Cover Supervisor

Type of Position:Cover Supervisor
Salary:Bexley 7.1 £22,244 – Bexley 7.4 £23,286
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2024 at 12 noon


Start Date: As soon as possible

Grade: Bexley 7.1 £22,244 – Bexley 7.4 £23,286

(actual annual salary)

31 hours per week/39 weeks per year

Hours of work: 8am to 3pm. Monday to Friday

The Governors wish to appoint a conscientious and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to start as soon as possible.  The suitable candidate would work under the direction of a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  The main responsibilities of the role are to provide daily Cover Supervision as required.

The post is both rewarding and challenging, requiring flexibility and commitment to ensuring that suitable cover is provided for each lesson.  The ideal candidate will have previous experience of the work undertaken by a Cover Supervisor and able to cover lessons on a daily basis themselves, setting work and managing behaviour as required.

Our school motto ‘Believe and Achieve’ represents our unwavering commitment towards our pupils and staff becoming the very best versions of themselves, achieving their full potential. As a school, we set our standards high and do not compromise.

The opportunity for personal development and progression at Hurstmere is key to our success. An active commitment to staff development through a strong and consistent focus and dialogue around teaching and learning pedagogy makes this an ideal position for candidates committed to being the best practitioner they can be.

Hurstmere School is a popular, non-selective secondary academy for boys aged 11 – 16, serving the local community of Sidcup.  It is a special place, with a strong sense of community and a determination to succeed in all that we do.  The school is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a “culture of vigilance” to safeguard and protect all in its care.  There are policies and procedures in place, including safer recruitment procedures.  All staff and volunteers are expected to uphold this safeguarding commitment.   Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, Online check and other employment checks. 

Hurstmere offers a supportive and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity.  We expect everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and of each other.  Our pupils are expected to be ready to learn, to work hard and to celebrate their own and each other's achievements.  We have staff who are devoted to providing the best education and pastoral care possible, and pupils of whom we are extremely proud; this mix creates a school that is a pleasure to work and learn in. 

We are committed to a strong home-school partnership and believe the whole community can contribute to the progress of our pupils as they journey through Hurstmere School, to sixth form, apprenticeships, university, the workplace and beyond. 

To apply please complete the application form available from the School website and either e-mail to or send a paper application to Hurstmere School, Hurst Road, Sidcup, Kent DA15 9AW.  For further information please email Mrs R Card – Office Manager on

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than Friday 14th June 2024 at 12 noon. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. 


Title Date  
Application Form Support M22 20th Jan 2023 Download
Cover Supervisor Recruitment Pack 24.05... 24th May 2024 Download

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