Cover Supervisor

30 hours per week, term time only (40 weeks) worked between the hours of 8.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday.  Grade D – Step 1 £23,703 FTE, Actual Annual Salary in the range of £16,860.

Deer Park School opened in September 2021 initially with four forms of Year 7 and will grow to full capacity of seven forms of entry over the next seven years.

The Cover Supervisor role offers the successful candidates the perfect opportunity to become involved in the learning of young people. This can be a career in itself, or serve as a springboard to a teaching career or other work with young people in the future. We support our cover supervisors’ specialisms about which they are passionate, whilst also providing breadth of experience. A specific interest in working within a certain Key Stage (i.e only years 7&8) could be considered. The ability to work as a team and learn new skills is more important than previous experience, and full training will be provided.

Duties include supporting a mixture of classes during the absence of the regular class teacher, setting the work provided, monitoring/managing behaviour and keeping students on task as well as supporting teachers in the classroom. You will have high standards of expectation, deliver lively and engaging lessons from existing plans and support students by responding to questions. Although you will not be teaching, ensuring the students keep on task is most important, so good classroom management is essential.

Benefits of working for our trust include:

  • Friendly and sociable colleagues
  • Staff membership rates to our modern Leisure Centre
  • Free on-site car park
  • Good transport links
  • Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
  • A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
  • A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Deer Park School website Completed application forms should be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs P Weston, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing dateClosing Date: Midday Monday 5th June 2023.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.