Cover Supervisor

Posted 19 March by Destination Education Easy Apply

Destination Education are working alongside a number of excellent London based Secondary Schools, who require cover supervisors on an on-going basis.

The main role of a cover supervisor is to manage a classroom, ensuring that students remain on task with the work they have been set by an absent teacher. As a cover supervisor your role and responsiblities will include:

  • Covering lessons in the absence of the timetabled teacher
  • Supervising the delivery of the cover work by effectively communicating the work set to students
  • Ensuring that the required resources needed in order to effectively deliver the covered lessons are available
  • Managing the behaviour of pupils whilst they are undertaking set work to ensure a positive learning environment
  • Responding to any questions from pupils about process and procedures
  • Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies in accordance with school policy and procedures
  • Collecting completed work after lesson and returning it to the appropriate teacher
  • Reporting back as appropriate, using the school's standard procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class, and any issue arising.

Cover supervisor roles offer a fantastic opportunity for individuals looking to gain teaching and classroom experience before completing a PGCE.

As a cover supervisor you will need to be:

  • highly adaptable as there is no regular timetable
  • be confident, organised and at times, diplomatic
  • patient, flexible, creative with a good sense of humour

You will need to demonstrate that you have:

  • experience of working with seconday aged children
  • the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour
  • the ability to build good relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers
  • a knowledge of the national curriculum for KS3 and KS4
  • the ability to work as part of a team
  • good reading, writing and numeracy skills
  • good IT skills

To apply for a role as a cover supervisor for Destination Education, please apply now or send your CV - alternatively please call Reiss on .

Required skills

  • Cover Supervisor; KS3; KS4; KS5; Supply; Temporary; Teacher; Secondary School;

Reference: 34712356

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