Cover Supervisor

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Contract Type: Full Time

Start Date – 1 September 2024

Actual Salary – £20,231 – £21,862

Term Time Only, 32.5 hours per week

We are currently looking for friendly and enthusiastic Cover Supervisors. 

You will work under the guidance of teaching staff, to support pupils in and out of the classroom. You will be responsible for the supervision of whole classes during the short term absence of teachers. In addition, the successful candidate will also be required to undertake administrative duties, support in classrooms and undertake lunchtime duties in school. Cover Supervisors should have good communication skills as you will have to liaise between both students and class teachers. The school will rely upon you to make sure all work set is completed to a good standard, and to invigilate examinations as required.

The successful candidates will be:
– Confident and have a positive approach to working with children
– Keen to learn and develop professionally
– Able to work on their own initiative
– Pro-active team members, committed to raising standards and achievements
– Have a passion for education and raising the achievement of all children

Previous experience of work in a school and a working knowledge of Arbor would be a significant advantage, but is not an essential requirement. Excellent communication and ICT skills and the ability to work well as part of a team are essential.

Redbridge Community School is an Ofsted rated (2023) “Good” school in Southampton.  It is a special community to be a part of.  For staff, we offer:

  • A work/life balance that is envied by other schools– Your life outside school is just as important!
  • A true community school where it feels like you are making a difference
  • An ethos of care for students and staff alike
  • A leadership team that supports staff in all they do
  • An entitlement to a Private Health Care plan as soon as you join us
  • Local Government Pension Scheme

In June 2022 we were once more awarded as Platinum Investors in People School placing us in the top 1% of employers nationally. The following comments are from our 2019 and 2022 reports, and they sum up what it is like to work in our community:

“There is an underlying ‘family’ feel to the school, with everyone wanting to do their best for the students, whilst supporting one another in their development and wellbeing.”

Leaders invest heavily in their staff, for example they provide opportunities for staff to take care of both their physical and mental health.  Staff feel valued and like working at the school.  They comment favourably on Leaders’ attempts to reduce unnecessary workload, enable flexible working and respond positively to reasonable requests for compassionate or other leave.”

Please have a look at our website to find out more about how we can offer you a superb work/life balance.

Closing date for applications: noon 3 June 2024

Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide suitable references.

For any questions relating to this role please contact: Mrs Sarah Morris, HR Administrator by email to –

To apply for this role, please download an application from and submit electronically to stating which role you are applying for.


June 3, 2024