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Whitby School and Sixth Form

Whitby School

Cover Supervisors

Location: Whitby School and Sixth Form
Contract: Permanent
Hours/ Working Pattern: Full-time, 32.5 hours per week, term time only (Part-time hours available)
Salary/ Hourly Rate: Grade CD 4-6, £12.00 - £12.38 per hour, £17,394 - £17,952 per annum actual gross pay
Closing Date: 11:59pm Wednesday 10th July
Interview Date: Monday 15th July
Start Date: September 2024
Are you looking to gain classroom experience to test the waters of a Teaching Assistant or Teaching Career? 
About Us
Whitby School is a new school; an exciting development for the Whitby community. Our school will be a positive, warm, and welcoming school where pupils will aim to do their very best and take pride in their achievements. By constantly challenging our pupils to excel, we will nurture aspirations and strive to cultivate a lifelong love of learning in our young people.
We are looking for colleagues who will provide a creative, safe, and caring environment where every child is known and cared for as an individual. In this climate, every young person can thrive as they develop in personality, character and intellect and become a highly successful learner and individual.
Our Opportunity
We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to provide cover for absent teaching staff and be a key member of our School Support staff.
You will deliver tasks to students as set out by the classroom teacher, managing classroom organisation, and encouraging positive student behaviour and motivation.
As well as covering lessons, you will supervise students, assist in targeted work with small groups of students, and undertake administrative support for the academic and pastoral systems of the school.
You will develop positive and motivational relationships with students which support the raising of achievement.
The role is wonderfully varied, you will be able to develop administrative skills as well as educational support skills.
This opportunity is ideal for candidates who wish to transition from an administration role into a teaching assistant career.
What you will need to succeed:
  • Committed to supporting students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator both orally and in writing
  • Effective ICT skills
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Understanding of the educational system and current developments

Experience within a school environment assisting pupils is not essential but may be preferred. 


We can offer you
  • A supportive, collaborative team who openly share ideas and best practice
  • A school community that prides itself on engagement, generosity, dignity and inspiration
  • Access to Mental health and Wellbeing support services
  • Opportunities for CPD and career progression
We encourage applications from candidates who have a passion for supporting students in their education with individual needs and who wish to work in a setting which offers rewards and challenges, where no two days are the same.
Queries / School Visits
Informal chats about the role are welcomed. For queries or to arrange a call or visit please contact Chloe Bullen on 01609 536 964 or via
Chloe has been engaged to support us with recruiting to this exciting opportunity.
Application Process

Application Pack

Please complete the online NYC Jobs application form. If you experience any problems completing your application, or require any further information please email
We do not accept CVs.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
This post is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.
North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies and process applications on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Further information on how we process your data can be found here.
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