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Teaching Assistant/Cover Supervisor - Poole High School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Poole High School Website

Closing Date: Thursday 30 November 2023 but may close earlier if suitable applicant applies.

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Teaching Assistant/Cover Supervisor to supervise classes for absent teachers as required, assisting students with the work that has been set by the teacher or the Head of Department. Proactively managing classes, creating a positive and purposeful atmosphere. Supporting teachers and heads of department in their roles as required, both as Teaching Assistant support in the classroom and through administrative tasks. Also responsible for the maintenance and renewal of classroom and corridor displays in an area of the school.

Previous post holders have used the position as a springboard to a teacher training course.

Poole High School is an 11-19 comprehensive school serving families throughout the historic town of Poole. As the largest school in this selective catchment, we pride ourselves on the fact that all students thrive in this caring and collaborative environment. Our students are well motivated and co-operative, and the team spirit in this large school is second to none. For the eighth consecutive year, we continue to be impressed by the strong trend of improvement the school enjoyed. The school’s progress figure now stands at 0.71 which places Poole High in the top 8% of schools nationally for progress.  Further details on our results available via our school website: Exam Results | Poole High School

We have high expectations of our staff, and we value them highly. 

The school has delightful landscaped grounds and is very well resourced, being located at the heart of the town with excellent access by road and public transport. The quality of life in Poole is good and there is easy access to diverse range of cultural and scenic attractions.

Please submit your application to: Mrs Nikki Steele – HR Officer, Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset. BH15 2BW or Email:

CV's will not be accepted for this position.  An application form must be submitted.  

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through their behaviour and practice.

Rigorous checks will be undertaken of the successful applicant’s background credentials including an enhanced DBS, disqualification and prohibition check.

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