School Cover Manager
Ofsted Good School
The Education Network has recently met with a fantastic academy in Washwood Heath who are looking for a Cover Manager to start immediately. This brilliant school has a fantastic culture and ethos due to the relatively new Head improving morale at the school and encouraging a work/life balance. As being part of Core Education, they have a brilliant resource base.
- Manage the staff cover system to ensure continuity in teaching and learning.
- Keep records on covers completed by individual staff to ensure that school policy is adhered to.
- Liaise with supply and recruitment agencies in engaging appropriately qualified supply staff to cover absences and temporary vacancies.
- Organise the appropriate deployment of teachers, supply staff and cover supervisors to cover absences and emergencies.
- Act as the main point of contact for any problems that may occur in relation to cover.
- Provide staff with cover details at the start of the day and when emergencies occur.
- Ensure that cover work has been set, including materials, registers and resources.
- Provide a daily cover sheet, updated as required, to relevant areas and members of staff, with the intention of moving to an electronic system using the school's Management Information System (SIMS).
- Monitor the effectiveness of supply staff as per school policies and procedures, informing the line manager of any concerns.
- Advise the line manager, the senior leadership team and the governing body on matters relating to cover arrangement.
Support for the School
1. Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
2. Be aware of and support difference to ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
3. Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
4. Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other teachers and support staff to support achievement and progress of pupils.
5. Attend and participate in regular meetings.
6. Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
7. Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others.
8. Provide appropriate guidance and supervision and assist in the training and development of staff as appropriate.
Support for the Pupils
1. Establish an appropriate learning environment in cover lessons.
2. Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
3. Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations, using the school rewards policy where appropriate to promote positive behaviour and achievement.
4. Implement agreed learning activities as provided by the teacher/Head of Department
5. Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
6. Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
7. Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities.
8. Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
- Experience of working with young people and supporting them with their learning
- Experience of working with adults including good communication skills
- Experience of working in a school and an understanding of its core purpose and routines
- Evidence of working in a busy environment
- 5 GCSE/O Levels A-C
- 2 A Levels
- ICT qualifications/competence
- Proficient in the use ICT and an aptitude to develop new systems
- Verbal and written communication skills appropriate to the need to communicate with colleagues, students and other professionals
- Managing and monitoring a budget, and providing required reports
- Ability to absorb, understand and disseminate a wide range of information and deal with confidential issues appropriately
- Ability to effectively maintain records and systems
- Full working knowledge of relevant polices/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation e.g. safeguarding
- Working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies
- Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes
- Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
- Ability to relate well to children and adults
- Work constructively as part of a team
- Initiative and ability to prioritise one's own work and make informed decisions.
- Able to follow direction and work in collaboration with line manager and establishment's Leadership Team.
- Able to work flexibly to meet deadlines and respond to unplanned situations.
- Efficient and meticulous in organisation.
- Desire to enhance and develop skills and knowledge through CPD.
- Commitment to the highest standards of child protection and safeguarding.
- Recognition of the importance of personal responsibility for health and safety.
- Commitment to the school's ethos, aims and its whole community