Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Grade 5, Actual salary £15,057 - £16,795
04 May 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Trent Campus, St Mary’s Drive

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL

Tel: 01283 239936

Principal: Mr N A Holmes, BA NPQH

11-18 Co-educational: 2096 on Roll: 346 in the Sixth Form

This is a superb opportunity to join the support staff of this vibrant and successful Academy Trust. 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and versatile person for the following role at our Sixth Form Campus:



Grade 5, Actual salary £15,057 - £16,795

37 hours per week, Mon-Fri (term time only)

We are looking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to work in our Sixth Form Campus, to act as a Cover Supervisor during teacher absence, taking responsibility for students who are carrying out work set by the teacher. The successful candidate will also support in the Independent Study Centre guiding students in conjunction with a qualified teacher/Sixth Form Learning Mentor, to support intervention strategies with underperforming students. This will include setting up individual action plans, monitoring student performance, and supervising these students in extra timetabled study periods in the ISC (Independent Study Centre), when not covering.

Although linked to the Sixth Form Campus, the post-holder can be required to work as a Cover Supervisor in any subject or campus. The post-holder is required to be flexible as the cover schedule is determined on a daily basis, and the post-holder will be required to work across all campuses. Specialist subject knowledge is not essential, but key attributes are flexibility and an approachable and positive manner.  Cover is determined on a daily basis, and when not assisting in the classroom, you will be required to support in administrative tasks, preparation of resources/materials and contributing to extra-curricular activities.   This post is full time, term time only.

The de Ferrers Academy has gained a reputation for high levels of academic achievement, demonstrated by another extremely successful year for our students at GCSE and A-level.  We have a positive ethos and excellent staff/student relationships, together with a commitment to the personal and professional development of our staff.    In recent years, the Academy has developed a national reputation for innovation and success in Learning technologies and ICT.   The Academy is an Apple Regional Training Centre, with 1:1 use of iPads for all Key Stage 4 and 5 students.  

All prospective candidates are very welcome to visit the Academy, to tour and meet with members of the faculty, and meet with our students.  We are situated on the rural outskirts of Burton upon Trent, within easy access of Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby.  As the academy of choice for our local area, you will feel part of a supported community and, most importantly, a warm and friendly environment in which to educate our young people.  We offer an employee reward package which includes car leasing discounts and our own independent travel consultant.  To apply for this role, please complete a support staff application form.  This can be accessed via the Academy’s website, or alternatively please contact Samantha Lawless on 01283 247700.   Please note completed applications should be received by 9:00 am on the closing date.

Closing date: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Interview date: Thursday 24th May 2018


This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.