Cover Supervisor – Harleston Sancroft Academy


Posted on: Friday 26 May 2023 | St Benet's MAT

Harleston Sancroft Academy, Wilderness Ln, Harleston IP20 9DD

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to supervise classes of pupils/students when teaching staff are on short-term absences.

Trust: St Benet’s

Academy Name: The Harleston Sancroft Academy

Vacancy Job Title: Cover Supervisor

Pay Scale: SCP7-11 (Scale E)

Annual Value: £22,369 – £24,054 pro rata

Pro-Rata Value:  £16,828 – £18,096 per annum

Full Time/Part Time: Part time

Hours per week: 32.5 hours

Term Time: TT + 1 week

Start Date: September 2023

This post would be ideal for a graduate interested in teaching and requiring experience in a school before applying for teaching training next year. Furthermore, we would be very interested to hear from ECT’s who are yet to secure a teaching role but are keen to remain working in schools prior to embarking on their ECT.

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to supervise classes of pupils/students when teaching staff are on short-term absences.  Work for the lessons will be set by teachers. An induction programme will prepare you for the role and on-going training will be provided. The ideal candidate will be keen to work across both the primary and secondary phases; however, the position will be based in our secondary phase.

We are extremely proud of our ethos and the very positive relationships which exist at the school. The Harleston Sancroft Academy, part of the St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust, is an oversubscribed, inclusive and very successful 3-16 Church of England all through school in South Norfolk where children thrive and achieve very well. Children are supported to flourish and grow with responsibility and resilience. The primary and secondary phases are located approximately half a mile apart.

You should:

  • Have relevant experience of working with children across the 3-16 age range. However, if you feel you have transferable skills and are looking for a new challenge then please tell us these in the personal statement of your application
  • Have good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Be able to establish positive and supportive relations with all children
  • Be able to use your initiative to support learning
  • Be flexible and able to work in a team situation
  • Have the energy, drive and enthusiasm to inspire

We offer:

  • A great working relationship with staff and students
  • An extensive ‘in house’ CPD programme
  • The support of an informed and active Local Governing Committee and Trust
  • A very supportive and encouraging Senior Leadership Team
  • Close collaboration throughout the Multi Academy Trust
  • An opportunity to work in a good location where the cost of housing is attractive
  • Membership of Health Shield health care plan

“The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Sancroft as a Church of England school are outstanding.”  Church Schools Inspection 2017

“The SLT at this school lead with an extremely strong sense of passion and belief in what they are doing and why. The school fosters a great sense of community and it is clear that the SLT has the student’s needs at the heart of every decision. It is a great place to work and the students are fab!” (Recent staff survey, 2021)

“The school has evolved to where it is today with dignity, strength and kindness at its heart” (Recent parent survey, 2021)

“Wellbeing of all staff is put first, especially in the current climate which we have all struggled with. All staff work incredibly hard, which makes Sancroft a special, caring, working environment that it has been and is today!” (Staff survey, 2022)

Closing date: Monday 19 June 2023

How to apply

If you inspire young people and adults and are committed to raising standards in a thriving, good humoured and forward moving environment, please visit the vacancies page on our website for further information and an application form. Applications should be submitted to Emma Johnson, School Business Manager at

The post-holder will need to be able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing in order to undertake the requirements of the role.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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