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Primary Phase Cover Manager
Primary Phase Cover Manager


Primary Phase

Job Type

Term time only

Closing Date

Are you interested in working with young people in a
high-regarded educational environment?

Are you a hard-working, team player with patience and imagination
to inspire children in their learning?

Do you need to gain more school-based experience across all ages
to further your career?

The Westgate, Hampshire’s first 4-16 All Through School, is a well-established and highly regarded school. We are looking to recruit a committed and enthusiastic individual to lead and deliver the organisation of cover in the Primary Phase of the school, and to manage all aspects of arranging class cover by supply teachers. You will also cover classes across the whole school, from Year 1 to Year 11 and maintain oversight of Teaching Assistants’ absence in our Primary Phase.

This is an ideal opportunity if you are interested in a route into teaching, or if you are an experienced Cover Supervisor seeking a leadership role.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have obtained Maths and English qualifications to GCSE Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent

  • Have the leadership skills required to lead, support and professionally develop a team of cover supervisors

  • Have excellent organisation and communication skills

  • Be committed to the highest possible levels of achievement for every pupil

  • Be cheerful, flexible and approachable

  • Show initiative within the role and have good time management and multi-tasking skills

  • Be a hard-working team player/leader, as well as being able to work independently, and be able to work closely with teachers and other adults within the classroom to ensure the best for our pupils

  • Have the patience and the imagination to help and inspire our children with their learning

  • Be able to establish effective relationships with young people, whilst maintaining a positive climate for learning in the classroom

  • Be able to effectively manage classroom behaviour

  • Be able to think on your feet in a role which involves a lot of ‘on the spot’ decisions

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About The Westgate School

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The Westgate School is situated in an easily accessible area of Winchester, close to the railway station.

"The Westgate School is a happy and vibrant community, where pupils are encouraged to aim for excellence"
(Ofsted, September 2022)

Safeguarding statement: The Westgate School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


Pre-employment checks: All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks, which will include an online search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 recommendations.


Equal opportunities: In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

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