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Cover Supervisor - Required as soon as possible

Bucks Pay Range 3 pro rata (actual salary from £18,572 pa; £23,152 pa FTE)

We are looking to appoint a friendly Cover Supervisor to join our busy team. The successful candidate will primarily supervise lessons in the absence of teaching staff and maintain a high standard of learning and classroom management.  Experience in working calmly and professionally with secondary school age young people and confidence working in a classroom setting is essential.  We can offer you school-friendly working (term time plus 5 Inset days) and a wide range of benefits as a Bucks Council employee.

Please contact Mr Simon Smith (Assistant Headteacher - Professional Learning) if you would like to discuss this role further:

We will consider applications upon receipt.  No agencies please.

Candidate Information Booklet    Job Description   Application Form

Fixed Term Teaching Assistant - To July 2023 in the first instance

Bucks Pay Range 1 pro rata (actual salary from £10,240 pa; £18,329 pa FTE)

We are looking to appoint a hardworking and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our SEND Team on a fixed-term appointment to July 2023 in the first instance. The successful candidate will be someone who can work calmly and professionally with young people to support them with their learning needs, and is confident working in a classroom setting with secondary school age students.

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Anne-Marie Hibbert (SENDCO) via email:

We will consider applications upon receipt.  No agencies please.   

Candidate Information Booklet    Job Description    Application Form  


Application Information

For all vacancies, please download the appropriate application form:

Teaching Staff Application Form
Support Staff Application Form

Completed applications should be emailed to

If we have no vacancies available you can register your interest in working for us using this form.

Due to time constraints, we are unable to write to all unsuccessful applicants and we are only able to provide feedback to applicants who reach the interview stage. If you have not received a response within a week of the deadline you should assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application and we would like to thank you for your time and interest in The Cottesloe School.

The Cottesloe School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and offers of employment will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance, and satisfactory teacher status, health, reference and qualification checks. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children.  Please note that we will carry out an online search of shortlisted candidates as part of our safer recruitment process.  Information that suggests the candidate is unqualified for the role, poses a potential safeguarding risk or risks damaging the reputation of the school would be addressed at interview.  No agencies, please.

All staff, volunteers and governors are expected to share this commitment, follow the school's safeguarding policies and procedures and behave appropriately towards children at all times both in school and in their personal lives.

The school’s policy is to renew DBS checks for all staff, volunteers and governors every five years and they have a duty to inform the Headteacher of any change in their DBS status and to make the Headteacher aware of any incidents that may impact their ability to work with children and young people.

What we offer our Staff

Train to Teach with us
Alumni Teacher Training Opportunities

The Cottesloe School is proud to be in partnership with the Astra School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT), an innovative, Ofsted Outstanding and non-profit organisation which provides outstanding training opportunities for new entrants into the teaching profession. The Astra SCITT is part of the Astra Teaching School Hub, accredited by the DfE as one of only 87 Hubs in the country to offer the 'golden thread' of training and support for teachers at all stages of their careers.

Astra is currently recruiting Primary and Secondary trainees in the following subjects/phases across over 50 local selective, non-selective, primary and special schools for 2022-23: Art; Biology; Business Studies; Chemistry; Computer Science; Drama; English; Geography; History; Maths; Modern Foreign Languages; Music; PE; Physics; RE; Primary; Primary with Maths.  Some part-time routes are also available.

More information can be found on the DfE train to teach portal, as well as the Astra website, and applications can be made via DfE Apply.  

You may qualify for a generous bursary to train!

To find out more, follow Astra on Twitter @astra_hub, visit the website, email at or contact our school directly.