Copthall School

Cover Supervisor/Learning Mentor

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Cover Supervisor/Learning Mentor  

36 hours per week / 40 weeks per year (term time only) 

SCP8 – SCP10 – Competitive salary according to experience.

Do you share our values of Respect, Equality for All, Support and Safety, Aspiration and Responsibility?  If so, come and join our diverse girls’ school enriching the lives of our amazing students and joining a committed and passionate Pastoral Team.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Cover Supervisor/Learning Mentor responsible for delivering prepared lessons and supervising whole class lessons during short term absence of teaching staff.   In addition to covering lessons, you may be asked to work with small groups of students, to support their learning, behaviour and engagement with school and lessons. You will need the ability to motivate and enthuse others and be creative and committed to lifelong learning.

This position could suit a PGCE student who wants to spend some time in a school before taking up an NQT post next year.

We are a high performing, inclusive and well run school where both staff and students flourish.  Well-being, CPD and building positive relationships is at the heart of what we do, so if you join us you can be certain that you are joining a truly welcoming and supportive school.

We pride ourselves on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries.  Our thriving Sixth Form, which is in the top 12% of schools for A Level results, offers both A-Level and Vocational pathways and we boast an excellent success rate in University applications.

We are a good school as judged by Ofsted in 2018.  Copthall has been awarded ‘Good’ status “By implementing systems to raise staffs and pupils’ aspirations, leaders have established a culture of high expectations.  As a result, the school has secured marked improvements to learning and pupils’ progress”.  The full report can be accessed using the following link:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • have excellent literacy and communication skills
  • demonstrate a real commitment to the education of children and ideally have a proven track record of supporting learners
  • be committed to our ethos of high expectations and no excuses with the belief that every child can succeed
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils

And in return we offer candidates:

  • support, mentoring and training appropriate to the post
  • a forward looking, hardworking and enthusiastic team of staff with the desire and skills to improve outcomes
  • the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the school, its students and families
  • benefit from our Employee Assistance Programme (Wellbeing)

We would ordinarily welcome visits to the school but during these uncertain times, we would be happy to have a pre-interview phone conversation ahead of application.  Please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

Application forms must be completed and are available from the School website: or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937.   Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to

Closing date:     Monday 29th June 2020 (12 noon)

Interviews:       Week commencing 29th June 2020

Competitive Salary subject to experience
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