• Subject: Support
  • Hours: Part time
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 02 October, 2023 12:00 AM

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Cover Supervisor - Portfield School

Pembrokeshire County Council
Job Description - Cover Supervisor

Job Description - Learning Support Assistant

This post is required for 32.5 hours a week as a cover supervisor and 2 hours a week as an LSA. This post is a dual contract with post REQ4608 - we are therefore seeking one person to fulfil both roles.

Grade 3 - £20,812 for 2 hours per week term time only for 45.8 weeks per annum equating to £988.18 pro rata rising to 45.8 weeks, £1009.76 pro rata per annum after 5 years' service.

Grade 6 - £24,054 for 32.5 hours per week term time only for 45.8 weeks per annum equating to £18,559.38 pro rata rising to 46.8 weeks, £21,165.08 pro rata per annum after 5 years' service.

You will work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom or any other area of the school. You will support access to learning for pupils identified as having behavioural and emotional issues and to provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

Duties could include assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and may require detailed specialist knowledge in particular areas involving written planning/ organisation/ management and preparation of resources to implement specific programmes.

A primary focus of this post will be to supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers, to maintain good order and to keep pupils on task. You will need to respond to questions and generally assist pupils to undertake set activities.

For this post, it is essential to have a relevant recognised qualification such as the NVQ Level 3 for Teaching Assistants, Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (previously known as the NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing), the NVQ Level 3 Childcare in Education, the City and Guilds Advanced Certificate in Learning Support. (A relevant professional qualification e.g., Teaching, Social Work or Nursing would be treated as equivalent for these purposes).

Also, A minimum of 2 years recent relevant experience which demonstrates the postholder has applied a wide range of strategies supporting children with additional needs and successful experience of delivering education programmes over a longer period, e.g., 6 – 8 weeks with minimum supervision only is also essential.

You will need to be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC) for this post.


Safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk is a high priority for Pembrokeshire County Council. We aim to support vulnerable children and adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We are committed to ensuring their safety and will take action to safeguard their well-being. The Council's Corporate Safeguarding Policy provides a framework for every member of staff and Service within the Council, setting out responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk as well as the methods by which the Council will be assured that it is fulfilling its duties.

This policy applies to all Council employees and workforce, councillors, volunteers and also service providers that are commissioned by the Council. Safeguarding is everyone's business whether they work for, or on behalf of, the Council.

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  • Local Government Employees on National Joint Council (NJC) terms are subject to national pay bargaining; all salaries currently stated in our adverts are as 01/04/2022. The 2023 pay award is pending.
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Welsh language skills are desirable. Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.