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Cover Supervisor

Somerset Square, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6RT
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple CE VA School
Term Time
£23,023 rising to £24,920 (actual £18,962-£20,525)
23rd September 2022
Start Date
To be confirmed
10th October 2022 10:05 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1269656

The Role

Are you our new permanent Cover Supervisor? This post is available as soon as possible..  

The School

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple is a successful and heavily oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational, Church of England, comprehensive school of over 1700 students, serving families from the whole of greater Bristol and beyond. We are located at the heart of the city and have a diverse student community with considerable parental support. 53% of students in the main school are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and 19% of students have been recorded as being entitled to Pupil Premium funding. We educate relatively high numbers of Children in Care. Our diversity is a strength and something we celebrate. The Redcliffe Sixth Form Centre currently houses approximately 700 students taken from our own school and from many other schools across the city.

Results and Reports

Over the last four years more than 80% of our students have achieved five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above and over 40% of students have achieved three or more GCSEs at grade 7 or above. We are in the top 20% of schools nationally for outcomes in English and Maths at GCSE and over the last three years prior to the pandemic our Attainment 8 score for all GCSE subjects is 55, putting us in the top 12% of schools nationally, while our Progress 8 score of 0.29 (3-year average) is consistently significantly above the national average. Our success is recognised in inspection judgements. Our two most recent Ofsted judgements were outstanding in all categories, and our three most recent church school (SIAMS) inspections were outstanding.

The Department

Our team of Cover Supervisors work to cover lessons in teachers’ absence. Work is provided either by the absent teacher or by their Head of Subject. Each Cover Supervisor is attached to one of our Main School Houses, where they help by taking a register should a Tutor be absent from school or by working as an Associate Tutor supporting students. In addition, Cover Supervisors lend other support by occasionally covering in the school’s Isolation Room or by helping Heads of House with filing. We provide excellent development for our Cover Supervisors with many going on to pursue careers in teaching, if they are not qualified already.

What we are looking for

Experience in the classroom is desirable.

Your contract will start as soon as possible. 

This post is 35 hours per week and graded BG8, term time only + 5 INSET days. The salary range for this job will be £23,023 rising to £24,920 per annum pro rata, which works out at an actual salary of £18,962 rising to £20,525.

Find out more about the School by visiting our website.

Why Work for Us

  • Excellent CPD opportunities (Five Counties Teaching Hub Alliance)
  • Free parking on site (some restrictions apply)
  • Central location (a 10 minute walk from Temple Meads station) with excellent transport links to all parts of the city and beyond
  • Excellent support from middle and senior leaders
  • Friendly community
  • On site swimming pool

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure & Barring check is required for the successful applicant.

At St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach, work and visit the school. We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for staff, pupils, parents/carers, governors and all those receiving services from the school, irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, colour, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, disability or marital status.  

Application Process

The closing date for receipt of application forms is Monday 10 October 2022 (by 10am). Please return your application form (and a Teaching Experience Sheet) by email direct to the email address in our covering letter

If you have not heard from us by the end of October, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. We may call for references as part of our shortlisting process.


Safeguarding Statement:

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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