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Cover Supervisor

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We currently consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

Our Vision and Aims

To ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

We aim to achieve our vision through:

  • Delivering a high quality education for all pupils.
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining high - calibre members of staff.
  • Establishing and developing robust governance.
  • Ensuring financial probity and viability.
  • Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services.
  • Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust.

The Pingle Academy

Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA

The Pingle Academy has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join the cover team.

You will work under an agreed system of supervision, to supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of the class teacher under the guidance of teaching/senior staff, including implementing work programmes, managing student behaviour and assisting students in relevant activities in line with the Academy’s policies and procedures.

You will be professional, understanding and have a can-do attitude. You will also demonstrate a good understanding of areas of learning and social/emotional needs of students.

The ideal candidate should possess NVQ level 3 or above for Teaching Assistant.

The position will be 34 hours per week, working weeks are Term Time

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting The Pingle Academy on 01283 216837.


The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust. 

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and much more, with different offers each month!
  • Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on site at The de Ferrers Academy.

Closing date: 17th October 2019

Interview date: 24th October 2019

How to Apply:

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website. You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact The Trust HR Team via email or phone 01283 372621. Full information regarding the role can be accessed via the Academy’s vacancy website 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £19,554 - £20,751 pro rata, per annum (38 working weeks) the Salary will be pro rata