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Orchard School Bristol


Cover Supervisor

We are seeking a confident and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to work full time (8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday) on a fixed term contract, to provide a cover service for absent teachers. The role involves independently supervising classes/groups of students in lessons, in additional learning interventions, and potentially in online learning.

We welcome applicants for this role who are educated to at least A Level standard (or equivalent), but ideally with a degree, possess excellent interpersonal skills and are confident working with young people. We warmly welcome applicants who speak a community language in addition to English.

You must be able to build great relationships with students and staff, be calm and controlled, and able to follow our school systems. You will be working within a busy school environment and will need to have high expectations of managing behaviour, alongside kindness, flexibility and high resilience.

As this is a fixed term post, it is ideally suited to someone with experience as a cover supervisor/ teacher, or alternatively to someone who is considering teaching as a career and is a confident and quick learner. We provide excellent professional development and learning opportunities.

Orchard is a seriously good school. Please read our Staff Prospectus to find out more about us and visit our website.

We are a friendly school, serving a richly diverse community in north Bristol. We are building success on our core ORCHARD values of being: Open-minded, Respectful, Creative and Curious, Healthy, Ambitious, Responsible and Determined. Our students are wonderful – they value our staff, knowing that you can make a real difference to their lives. The mission statement of the school, “inspire today, empower for life”, lies at the heart of all that the school does. We place no limits on our aspirations for our students.

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