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Cover Supervisor

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With COVID-19 responsible for school closures, schools are now looking to recruit in preparation for the new academic year. Teaching Personnel are registering both fully qualified teachers, as well as support staff. It is imperative that if you are looking for a new role within a secondary school, please do get in touch. 

  • Are you interested in a support role within a secondary school environment?
  • Have you previously worked within a school setting, or are looking to gain invaluable classroom experience?
  • Do you want the opportunity to work with children across a broad range of abilities and ages?

Role: Cover Supervisor

Location: South Manchester

Salary: GBP275 - GBP350 per week

Start Date: 7/9/2020

The role advertised relates to the need for a Cover Supervisor for schools in Manchester. As a cover supervisor, the position focuses on covering staff absences. These absences usually relate to staff sickness, however can also be due to factors such as interviews or school trips. As a cover supervisor, there is no expectation for any marking of work to be carried out, nor does the role involve the creation of educational material for lessons. There will not be any expectancy for the required applicant to deal with pastoral issues, nor will they have to offer preparation guidance for issues such as examinations.  Instead, Cover Supervisors are expected to ensure that pupils are fully focused on the tasks that have been pre-set in advance within the classroom. The required applicant will need to be able to develop relationships with students when required, to ensure that children are consistently aware of the expectancy of school policy. The role advertised will begin after the Easter break, and will run until the end of the academic year. 

This opportunity presents itself as the ideal opportunity to applicants from the following backgrounds:

  • Those who have experience working within a community/youth setting.
  • People who have worked with young people within a sports coaching capacity.
  • Graduates, who are looking to gain experience before enrolling onto a PGCE or related educational qualification.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • Being able to display a confident demeanour in ensuring that children are working to complete the tasks set.
  • Offering support when required, being able to effectively work within the guidelines of school policy.
  • Access to training and regular CPD courses.

Schools across the South Manchester area are looking for cover supervisors to join on a temporary basis. The several motorway link close to the city mean ease of access for those that drive. It is also important to bear in mind the numerous public transport links that are available across the city. For further information regarding this position, please contact the Manchester South Secondary branch at Teaching Personnel.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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