Graduate Cover Supervisor 

Actual salary: £15,400–£16,300 pa, depending on experience.
Part time, 31.25 hours a week, 8.30am–3.15pm (includes a half hour unpaid break).
Monday to Friday. Term time only. Fixed term for one year.
Required to start 1 September 2021.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 14 June 2021. 

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 Stage 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: 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.

You would also learn about school policies and how they are implemented including the school’s behaviour policy and Ready to Learn 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, we would offer you the chance to spend time in some of the other departments in the school responsible for supporting our students. Our Raising Achievement 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.

We have a 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. For further information about Teach Maidenhead please refer to

If you are a graduate, who enjoys teamwork, and you have plenty of energy and enthusiasm, as well as 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 an application form please refer to our school website Application forms should be returned to Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered. 

Closing date: 9am, Monday 14 June 2021.
Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date. 

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

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. Posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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