Furze Platt Senior School

Graduate Cover Supervisor, Maidenhead

Location: Maidenhead SL6 7NQ

Salary: Actual salary £15,000 - £16,200 pa depending on experience

Working Pattern: Fixed term for one yearPart time, 31.25 hours a week • Start time 8.30am, finish time 3.15pm (includes a half hour unpaid break) • Monday to Friday, term time only

Closing date: 8 June 2020


To start September 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a graduate who is keen to gain some experience working in a school prior to considering teacher training with Teach Maidenhead. You would be supervising classes during the short-term absence of the assigned teacher giving you opportunities to gain experience working in a classroom environment alongside students at Key Staff 3 and 4. Your main responsibility would be to instruct students about the work set by the teacher and assisting them to stay on task and complete the work set to the best of their ability. The provision of cover will be varied. For example, you might introduce the work by talking through a Power Point, showing video clips or reading through texts with students. You may be asked to lead a class discussion, organise group work or supervise PE and Drama activities. An important aspect of the role will also involve learning about school policies and how they are implemented including the school’s behaviour policy and Ready2Learn rules, and have the chance to improve subject knowledge in all areas including your specialist subject in readiness for an application to train to teach.

In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to spend time in some of the other departments in the school responsible for supporting our students. For example, in our Raising Achievement Department. This team work hard to ensure progress and development of students at all Key Stages including Sixth Form by offering them high quality academic mentoring using intervention and support programmes, one-to-one and small groups support and help with building their confidence and self-esteem. Also in our specialist Autistic Spectrum Disorder Unit with specially trained teachers and Learning Support Assistants who support students with ASD enabling them to flourish in a classroom environment wherever possible, with additional support in subjects or other areas of the curriculum which they find challenging. You may also spend some time with our Alternative Curriculum Manager whose main objective is to source and oversee the provision of alternative curriculum for those students in school who will benefit and help to enhance their education and career opportunities when they leave school. Throughout the school there is a team of Learning Support Assistants who support a wide range of students with Special Educational Needs and there would also be opportunities to work alongside them as well.

If you're a team player, with plenty of initiative and an interest in a career working with young people in education we would be delighted to receive your application.

For further information about this role and in order to complete a Support Staff application form please refer to our school website by clicking on Apply. Application forms should be returned to Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered. For further information about Teach Maidenhead please refer to

Closing date: Monday 8th June 2020

Interviews will take place week commencing 8th June 2020

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Furze Platt Senior School
Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 7NQ
Tel: 01628 625308 ext 129