Salary:  Bucks Pay Range 4 Point 21 to 25 (£24,717 to £26,744) Pro Rata

  • Permanent
  • Term Time Only
  • Hours of work – 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Are you interested in working in a classroom setting with students in a ‘Good’ school and one that continues to improve at a significant rate? 

We are seeking a highly resilient and motivated person to join our Cover Supervisor Team. Cover Supervisors are responsible for the management of classes when the regular teacher is absent, ensuring that learning is taking place and all students are making progress. You will be required to oversee classes across the full range of subjects although individual strengths will be utilised where possible. When cover is not required Cover Supervisors support in a range of other activities such as development of teaching resources in individual curriculum areas, creating display boards across the school or assisting the SEN Department. 

Flexibility in your approach, resilience, good listening and communication skills, having a positive attitude to young people and good organisational skills are required. Previous experience would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given. 

Working as a Cover Supervisor is an excellent route into teaching and getting you used to the classroom environment. Many of our Cover Supervisors have moved on to being full-time teachers in the school and are still with us. We welcome anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher either as a first career or a career change. 

We will offer you: 

  • Results above the national average across the school. 
  • A well-resourced and organised school. 
  • Personalised, supportive CPD, especially for those new to the role. 
  • Support so that you can flourish and be the best you can possibly be, whichever stage in your career 
  • Strong collegiate atmosphere 
  • Supportive and thorough induction programme for new staff 
  • A primary school with discounted nursery provision for staff 
  • Outstanding specialist facilities in all rooms 
  • 5 minute walk to a direct rail link to London Marylebone (40 minutes) 
  • State of the art gym available for staff use 

The Academy is at an exciting stage of development with an experienced Academy Principal. In Ofsted’s visit, January 2019, the school was judged ‘Good’ in all areas for the first time in the academy’s history. 

Quotations from the recent Ofsted visit January 2019: 

  • “Outcomes have improved because of strong subject leadership.” 
  • “The behaviour of pupils is good. There is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect across the school. Pupils’ conduct is calm and orderly.” 
  • “Staff morale is high. They believe that leaders and governors take staff members’ well-being and workload into account and they feel well supported by the school.” 
  • “Staff new to the school feel very well supported by their more experienced colleagues and the packages of training and support on offer.” 
  • “Comprehensive induction and training programmes offered by senior leaders and the link advisor ensure that they very quickly establish themselves in their posts.” 
  • “Pupils show a well-developed understanding and tolerance for others who are different from them. Tolerance and diversity are promoted well at Aylesbury Vale Academy.” 

Consequently, results are now at the national average for the first time in the Academy’s history with a Progress 8 score of 0.20. 

The successful applicant will have a passion about learning, have strong inter-personal skills, be resilient and have high levels of emotional intelligence. 

The school is improving at a rapid pace and this is a career defining opportunity for those who can play a pivotal role in enhancing the life chances of children and young people. The Academy, sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford, moved into new purpose built accommodation in September 2013 and is benefitting from state of the art facilities and teaching. Situated on the new Berryfields housing development, the Academy (including the Primary School) is set to increase its roll in the next few years. There are currently 1600 students on role including almost 500 in the primary phase. 

CVs will not be accepted unless they accompany a completed application form which can be downloaded for the Academy website or Buckinghamshire Council website. 

For further information, contact Mrs E Perrin, HR Lead at 

Safeguarding Statement 

Our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children will be reflected throughout the recruitment process and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.