Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant
 

 

Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

 

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer

 

Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant needed to help shape an exceptional school

New all-through mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge.

Location: Ilford, Redbridge

Start date: As soon as possible

Deadline: 9am Sunday 1st September 2019
Salary: £23,577 to 25,746 pro rata per annum (Actual salary £20,710 to £22,615)
Hours:
36 hours per week (Part time also available), term time only plus one week (40 weeks)

 

In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The secondary school has grown, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students with specialist status in mathematics and music. In 2014 the primary phase opened, welcoming 90 reception-aged pupils. This too will expand each year until full in 2020.

 

In June 2014 and  in October 2018, the school was judged to be outstanding in all categories by OFSTED.

 

This is a unique opportunity to join a team of committed staff striving to create an excellent comprehensive school. We are looking for a dedicated Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant to supervise whole classes across the academy, during the short-term absence of teachers. In addition, this role will provide in-class support alongside class teachers when not required to take classes of absent colleagues.

Our ideal candidate will:

· have experience of working effectively with secondary aged pupils

· have a clear understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities

· be highly organised, have strong numeracy and literacy skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt quickly to different classroom settings

·be skilled at supervising students and establishing a constructive, safe and ordered atmosphere in the classroom

· be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses

· have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils.

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Isaac Newton Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you.

 

To apply, please visit http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/vacancies  and complete your application by 9pm on Sunday 1st September 2019.

If you have any technical issues with the application form please contact our recruitment team on 0208 911 66567. For a candidate information pack or an informal, confidential discussion please contact Antonia Olanrewaju, Recruitment & HR Administrator, on 020 8911 6656 or hr@isaacnewtonacademy.org.       

 

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checkJob Description: Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant

 

Reporting to: Assistant Principal
Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: £23,577 to 25,746 pro rata per annum (Actual salary £20,710 to £22,615)
Hours: 36 hours per week, term time only plus one week (40 weeks)
Disclosure level: Enhanced

           


The Role

To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers, giving instructions for the lesson and ensuring good order is maintained and all pupils are kept on task in order that outstanding learning takes place.

To feedback to teachers whose classes have been covered to ensure that seamless continuity of teaching and learning takes place.

To facilitate Harkness lessons (student-led discussion seminars)

To provide support within other teachers’ lessons when not supervising cover lessons or facilitating Harkness lessons.


Key Responsibilities

· To give instructions for the lesson as provided by a teacher

· To maintain excellent order and ensure that students are on task and making good progress in their learning

· To supervise and support  students with in learning activities

· To lead Harkness sessions with students in consultation with the class teacher

· To support individual students or small groups as directed by the class teacher when providing in-class support

· To act as a role model and set and maintain the highest  standards of conduct and behaviour

· To liaise with Heads of subject where additional support is needed

· To provide feedback to the teacher on the conduct of the lessons covered, the learning that took place and the progress made by students

· To keep appropriate records as agreed with the teacher

· To support the SEN team with supervising Independent Learning detentions

· To uphold and follow consistently all the Academy’s policies, protocols, procedures and lesson routines, including implementation of the Positive Behaviour For Learning Policy

· To make appropriate use of equipment and resources, including ICT

· To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

· To respect confidentiality at all times

· To liaise with the line manager as appropriate.

Academy Culture

· To help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships by maintaining a presence around the Academy

· To help develop an Academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement

· To demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of the Academy’s community

· To actively promote the Academy at all times

· To contribute to discussions at meetings

· To contribute to the writing and implementation of the Academy Improvement Plan

· To be active in issues of student welfare and support.

Other

· To undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Assistant Principal or Principal

· To meet the expectations of all INA staff as laid out in the Staff Expectations Policy

·To uphold all Academy polices with consistency and diligence.

 

Person Specification: Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant

Qualification Criteria

· Right to work in UK

· Educated to at least GCSE/ A level or equivalent (minimum GCSE C grades in English and Mathematics)

· Educated to degree level.

Experience

· Experience of working with children of a relevant age in a school setting

· Experience of effective student behaviour management.

Personal Characteristics

· Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others

· A firm and constant belief in the unlimited potential of every student and a commitment to inclusive educational provision

·Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence

·Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students and providing equality of opportunity

·The ability to enthuse and inspire others

·The ability to consistently deliver outstanding cover lessons

· Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and recognition

· Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills

· Resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement

· Acting as a role model to staff and students

· Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice

· The ability to develop positive relations with students and adults

· The ability to work effectively alone and as a part of a team

· Excellent listening skills

· Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ICT skills

· Strong organisational and time management skills and a flexible attitude towards work

· The ability to take personal responsibility, a readiness to reflect and self-evaluate, and the ability to change, develop and improve

· Confidence and self-motivation

· The ability to work well under pressure

· High levels of honesty and integrity

· A sense of humour and desire to have fun

· Ability to adapt to change and work successfully in a team

· Patience and emotional resilience.
 

Specific skills

· Excellent numeracy and literacy skills

·  Excellent written and verbal communication skills: able to communicate effectively with students and colleagues

· Ability to supervise students and establish a constructive, safe and ordered atmosphere in the classroom. 

 

Other

· Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

· Commitment to providing equality of opportunity

· This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

· Willing to attend training appropriate to the post.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 

Location
Ark Isaac Newton Academy
Salary From
£23,577
Salary To
25,746
 

 

Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

 

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer

 

Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant needed to help shape an exceptional school

New all-through mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge.

