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Cover Supervisor

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Job description

Do you have the skills set to take charge of a classroom?

Are you looking for school based experience to boost your PGCE application?

Perhaps you are looking to step up from a Teaching Assistant role?

Teaching Personnel are looking for enthusiastic Cover Supervisors to work with our partner schools in Waterlooville and the surrounding area. We work with a variety of secondary schools with pupils aged 11-16 and 6th forms with pupils aged 16-18 years. You may have the opportunity to work with challenging Academies, Schools rated 'Outstanding', Catholic Schools, 6th form provisions and Independent Trust Schools.

The role of a Cover Supervisor is a challenging yet rewarding one. You would be responsible for supervising whole classes in the absence of their usual teacher. To be effective in the role, you will need to be able to demonstrate effective behaviour management techniques, be resilient and be able to foster positive working relationships with students and staff alike. As a cover supervisor you will cover high-quality, rigorous lessons that help support achievement, and inspire a love of earning that extends beyond the classroom.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate, distribute and supervise work that has been set. Report back to the teacher as appropriate using the schools agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class, and any issues arising. 
  • Promote the inclusion of all pupils within the classroom, being aware of and supporting difference, to ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. 
  • Set high expectations so that all students are inspired, motivated and challenged to reach their full potential. Manage behaviour effectively to create a safe, respectful and nurturing environment so that students can focus on learning.

Benefits of working as a Cover Supervisor:

  • Increased rate of pay from a Teaching Assistant
  • Gaining school based experience without volunteering time for free
  • Learning valuable teaching skills form first hand experience
  • Making contacts in schools to help with your future career
  • Flexibility with working patterns

Applications will be assessed as they are received and interviewed arranged thereafter. Early applications are encouraged.

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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