Senior Supervisory Assistant - Blue Coat CofE School

£18198 - £18933 pro rata per annum based on hours and weeks worked
09 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
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Contract Type
Working Pattern
Term time

Part time, 12.5 hours per week

Term time only, 38 weeks per year

Actual Salary: £5,424 - £5,643 pro rata per annum

Full time equivalent salary: £18,198 - £18,933 full time equivalent per annum (Grade 2)

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a senior lunchtime supervisor to manage our small team of break and lunchtime supervisors.  Every day will bring different challenges as the post holder will be responsible for maintaining a good level of order and discipline in the canteen and throughout the school premises. You will also be required to work alongside the school’s first aider, responding promptly to first aid incidents as they arise. 

Ideally, you will be comfortable working in a busy environment and have experience working directly with children. Equally importantly, you will thrive in a demanding environment and be able to juggle a number of demands including leadership of the supervisory assistants, providing a timely response to first aid incidents and confidently addressing matters of poor behaviour with support from designated staff.

We are looking for someone who:

• Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Is able to lead a small team, setting high expectations among supervisory staff and students

• Is flexible and can adapt to changing situations in this demanding role

• Effectively able to deal with first aid incidents in a safe and timely manner

About us

Blue Coat Church of England School & Music College is a successful and oversubscribed large secondary school in the heart of the city of Coventry.  As a Church of England school, our intake draws from both the local area and across the city and surrounding areas.  We are a member of Inspire Education Trust, a local multi-academy trust of faith and non-faith schools which sets out to provide an environment where both staff and students can thrive, putting children at the heart of everything we do.

Our vision at Blue Coat School is “Living life in all its fullness”. We exist to equip our students to live life in all its fullness by providing excellent education which is distinctively Christian and inclusive of all. At the heart of this education are the values of Care, Hard Work, Respect, Integrity and Servanthood, working Together for the good of all individuals, the school and wider communities.


A career at Blue Coat offers a rewarding future, with the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives and outcomes of our young people. We understand the importance of providing a supportive and nurturing workplace for our staff. Our ethos is that a happy staff will deliver the best possible experience to our students. As such, we offer a portfolio of benefits designed to enhance and support the working lives of our staff. These include, but are not limited to:

• A highly supportive and committed Senior Leadership Team

• An effective continuing professional development (CPD) programme, including personalised training sessions and opportunities for both internal and external training

• An employer which aspires to break the mental health stigma, giving our people the support they need

• Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 confidential advice and support on a range of matters and access to accredited counsellors

• A focus on staff well-being including in-house counselling, a full time chaplain, a staff workload reduction group, strong relationships with Unions and a supportive working environment

• A wide range of trips and visits including international ones

• Time off during the school holidays (term time only role)

• Opportunity to join a committed and forward thinking team of support staff

• Employee Benefits programme which is being rolled out in Autumn 2020 providing staff access to:

• Cycle to work scheme

• Car scheme

• Discounts and shopping vouchers

• Financial wellbeing

• Technology scheme

How to apply

All applications must be received electronically via our TES page:

If you experience any problems with the online application process please contact TES directly:

If you have any queries about the post, please email

Closing date: 9am Friday 23 October 2020

Interview date: To be confirmed

Information for candidates

We aim to recruit the very best staff and welcome those from all backgrounds, communities and faiths (including non-faith individuals).  We particularly welcome applications from those which are underrepresented in our workforce. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and male candidates.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment to this post will be subject to vetting checks including an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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