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Cover Supervisor

Updated: 3 days ago

Post Reference: 2387

Academy: Leeds City Academy

Job Title: Cover Supervisor

Grade C1 – Actual Salary £22,725 to £24,745

Hours: 37 Hours per week, Term Time Only plus 5 days

Accountable to: Assistant Principal - Assessment & Intervention

This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Leeds City Academy, one of the most rapidly improving schools within the Leeds area and county of West Yorkshire. We are an 11-16 academy and one of four schools within White Rose Academies Trust, a trust recognised nationally for its ground-breaking and transformational impact on the lives of the young people it serves. The academy had a Section 5 Inspection in May 2019 achieving an overall Good judgement with Leadership and Management judged as Outstanding.

Our highly motivated and talented students are at the very centre of everything we do and the shared mission of all our stakeholders is to work ‘In Partnership’ in securing the aspirations and ambitions of every one of our young people. Our academy is a unique and truly inspirational place to work, enhanced by our wonderful students who come from a diverse range of cultures, heritage and experiences; a significant proportion of students speak English as an additional language.

Our CPD training programme is highly respected by staff at the academy and is further enhanced by the various opportunities for professional development in all sectors.

Please apply if you wish to work for a Multi Academy Trust which values and supports the next move in your career. Come and join us on our journey to becoming World Class.


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

To contribute to the key objective of the academy development plan to raise standards of achievement.

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 ensure all students are engaging 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.

Part of White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds City Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students achieve ‘World Class’ status.

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 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.

Closing Date: Monday 29th January 2024, 9am*

Shortlisting: Monday 29th January 2024 or earlier*

Interview Date: Week commencing 5th February 2024 or earlier*

Start Date: To be confirmed, upon successful competition of pre-employment checks.

*Please note, shortlisted candidates may be called for interview prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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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