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Vacancy Details

Cover Supervisor

Lister Community School
GLPC Scale 6
Lister Community School
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
36 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/06/2020 at 09:00 AM
Lister Community School

An exceptional school: Our vision is a world class education for young people in Newham. Lister is an 11-16 comprehensive school at the heart of its community.  In our December 2018 Ofsted the inspectors found that the school has maintained the good quality of education and ‘made strong progress in many aspects of the school’s provision‘ since our last inspection in September 2013. Our many strengths are highlighted, including how students are ‘courteous and articulate’ and ‘say they enjoy school and value the wide range of opportunities they are given’. We are very proud that the report recognises our high aspirations, the hard work and good behaviour of our students, and the dedication and commitment of our staff.

Our Library is a central part of the school. One of our core school priorities is that every child should reach his or her chronological reading age. We have DEAR once a fortnight and every child in Year 7, 8 and 9 has a reading lesson once a fortnight. Tutor time is devoted to reading twice a week. The Library is a haven and place of learning at the heart of Lister, and was singled out by OFSTED for positive comment. This post is to enable the Library to continue and extend its work with students in the Upper School. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.

We would ideally like to fill this post as soon as possible – subject to completion of recruitment checks.



36 hours per week, term time only

Salary: GLPC Scale 6 - £23,489 (actual pro rata salary per annum)

Start times:  Monday and Wednesday 8:10am to 3:10pm

All other days: 8:20am to 3:10pm

Additional hours to be deployed through arrangement


We are seeking to appoint a skilled, enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Cover Supervisor to assist the cover team at Lister Community School as soon as possible.  Your main responsibility will be to provide cover for classes, supervising and delivering pre-prepared activities.  You will cover whole classes in the absence of a teacher and report to the Cover Manager. You will need strong classroom management skills or the ability to develop them quickly. You will also need to demonstrate confidence, strong interpersonal skills and flexibility. The post would suit graduates who have an interest in pursuing a future career in teaching or individuals who have previous experience of working with children.  You must be able to communicate and negotiate effectively with external supply agencies, if required.

This role will include:

  • Setting known and emergency cover using SIMs;
  • Managing Teaching Assistants, when required.
  • Giving feedback about the quality of cover;
  • Teaching cover lessons.
  • Liaising with external supply, as required

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Cover Supervisor then an application form can be downloaded directly from the TES website or Lister school’s website at:  http://www.lister.newham.sch.uk/vacancies/ or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311.  

Completed applications must be returned by email to: jobs@lister.newham.sch.uk

Completed application forms are required by: 09:00am on Monday, 1st June 2020

Interview date will be confirmed after shortlisting.

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.   Due to high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.

Equal Opportunities

The School has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.

How to apply

An application form can be downloaded below or Lister school’s website at:  http://www.lister.newham.sch.uk/vacancies/ or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311.  


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