JMA are hiring – Cover Supervisor

7 hours per week, term time only plus 5 days, actual annual salary £19,520

Interviews will be held before the deadline should suitable candidates apply.

About the Opportunity

John Madejski Academy wish to recruit a fantastic, enthusiastic Cover Supervisor with a real passion for education to join our dedicated team and contribute to ensuring our school continues to flourish.

They require a resourceful and self-motivated Cover Supervisor to take responsibility for the learning, behaviour and progress of classes in the absence of the class teacher. The candidate should ideally have previous working experience in this field but with a passion and enthusiasm for working with secondary school students. They would like someone with a tolerant and compassionate nature and sense of humour which would be an asset and the ability to work co-operatively within a team setting is also essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with the teaching staff in the school and staff from other schools that make up The White Horse Federation.  John Madejski Academy is passionate and committed to ensuring that our curriculum is engaging and inspiring, with high levels of creativity and innovation in our teaching and learning.

Applications need to be made through our employment portal –

Our ideal candidate will be

  • An excellent Cover Supervisor who loves working with developing young people and helping to inspire them to achieve high standards and realise their potential;
  • A great team player who can work successfully in collaboration with others and contribute towards the school ethos and its school improvement activities;
  • Someone who enjoys the challenge and can bring the vision, passion and drive to raise standards in all aspects of school life;
  • Be fully committed to working collaboratively with the wider school community and across the Trust;
  • Able to make a significant contribution to the wider life of our Academy;
  • Have experience of working with children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties; and be fully aware of the key elements of nurture provision.
  • Able to positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all children.

John Madejski Academy can offer you

  • An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families;
  • A committed, hardworking and supportive team;
  • 100% focus on improving outcomes for the children in our school;
  • Well-resourced classrooms;
  • A group of children with a passion for learning.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged – please come and meet some of the staff and our children and see for yourself! Please contact 0118 937 0200 to make an appointment.


John Madejski Academy know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.
Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

  • Car Purchase scheme (P)
  • Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
  • Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
  • Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
  • Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
  • Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)