Cover Supervisor

Status: 32.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, Term Time only at 192 days per year
Salary: Band E+, Actual Salary £18,892 to £20,904 (FTE Salary £24,702 to £27,334)
Location: Oakwood High School
Closing date: 13th July 2023, 12:00pm

Inspire Trust is a Multi Academy Trust based in Rotherham which also includes Oakwood High School, Sitwell Junior School, and Thomas Rotherham College.

Oakwood High School is an over-subscribed 11-16 High School with a strong emphasis on respect for all; we are a ‘well led’, ‘good’ school where ‘pupils enjoy attending’ and ‘the vast majority of parents would recommend’.

 We are looking to recruit an experienced and highly skilled Cover Supervisor who is able to provide cover supervision of students to ensure continued learning and access to learning resources across the curriculum in the absence of teaching staff. Is truly committed to supporting pupils to progress and achieve and have high aspirations for the pupils’ success. And will contribute to ongoing planning with imaginative and dynamic ideas to enhance pupils’ learning and create independence.

Excellent interpersonal skills are required for this post as our successful candidates need to demonstrate that they can build good rapport with staff and students alike. This post has come about due to the current post holders both securing positions as teachers. It is ideal for graduates with an interest in developing a career in teaching as the experience you can gain from this is first-hand.

 We Offer a supportive and successful school where staff work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all. And a positive working environment, we care about our pupils, and we care about our staff, all of whom know and appreciate that. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contributing to this culture and developing it further.

A Leadership School for ITT Provision and recognised by Sheffield Hallam University as “a school of excellent practice” for NQTs. CPD routes through a Core Leadership Development Curriculum with the Learners First Schools Partnership. All pupils and staff are provided with a chrome book.

 As a Trust we are truly community based and committed to developing a set of shared values through every aspect of our work. These values are the development of respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, resilience, reflection, risk taking and relationships.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 13 July 2023 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held week beginning 17 July 2023.  Applicants are required to apply via our online application form which is available on our website at

This position is permanent starting in September 2023.

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments; all applicants must complete an application form in full.

Inspire Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects
all staff, other workers, and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its workplaces. We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, right to work in the UK, an Enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)