Cover Manager/Supervisor

Ref no: tea16ss1
Academy:  The Ebbsfleet Academy, Swanscombe, Kent
Salary/Grade: Kent Scheme 5, £17,650 - £19,414 (pro rata £13,484 - £14,832 per annum)
Start date: February 2017
Closing date for applications: applications considered upon receipt

The Ebbsfleet Academy

Vision: To be an outstanding community academy, whose focus is on learning, as well as on personal and social development, and to be ambitious for all regardless of circumstance.

Do you want to transform lives? Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to work in an academy that is fast becoming the number one school of choice in the local community and has improved results by over 30% in three years, with a 5A*- C figure last summer of 56%? Do you want to join a hardworking and passionate team of staff in an academy characterised by high aspirations, academic excellence and exemplary behaviour? Do you want to work in a school that has firm discipline and crystal clear rules (that are enforced) alongside a strong current of care, encouragement and reward? Do you want to be a part of a growing trust, the Brook Learning Trust, led by an inspiring CEO, a trust with a clear moral purpose and vision, and one which has at its heart our values of integrity, respect, courage, optimism, excellence, accountability?

The Ebbsfleet Academy opened in September 2013; we are on a journey to become an over-subscribed school that children walk to, with their friends, where they enjoy coming and a school of which they feel proud. We are building an ethos that creates a belief that we can all achieve our goals and better our futures. We are developing independent, resilient and respectful individuals, who are ready to learn for themselves. We want all our students to achieve the highest qualifications they can, but also to fulfil all their potential, academic and personal, sporting, creative and artistic. We want our pupils to leave school as well-rounded, confident young people, with an awareness of the wider world, and a desire and ambition to play an active part in it, all of which is encapsulated in The Ebbsfleet Academy’s motto - Aspire and Excel!

For more information about The Ebbsfleet Academy, visit

Cover Manager/Supervisor

The Ebbsfleet Academy are looking for a Cover Manager/Supervisor to join in January 2017. The role is 33.5 hours per week, term time only plus 5 inset days.

Please note that the nature of this role means that you will be required to start work at 7.30am each day.

The purpose of the Cover Manager role is to plan, communicate and implement daily cover for staff absence. Where necessary you will liaise with external agencies to provide effective short-term cover for teacher absence. The Cover Manager will cover lessons for absent colleagues which will include leading the lesson which has been set by the class teacher/ department. The classroom based part of the role will be to give instruction and to ensure an appropriate climate for learning. You will be required to respond to pupils’ requirements in the lesson and ensure adherence to academy policies for upholding the highest expectations and support for students to succeed, under the professional direction of teachers. 

This role would be ideal for experienced Cover Supervisors looking for additional responsibilities,  for candidates looking to gain school experience with a view to joining the Teaching profession, or can equally offer an entry into the Education sector for candidates with transferable skills.

General expectations:

  • to demonstrate high professional practice in all areas of work
  • to help progress the academy towards our vision, through a focus on raising the aspirations of students
  • to be an excellent role model for students, commanding respect and being a positive presence around the academy
  • to be efficient and effective, highly organised in all areas of work
  • to promote actively the academy’s ethos through actions and words
  • to adhere to the staff dress code
  • to participate in duties as directed

Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The Ebbsfleet Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the county. Last year, children in our academies made better progress - learning and growing with us - than they would have done in other schools or academies nationally. The Brook Learning Trust, working with The Ebbsfleet Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Ebbsfleet Academy is an exciting and ambitious place to learn: we invite you to become part of our flourishing community, and in return, offer you the opportunity to develop your career within the Brook Learning Trust.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK, in the last 5 years.

Application information

Completed application forms should be sent to For further information, please contact the HR team on 01580 712754  ext 333 or