HLTA/Cover Supervisor – Dereham CofE Junior Academy


Posted on: Tuesday 23 May 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Dereham Church of England Junior Academy, Gilpin's Ride, Dereham NR19 1BJ

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and skilled HLTA to join an existing strong team and help us provide the best education and experience possible for our fantastic pupils.

Trust: DNEAT

Academy Name: Dereham CofE Junior Academy

Vacancy Job Title: HLTA/Cover Supervisor

Pay Scale: Scale F point 12-17

Annual Value: £24,496 – 26,845.00

Pro-Rata Value: £ 10,193 – £11,135 maximum

Full Time/Part Time: Part time

Hours per week: 18hrs (6hrs per day)

Term Time: 38 weeks term time plus 1 week per year

Start Date: 1st September 2023

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment

Purpose of the post:

To provide cover in the classroom providing a high level of classroom learning support and classroom management. Supporting learning and classroom staff.

We are a welcoming, inclusive and forward looking academy that works hard to ensure all our wonderful children enjoy their time with us.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and skilled HLTA to join an existing strong team and help us provide the best education and experience possible for our fantastic pupils.

The successful candidate will provide cover in classrooms across the school, to cover when staff need to attend CPD, meetings and other school based activities, as well as covering for short term absence. You will work across all four year groups in the school (Y3-Y6) alongside the year group teams. When not providing cover, you will work within classes, providing support to pupils as required.

Ideally, we would like the successful candidate to have the HLTA or Cover Supervisor qualification, but experience of covering whole classes is essential.

The role is for 6 hours per day, 3 days a week, but it is likely that there will be regular opportunities for additional ad hoc hours.

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a welcoming and ambitious school that seeks to continually improve in order to ensure pupils have a ‘life better than they ever dreamt of’.
  • The opportunity to work in a truly collaborative school where everybody values one another’s roles.
  • A friendly, supportive, and hardworking team of staff who really look after each other
  • Delightful children who value the relationships built between them and adults within the school
  • The opportunity to further improve and develop within your role and beyond, learning from and with others alongside comprehensive CPD opportunities
  • Healthshield medical insurance offered by the Trust for all staff members

In return, we are seeking someone who is:

  • Aspirational – setting high standards and acting as a positive role model, leading by example
  • Resilient – demonstrates the ability to prioritise workload, work to specific deadlines and seek the support of others when needed
  • Reflective – is open-minded, self-evaluative and adaptable to changing circumstances and new ideas
  • Positive – has the ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower others
  • Compassionate – demonstrates respect and kindness to pupils, staff and other stakeholders
  • Collaborate – values the importance of a strong team and work hard to develop strong professional relationships with others
  • Dedicated – shows self-motivation and a commitment to continued professional development
  • Someone able to build effective, strong working relationships with others and who leads by example

Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit; we would love to see you.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


The Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company (DONESC) has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DONESC meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing of DONESC.

Closing date: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Interviews: Monday 19 June 2023

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to; Businessmanager@derehamjunior.dneat.org. Interviews are likely to be held on the week commencing 19th June 2023.

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

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