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Cover Supervisor

Oakbank School are looking to appoint an inspirational Cover Supervisor who shares our belief in the highest standards of academic attainment in a comprehensive setting.

Location: Oakbank School, Reading
Salary range: £22,462 - £23,369 FTE (Actual £19,234 - £20,011)
Contract term: Permanent
Full time/term time: Full time
Start date: 1 January 2022
Applications deadline: 7 December 2021

If you enjoy working in a school setting and have a confident can-do attitude, or you are a future teacher looking to gain some classroom experience, then this Cover Supervisor position will be the ideal job for you as you develop and build your career in teaching.

If appointed you will deliver pre-planned lessons to release staff for professional development opportunities and to cover for short-term absences.

The successful candidate will also support learning by providing technical assistance through the preparation and day to day maintenance of teaching areas. The post would appeal to individuals who are self-directed and have good interpersonal skills.

Main duties and responsibilities


  • To ensure that cover is organised on a daily basis and that disruption to students learning, due to staff absence, is minimised.

  • To provide supervision of classes in the absence (short term) of the subject teacher

  • Supervise classes as a classroom supervisor

  • Liaise with subject leaders & other staff regarding staff absence & cover

  • Meet and greet supply staff, provide them with school information including a map. Provide lessons for the day with registers and photos of students.

  • Monitor quality of lesson plans provided by the teachers for the cover lessons, report back any issues.

  • Keep up-to-date on legislation regarding cover issues in schools

  • Contribute to school self-evaluation regarding cover, training and staff absence 


  • Communicate the school vision effectively to the general public and generally act as an ambassador for the school

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the Principal

  • Ensure compliance with responsibilities as laid out in the school’s Equal Opportunity Policy and take an active role in promoting equality and diversity

  • Undertake such other duties as reasonably correspond to the general character of the post

  • Attend team meetings as appropriate

These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exhaustive nor exclusive as the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grading of the post.

More information about this exciting opportunity can be found in the enclosed job description and person specification. To apply for this role, please complete the enclosed application form and return to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.