Contract Type: Full Time
Support Role:
Cover Supervisor
Salary: £18,039 - £19,757 (FTE £21,000 - £23,000)
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Billet Road, Walthamstow, London E17 5DP
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Cover Supervisor

Job Introduction

Opportunity to play a role in the development of our highly successful Academy.  We seek an outstanding and innovative Cover Supervisor. As the Cover Supervisor, you would teach lessons in the absence of their regular teacher. Work for the students will be provided. You will need to be able to work independently, with initiative, and be flexible.

We know that outstanding supervisors have transferable skills and are confident and effective in all aspects of their role but we also recognise that you will need support and challenge yourself so that you can grow to be the best you can be – we will make this happen.  You will relate to the Academy’s ethos of “the best in everyone” and enjoy working with a rich, diverse group of young people in a dynamic and vibrant learning environment. Walthamstow Academy is sponsored by United Learning. As part of the largest group of Academies and independent schools, we offer outstanding professional development and career progression across both the maintained and independent sector.

To conclude, we need someone who is passionate about making a difference, please get in touch.

Main Responsibilities

  • Supervise work that has been set by the teacher and respond to any questions from students.
  • Ensure students are aware of the learning objectives at the start of the lesson and are able to reflect upon their learning at the end.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure that students have equality of access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Provide feedback to the appropriate teacher including the work set and the students’ response.
  • Support the day to day work of the Academy as directed when not supervising classes – this will include break and lunchtime duties, invigilating exams and providing in class learning support.

Working for us

Walthamstow Academy opened its impressive new building in 2006 and since then we have achieved excellent results both at GCSE and at A Level.  In 2019, Walthamstow Academy students achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.4). At A-Level, our students achieve excellently with many of them progressing to Russell Group institutions. Because we are so successful, the school is now full and oversubscribed on first choices alone.

We do not achieve these results by accident. At Walthamstow Academy, we believe in the best in everyone. We have a relentless focus on high expectations and aim to identify barriers to success and provide necessary support as quickly as possible to ensure our students achieve. We do not accept excuses and always strive for the best.

The Academy is proud of its multi-cultural character and we celebrate the diversity of heritage in our community. 84% of our students are from minority ethnic groups, many coming from African, Caribbean, Eastern European, Turkish and Pakistani communities.

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About Walthamstow Academy

Walthamstow Academy is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Walthamstow, London. The school is sponsored by United Learning.

Walthamstow Academy offers students and staff superb state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge equipment across all learning areas (Art, Design & Technology, Humanities, ICT, Language, Mathematics, Performance, and Science) – providing the Academy with a spectacular 21st Century learning environment.

Our facilities include:

Over 70 light and airy classrooms, each with interactive whiteboards and broadband internet access
Ten fully equipped, custom-designed science laboratories
Four innovatively designed ICT suites
Several break out areas with computers that are accessible to all
A large Learning Resource Centre, packed full of books and computers
An interactive language laboratory
A large, modern sports hall
A fitness suite and dance studio
Two large all-weather sports courts
Large sports’ field with football pitches and an athletics track
A giant open plan art and textiles studio
A large assembly hall
A fully-equipped music suite with recording studio
Four large technology workshops, offering a range of exciting new vocational subjects
Our own television and radio stations
Dedicated Sixth Form private study and social spaces
A modern Dining Hall, offering a wide range of healthy food options
Large landscaped outdoor play areas
A locker for every student