Assessment & Cover Supervisor with G&T responsibilities

COOMBE WOOD SCHOOL, Folio Education Trust

Join our team in a new role at a growing secondary comprehensive

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Assessment &Cover Supervisor with G&T responsibilities

Career opportunity for Term Time role, 30 hours per week £16,237-£19,670 (JNC 8-18 pro rata)

For someone with a calm demeanour, natural authority and a highly organised way of working, this supervisory role offers variety with both teaching and assessment responsibilities, and is a unique opportunity to join a thriving new school in September 2020. An additional feature is supporting our gifted and talented students with small group work and deeper thinking challenges.

This role would suit a person with experience of support staff roles in schools ideally with at least A level standard of education, a teacher looking for a new challenge, or a graduate keen to explore career possibilities in the world of education.

Coombe Wood School will begin its third year of opening in September with 540 students across years 7, 8 and 9. The school is about to move in to its brand new £35M state-of-the-art new buildings and was heavily oversubscribed with 1369 applications for 180 places in September 2020.

The successful candidate will benefit from extensive career opportunities in a school with a track record of promoting outstanding performers from within. Coombe Wood School will continue to expand its teaching and support staff for the next three years as students begin to embark on their GCSEs and we open our 6th form provision.

We have worked hard to ensure that our core values are practised in the classroom, to promote a calm environment where learning is encouraged and students take pride in their progress. Combining traditional and cutting edge teaching methods, Coombe Wood uses effective models of in-class support that enable students to be as independent as possible, while receiving the scaffolding they need to encourage achievement.

As with all roles that support learning, staff are required to be flexible so the remit includes both group support and individual work with some of our students; we all encourage a tidy, smart working environment that promotes a pride in the school. If you are an enthusiastic team player ready to join us on this journey, please access further details of the duties which are listed in the Job Description in the Candidate Pack available for download on

This role has the potential to be refined and more specialised as the school grows towards its full capacity.


Our ethos derives from the theoretical and practical nature of sport with TEAMWORK, RESPECT, ENJOYMENT, DISCIPLINE and SPORTSMANSHIP as its core values. All staff are expected to demonstrate and support these in their everyday work. Coombe Wood School teaching and non-teaching staff will work closely together across many different areas of the school to ensure the best possible learning experiences for our students.

Coombe Wood School is part of Folio Education Trust: This is a local collaboration of schools, with future possibilities of shared training or working at more than one school, so by becoming part of the team at Coombe Wood School, your career will experience wider benefits.


This is a new secondary fully-inclusive co-educational school, serving the communities of South and Central Croydon, established to meet an urgent rising local demand. The site of the ‘new build’ school is opposite Lloyd Park in South Croydon, with an excellent Tramlink service to and from East Croydon station (just 5 minutes’ journey-time away) and a short walk from several bus routes. Over £35 million is being invested in building a state-of-the-art school which will include enhanced sports facilities, comprising a competition-sized sports hall, a full-size 3G artificial surface and aspirations to include a closed circuit cycle track (CRC) and 8-lane athletics track.

Benefits include:

·         Chance to join an innovative and supportive ground breaking team.
·         Opportunity of career progression with natural expansion of the school.
·         Catchment includes many aspirational, supportive families.
·         Working with students who use MyZone technology to track and improve their fitness, as a result increasing their focus and concentration in class.
·         Outstanding brand new £35m new buildings opening soon.
·         Free use of new sports amenities for staff and their families.

Interviews 5th June

Folio Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

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