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Are you currently a teaching assistant wanting the next step up in your career?

Do you want the opportunity of being supported by an excellent CPD program to enhance your teaching skills?

Are you a graduate or due to graduate and looking for paid school based experience prior to enrolling on a teaching training programme?

Are you looking for a role which offers you flexibility and variety to work in Secondary, Special and Primary Schools?

As the leading education recruitment agency, teaching personnel service a high proportion of the schools in the Gosport, Fareham and Portsmouth areas who have an increasing need for Cover Supervisors who can work with them in the absence of their usual teaching and cover staff.  As a cover supervisor you will be responsible for supervising pupils carrying out pre prepared exercises and to manage a classroom, ensuring that students remain on task in a timely and well managed manner. The role of a Cover Supervisor is a rewarding yet challenging role which can offer valuable experience to prospectus future teachers or can offer a step up in career for an experienced teaching assistant. We are looking for individuals that are empathetic, supportive, non –judgemental with an open mind. The ability to build positive relationships with students is pivotal to being successful as a Cover Supervisor to encourage adequate learning and student engagement in your lessons.

Duties you may require to fulfil as a Cover Supervisor:

  • Managing the behaviour of pupils while they are undertaking this work to ensure a constructive environment
  • Supervising work that has been set in accordance with the school policy
  • Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures
  • reporting back as appropriate using the school’s agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class, and any issues arising

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a school environment or similar with a minimum of grades C in English, Maths and Science. It would be advantageous for you to have a curriculum related degree and you should be available for a minimum of three days per week.

So what are the benefits of working in schools through Teaching Personnel?

  • Choice and Variety – giving you a range of roles and job opportunities to choose from
  • Teaching Personnel’s CPD Academy – Your Continuous Professional Development
  • Pay – Weekly pay based on your skills, experience, flexibility and availability
  • myTP – Digital services that make your work admin and communication simple
  • Safe Working Practice – ensuring your reputation is protected
  • Excellence in Education Awards – recognising the positive impact you deliver in schools
  • TP Tokens – supporting national children and education charities through your direction
  • Opportunity for graduates to explore our Future Teacher Programme with partner schools
  • Opportunity to work across the Secondary, SEN and Primary Sectors
  • Dedicated consultant to support  and represent you

If you are interested in working as a Cover Supervisor for Teaching Personnel then please apply ASAP. Successful candidates will be required to undergo safer vetting checks including referencing and DBS checks.

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 date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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