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Cover Supervisor – Penglais Comprehensive School

Closing date: 05/12/2021

Reference: REQ103408

32.5 hours / Temporary

20,092 - 21,322 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We seek to appoint a Cover Supervisor who will be responsible for providing high quality supervision for students during lessons when a member of staff is absent. In addition, you will provide administrative support to Faculty Leaders. 

The right candidate will enjoy working in a dynamic and very busy environment, when ‘thinking on your feet’ is often required using their own initiative whilst working alongside staff and students to ensure that all lessons are of a high standard. This is a role that would suit a flexible individual who enjoys a very hands-on and multi-tasking approach to the working day.

This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate to play a key role in ensuring the smooth running of the cover provision of the school ensuring the success of our students, thereby contributing to the journey of Ysgol Penglais School in becoming an excellent school. 

Penglais School has much to offer:

  • A rapidly improving school with good relationships between staff and students
  • A commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders
  • Access to the bustling university town of Aberystwyth
  • Located on the beautiful Ceredigion coast, an area of natural beauty

Information Pack

For further details please contact Helena Clements (PA to the Headteacher) on 01970 624811 or email

Ysgol Penglais School is an equal opportunities employer.

Interviews: Week commencing 06/12/2021

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date.

Safeguarding and child protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture

We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows: 

  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
Aberystwyth is a lively university town, seaside resort complete with promenade and pier, and the setting of atmospheric TV drama Hinterland.
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