Current Vacancies

Grade/Salary: Pay Scale C (£18,933 – £19,941 pro rata)

Hours: 32.5 hours per week (term time only)

Contract: 12-month Fixed Term Contract starting September 2021

Responsible to: Principal

More Information: Ideal for someone considering initial teacher training but all candidates will be welcome to apply.


Portswood Primary School is part of the HISP Multi Academy Trust (MAT), which was formed in January 2020.

As a MAT, we aim to ensure that our schools have strong and talented leadership and staff, who in turn will
ensure that the young people who are in each of the MAT schools have access to excellent education, support
and wider opportunities.

Portswood Primary School is an outstanding school based in Southampton. We are passionate about
developing life learners who are excited and engaged by school and want to become independent learners.
We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all.

The Trustees would like to appoint a committed Cover Supervisor to work with our children across Key Stage
1 and 2 by providing high quality supervision across whole classes, groups of children, as well as break duty
as is required. It is expected that the successful candidate will deliver materials planned by a teacher to
actively engage students in their learning so that they achieve positive outcomes. The ability to establish high
expectations of work and behaviour is vital, as is the ability to provide objective and accurate feedback to the
class teacher.

This role could support individuals looking for classroom experience with a view to making an application for
initial teacher training, in which case, opportunities and training will be made available to the successful
candidate based on their individual needs through our Teaching School Hub, Research School, and MAT and
school based Continuing Professional Development resources.

If you wish to apply for this post, please review our full job description and person specification and then
please complete our support staff application form. These documents can all be downloaded from our
website at

Please email your completed application form to Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.
No agency applications either please.

The HISP Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment
and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and
Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are also committed to providing
equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment and selection process and ensuring that candidates
are treated fairly and lawfully throughout the process.


Closing Date Friday 30th April 2021 at 12 noon
Expected Interview Date
Application form & further details
Informal Enquiries
Friday 14th May 2021
Nicola Newnham (from 12/04/2021 only please)
( or 07889 727421)

Portswood Cover Supervisor Job Description

Portswood Cover Supervisor Person Specification