Cover Supervisor- Get into Teaching Opportunities

Job Ref: CS31718
Sector: Secondary
Job Type: Daily
Date Added: 31 July 2018
  • Derbyshire, England
  • £70 - £80 per Day
  • rachel rostron

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Cover Supervisors needed Derby Derbyshire and Nottingham!

Do you want to get into teaching? Need experience for a Graduate Teacher Training programme to become a teacher. Then Cover supervising may be the perfect role for you.

Or are you a recent grad unsure of your next job but want to gain experience with a responsible and flexible job?

Cover supervisor duties

The cover supervisor's main job is to manage a classroom, ensuring that students remain on task with the work they have been set. So officially, cover supervisors:

 Teach grammar

 Manage behaviour

 Discussing and debating texts with pupils and answering questions

 Differentiating and allocating extension exercises.

Cover Supervisors:

 Don't plan

 Don't have the subject knowledge

 Don't mark work

 Don't set homework

 Don't differentiate

 Don't set targets

You need to be a strong character for this role, and that's not just to manage the classroom behaviour but also teacher sniping. Cover supervisors were originally introduced as a way of maintaining teachers' non-contact periods but have become a permanent fixture in schools - and some teachers resent this. If you can handle the controversy that comes with the role, it can be a rewarding job and a useful way of getting experience in the classroom for those with teaching ambitions.


Up to £1687 per month pro-rata according to hours and days worked.

Qualifications needed to become a cover supervisor

Cover supervisors are often highly qualified and may even have QTS.

As a minimum you must have a foundation degree or a BA or BSc

Skills and knowledge

The following are desirable:

 Highly adaptable as there is no a regular timetable

 Have a thick skin

 Behaviour management skills

 Be diplomatic

Work is subjected to schools needs and is not guaranteed

Important Notice: In order to apply for the above position all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, or eligible to apply for a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and professionalism is at the heart of what we do. Applicants are required to attend a face to face interview, reference checks and an enhanced DBS disclosure. Celsian Education is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. All of our employees are trained in Safer Recruitment as standard. It is Celsian Educations policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Celsian Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.

Celsian Education are proud to operate the Children & Young People Guarantee, if the quality of work undertaken by someone we place has resulted in a negative impact on children's learning within the school then the client will not be charged.

30/08/2018 12:41:47
GBP 70 70.