Cover Supervisor


Salary: N5 £23,359 to £25,008 per annum, actual based on hours

(Full time equivalent salary: £26,873 to £28,770)

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week, term time plus 3 training days

Flexible working options may be considered.

Contract:      Permanent

Start date:     ASAP

Location:       North Gosforth Academy

You will be employed by the Gosforth Group and may need to work across all locations within the Multi Academy Trust as required.

About the Trust

Gosforth Group are a dynamic and diverse Multi Academy Trust – this means we have a clear energy and purpose and all students are valued equally, regardless of their background or ability.  We are a growing multi-academy trust currently comprising of 6 academies, two of which opened in September 2021.  The Trust currently has approx. 6000 students and 650 staff.  ‘Create your future’ encapsulates our purpose as a Multi Academy Trust: to educate, support and nurture all of our students so they can achieve their potential and fulfil their ambitious aspirations.  

About the Academy

North Gosforth Academy is a small secondary school from Year 7 through to Year 11 with a strong focus on providing high quality education in a safe, happy and caring environment. Community is at the heart of what we do.  Each student is a valued member of the academy and we take pride in giving them opportunities which will allow them to thrive as an individual, both academically and holistically. Students receive a first-class education from our team of enthusiastic, dedicated teachers and our pastoral and support staff. We have high expectations of both ourselves and of our students, and we strive to develop their talents and help them succeed.

We offer our staff a positive and thriving working environment. As well as our own academy, we have the benefit of working alongside the other schools in the Gosforth Group Multi Academy Trust and pooling our experience and resources. As part of a large Trust, we can provide a wide array of personal and career development opportunities for our staff both in and out of the classroom. Whilst our staff work hard to deliver outstanding outcomes and are dedicated to go that extra mile we always seek to provide innovative and bespoke staff workload and wellbeing practices. If you are passionate about providing a first-class education to our well-behaved and able students and want to join a successful team we want to hear from you.

About the role

North Gosforth Academy are seeking to appoint an outstanding Cover Supervisor to join our team. You will be required to supervise classes during the absence of the class teacher and will be expected to work with and supervise small groups of students under the guidance of senior staff. This will include supporting the work of the Pastoral Team, implementing work programmes, managing student behaviour and assisting students in relevant activities in line with the school’s and Multi Academy Trust’s policies and procedures.

This position requires high levels of energy and enthusiasm. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent assertiveness and interpersonal skills and will work closely with colleagues to provide a consistent approach. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are able to work under their own initiative, be flexible and respond positively to challenging situations. We would welcome applications from anyone who thinks they have the skillset to undertake this exciting and varied role.

What we are looking for

  • Ability to relate well to children and adults and in particular able to establish positive relationships with pupils
  • A clear understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Excellent ICT skills and the proven ability to use them effectively to support learning
  • Ability to respond positively and effectively to unexpected problems and situations
  • A working knowledge of national or foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies
  • A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for students of all abilities

What we can offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Benefits including; excellent pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, free on-site parking.
  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A school with its community at heart
  • An exciting programme of staff well-being activities, from football to surfing!
  • Wider career development opportunities to be involved across the Gosforth Group

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further, please contact Chris Easton, Assistant Principal, at or 0191 236 1700.

To apply

Please complete an application form and email to

Previous applicants need not apply.

Applications are shortlisted for interview as they are received, and so early application is encouraged.  We reserve the right to commence the interview process and close the vacancy prior to this date.

Closing date: 9am Monday 3rd June 2024

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  This means certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide and you can view our Policy on the Employment of Ex-offenders here

Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will normally be requested prior to interview for those candidates shortlisted. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, along with other relevant pre-employment checks, including an online check.

The Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

Following the shortlisting process, where applicable, candidates who attend interview, will be reimbursed reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation.