Cover Supervisor Full Time

Posted: 21.03.2024    Closes: 31.08.2024    Interview Date:

About the Job

Job overview

We are looking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to join our team and make an immediate impact. You will work both strategically and operationally to ensure the efficient and smooth running of our school cover requirements. Working in conjunction with the Vice Principal to ensure the effectiveness of the cover arrangements. The position would suit an applicant who has experience of being a cover supervisor and overseeing the management of cover in schools, or an individual who is considering a teaching career who is looking to shape their craft and develop skills in the classroom. We are looking for a proactive, forward thinker with strong planning and organisation skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for organising the daily cover rota for ongoing lessons for absent staff and contacting teaching supply agencies to arrange supply cover when necessary for lessons. In periods where cover is not required you will support the school as directed.  You will ensure that everyone undertaking cover, including agency staff, are sufficiently informed to do so effectively, providing induction information to supply staff.

As a Cover Supervisor in class, you will be responsible for supervising students during short term teacher absence and assist in preparing the learning environment and the materials required. You will cover lessons of any subject using the cover work set by the department, set high expectations to motivate and challenge students whilst managing behaviour effectively using school policies and promoting a positive learning environment.

What you offer:

  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Creative and be able to problem solve with high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience working with school MIS systems e.g. SIMS
  • Educated to GCSE A* – C (4 – 9) in Maths and English
  • Educated to graduate level is desirable
  • Work well under pressure

Who are we?

  • OIAMFS opened in September 2013 with just 60 year 7 students, we are now full and oversubscribed every year. We are based next to the iconic home of Bradford City Football Club, Valley Parade.
  • OIAMFS is part of the One In A Million family. One In A Million was established in 2006 as a charity that wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people in Bradford through sport, the arts and enterprise. Our name reflects our values: every child is valued and unique.

What we offer: 

  • We are a small secondary, mainstream comprehensive school, with approximately 375 students across five year groups, so our class sizes are smaller. This means every teacher knows every student and we all know each other which builds a strong team and community within the school.
  • A chance to change the lives of young people from deprived socio-economic backgrounds.
  • We place students at the centre of everything we do as a school.
  • We genuinely value our staff and fully support their development, wellbeing and career progression. We offer a wide range of CPD opportunities and really encourage staff in their professional development.
  • A range of benefits, include access to West Yorkshire Pension Scheme, cycle to work and discounted IT plans and we offer wellbeing support through Health Assured .

Please download the attached recruitment documents. You can visit our website to explore more about our wonderful school. Our doors are always open, so please feel free to organise an informal meeting and tour of the school if you are interested in finding out more. I look forward to warmly welcoming you to One In A Million Free School.

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**We reserve the right to interview earlier than the closing date if we receive a high volume of applications, this may result in the advert closing earlier than the date specified. Or the advert closing date may extend if we are still looking for experienced candidates.


One in a Million Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and appointment is therefore subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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  • Location: Bradford
  • Start Date: 01.09.2024
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary : NJC SCP 12 -18

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One In A Million Free School

One In A Million Free School

Cliffe Terrace, Bradford, BD8 7DX,

t: 01274 723439

One In A Million Free School is part of One In A Million which is a Bradford based charity that engages predominantly with disadvantaged children and young people, through Sports, Arts and Enterprise. Our core values of compassion, honesty, integrity and excellence are at the heart of all we do.
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