Location: Ilford, Redbridge

Start date: As soon as possible

Deadline: 9am Sunday 1st September 2019
Salary: £23,577 to 25,746 pro rata per annum (Actual salary £20,710 to £22,615)
Hours:
36 hours per week (Part time also available), term time only plus one week (40 weeks)

 

In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The secondary school has grown, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students with specialist status in mathematics and music. In 2014 the primary phase opened, welcoming 90 reception-aged pupils. This too will expand each year until full in 2020.

 

In June 2014 and  in October 2018, the school was judged to be outstanding in all categories by OFSTED.

 

This is a unique opportunity to join a team of committed staff striving to create an excellent comprehensive school. We are looking for a dedicated Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant to supervise whole classes across the academy, during the short-term absence of teachers. In addition, this role will provide in-class support alongside class teachers when not required to take classes of absent colleagues.

Our ideal candidate will:

· have experience of working effectively with secondary aged pupils

· have a clear understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities

· be highly organised, have strong numeracy and literacy skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt quickly to different classroom settings

·be skilled at supervising students and establishing a constructive, safe and ordered atmosphere in the classroom

· be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses

· have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils.

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Isaac Newton Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you.

 

To apply, please visit http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/vacancies  and complete your application by 9pm on Sunday 1st September 2019.

If you have any technical issues with the application form please contact our recruitment team on 0208 911 66567. For a candidate information pack or an informal, confidential discussion please contact Antonia Olanrewaju, Recruitment & HR Administrator, on 020 8911 6656 or hr@isaacnewtonacademy.org.       

 

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checkJob Description: Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant

 

Reporting to: Assistant Principal
Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: £23,577 to 25,746 pro rata per annum (Actual salary £20,710 to £22,615)
Hours: 36 hours per week, term time only plus one week (40 weeks)
Disclosure level: Enhanced

           


The Role

To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers, giving instructions for the lesson and ensuring good order is maintained and all pupils are kept on task in order that outstanding learning takes place.

To feedback to teachers whose classes have been covered to ensure that seamless continuity of teaching and learning takes place.

To facilitate Harkness lessons (student-led discussion seminars)

To provide support within other teachers’ lessons when not supervising cover lessons or facilitating Harkness lessons.


Key Responsibilities

· To give instructions for the lesson as provided by a teacher

· To maintain excellent order and ensure that students are on task and making good progress in their learning

· To supervise and support  students with in learning activities

· To lead Harkness sessions with students in consultation with the class teacher

· To support individual students or small groups as directed by the class teacher when providing in-class support

· To act as a role model and set and maintain the highest  standards of conduct and behaviour

· To liaise with Heads of subject where additional support is needed

· To provide feedback to the teacher on the conduct of the lessons covered, the learning that took place and the progress made by students

· To keep appropriate records as agreed with the teacher

· To support the SEN team with supervising Independent Learning detentions

· To uphold and follow consistently all the Academy’s policies, protocols, procedures and lesson routines, including implementation of the Positive Behaviour For Learning Policy

· To make appropriate use of equipment and resources, including ICT

· To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

· To respect confidentiality at all times

· To liaise with the line manager as appropriate.

Academy Culture

· To help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships by maintaining a presence around the Academy

· To help develop an Academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement

· To demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of the Academy’s community

· To actively promote the Academy at all times

· To contribute to discussions at meetings

· To contribute to the writing and implementation of the Academy Improvement Plan

· To be active in issues of student welfare and support.

Other

· To undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Assistant Principal or Principal

· To meet the expectations of all INA staff as laid out in the Staff Expectations Policy

·To uphold all Academy polices with consistency and diligence.

 

Person Specification: Cover Supervisor/Learning Assistant

Qualification Criteria

· Right to work in UK

· Educated to at least GCSE/ A level or equivalent (minimum GCSE C grades in English and Mathematics)

· Educated to degree level.

Experience

· Experience of working with children of a relevant age in a school setting

· Experience of effective student behaviour management.

Personal Characteristics

· Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others

· A firm and constant belief in the unlimited potential of every student and a commitment to inclusive educational provision

·Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence

·Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students and providing equality of opportunity

·The ability to enthuse and inspire others

·The ability to consistently deliver outstanding cover lessons

· Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and recognition

· Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills

· Resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement

· Acting as a role model to staff and students

· Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice

· The ability to develop positive relations with students and adults

· The ability to work effectively alone and as a part of a team

· Excellent listening skills

· Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ICT skills

· Strong organisational and time management skills and a flexible attitude towards work

· The ability to take personal responsibility, a readiness to reflect and self-evaluate, and the ability to change, develop and improve

· Confidence and self-motivation

· The ability to work well under pressure

· High levels of honesty and integrity

· A sense of humour and desire to have fun

· Ability to adapt to change and work successfully in a team

· Patience and emotional resilience.
 

Specific skills

· Excellent numeracy and literacy skills

·  Excellent written and verbal communication skills: able to communicate effectively with students and colleagues

· Ability to supervise students and establish a constructive, safe and ordered atmosphere in the classroom. 

 

Other

· Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

· Commitment to providing equality of opportunity

· This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

· Willing to attend training appropriate to the post.

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.