Contract Type: Full Time
Support Role:
Cover Supervisor
Salary: East Sussex Grade 5/6 - £19,698 - £21,322
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-16
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Rye Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN35 5DN
Ofsted Ranking: Requires Improvement 3


Cover Supervisor

We are looking to recruit a Cover Supervisor who, in the absence of the class teacher can cover lessons across a wide range of subjects. This includes delivering lessons in accordance with the work set by the teacher/Head of Department and also providing support for the Pastoral team.

The role will commence on 4th January 2022.

The person

We are looking for someone who:

  • has a drive for excellence and a desire to deliver lessons of an outstanding quality
  • is highly organised, motivated and committed to the role
  • has experience working in teaching or in providing support in the classroom
  • is a team member who will collaborate with colleagues to ensure a high level of communication both internally and externally
  • is flexible to the changing demands of the role
  • is able to build positive working relationships with students
  • has enthusiasm, presence and authority who can deliver consistently

About the Hastings Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

The Hastings Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16- year olds in Hastings, East Sussex. Our motto, Pride through success, runs through everything that we do. We are a modern and innovative school, with specialist classrooms and technology to support learning. Our team of talented professional staff are committed to maximising the potential of every child. We hold the Quality in Careers Standard, the national quality award for careers educations, information advice and guidance. We are renowned for our inclusivity and outstanding care of students. We offer 180 student places every year, with a total capacity of 900. We also host a special facility for up to 10 young people with speech, language and communication difficulties.

We can offer you:

  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and students.

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

​​​​​​​We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

Job Description

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About The Hastings Academy

My personal belief is that great or outstanding schools, that demonstrate continuous and sustained improvement, are built upon a solid foundation of highly qualified and committed team of staff. This can only be achieved through valuing staff and investing in their professional development. Here at The Hastings Academy we take great PRIDE in developing our staff; we ensure all staff receive an entitlement to a programme of professional development which supports their skill development and career. To facilitate this, we have developed an extensive range of training and CPD opportunities open to leadership, teaching and support staff in order to promote a culture of continued professional improvement and a climate where lifelong learning can flourish. We work in a collaborate way, drawing upon expertise from within our Academy, as well as from local, regional and national providers and a significant budget is allocated to support this vital work.

A number of these programmes include, NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH as well as Future Leaders with the view to ensuring that staff are in a strong position to be promoted internally as part of the Academy’s succession planning, as well as preparing for external posts. Here at The Hastings Academy, we are very ambitious for our students; they have lots of potential and with support from our parents, we are able to work in close partnership to ensure we are in a position to provide levels of support. We expect our students to take PRIDE in everything they do so they have an outstanding set of qualifications along with the life skills needed to make informed decisions about their current educational and future career choices. The Academy also believes that the school isn’t just about getting a good set of qualifications, as important as this is; developing discerning and enquiring minds and a sound general knowledge about living in a multi-cultural society is of equal importance. If you are successful with your application, you will be joining a vibrant and enthusiastic staff who are totally committed to improving the life chances of all of our students, through the provision of a balanced enterprising education built around academic rigour and the development of life skills. I sincerely hope that you decide to apply for the position advertised and I look forward to reading your application in the near future.