228983/27567

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £19,264 - £20,443 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 12/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • Ratton School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education