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Deputy Cover Organiser / Cover Supervisor


Copleston High School,GCE Trust

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£10,176 pa


Job share; 18 hpw, 42 weeks per year. Monday and Tuesday 8.15am - 4.15pm with a one hour unpaid lunch break; Wednesday 8.15am - 12.15pm.

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Job term: Job Share

18 hpw, 42 weeks per year. Monday and Tuesday 8.15am - 4.15pm with a one hour unpaid lunch break; Wednesday 8.15am - 12.15pm.

Copleston High School is a popular 11 - 18 mixed comprehensive noted for its caring and disciplined atmosphere. It was judged as a 'Good' school by Ofsted in January 2018. As a school we are committed to raising standards of learning and teaching within all subject areas. You will be impressed by the behaviour, ethos and outcomes of students across the school.

Acting as deputy to the cover organiser, you will be responsible for supporting the co-ordination all aspects of short-term cover for absent teaching staff, including daily deployment of cover supervisors. This role will involve taking telephone calls from staff early morning and late evening regarding absence, and then arranging cover.

You will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, as well as a good working knowledge of IT.

In addition, you will be required to take on the role of cover supervisor when not undertaking the deputy role. Your principal duty as cover supervisor will be to support teaching staff by providing classroom cover, implementing set work, monitoring students and reporting on progress during short-term teacher absence. Other duties could involve administrative / technical support to subject departments, examination supervision and accompanying school trips.
Induction and training will be provided.

If you are a good communicator and have experience of and a passion for working with young people in a learning environment; have GCSEs in English and mathematics or equivalent; the ability to encourage students to learn and to maintain discipline in the classroom, we would like to hear from you.

Principal: Mr A Green

Roll: 1,785 (includes 293 in the Sixth Form).

Application packs are available from the school website: or by phoning the school office on (01473) 277250.

Completed applications should be returned via email: or posted to the school, Copleston Road, Ipswich IP4 5HD. CVs are not accepted. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.