Cover Supervisor

Updated: Nov 25

Leeds West Academy

Grade: C1- Actual Salary £19,370 - £21,386)

Hours: 37 hours per week, term time only plus 5 days

Accountable to: Cover Manager


Leeds West Academy is a school with a remarkable sense of community and a strong and safe culture, a place where staff and students can thrive. As judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ in May 2019, teaching is strong and the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled. Since 2016, results have improved year-on-year, and are now consistently above national averages in most areas. In 2022, our students secured the best results in the school’s history. In short, there is no better time to join Leeds West Academy, as a colleague, a leader or as a student.

Leeds West Academy is a fabulous place to work, accommodated in £30 million pound world-class facilities which opened in late 2011. As part of the White Rose Academies Trust (a member of the Luminate Education Group), we have a strong reputation of being a caring and supportive organisation. The academy also benefits from an exceptional in-house Trust CPD programme, driven by the latest in educational research, focused on the development of all professionals in the organisation at each career stage. Colleagues train with us, grow with us and progress with us.


To provide cover for the short-term absence of teaching staff and support teams in other areas such as the development resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide cover supervision for the short-term absence of teachers

  • To use specialist skills/training/experience to support students' learning

  • To establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations

  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom

  • To support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs

  • To encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all students in activities

  • To promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance

  • To provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement

  • To establish an appropriate learning environment in lessons

  • To work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lesson/work plans as appropriate

  • To monitor and evaluate student responses to learning activities within a supervised lesson

  • To provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required to the teacher on student achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence

  • To be responsible for keeping and updating academy records contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested

  • To undertake the marking of students' work, which has predetermined answers and involves no element of professional judgement or assessment and to accurately record achievement/progress

Part of White Rose Academies Trust, Leeds West Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of ‘World Class’.   

We're securing our 2025 vision for ‘World Class’ by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of West Yorkshire. 

We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society. 

White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students. 

The trust currently employs over 500 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on innovation, leadership development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups. Our Beginner Teacher Programme is amongst the best in the region. We are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as World Class within five years.

White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group, other members include Harrogate College, Keighley College, Leeds City College and Leeds Conservatoire. The Group provides expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond. 

Closing Date: Wednesday 7th December 2022 at 12 noon

Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 7th December 2022

Interview Date: w/c 12th December 2022

Start Date: Upon successful completion of pre-employment checks

For more information, please visit our website at

To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.

White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.

Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.


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