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Cover Supervisor, Chester

  • Location: Chester
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £70 - £80 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Secondary
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions have been helping teachers and support staff to find temporary and permanent education jobs for decades. Working with thousands of schools each week we can find the right match for your skills.

The Cheshire Secondary team have been repeatedly approached for Cover Supervisors in the Chester and West Cheshire region. 

The School

The schools in Chester offer a diverse mix of catchment and characteristic varying from large inner city academies with large open plan learning zones to small catholic schools with traditional buildings. Many Chester schools have new head teachers and a focus on modern teaching practices and innovation offering teacher training placements to graduates wanting to become qualified secondary teachers.

The child

Within these schools, our Cover Supervisors support pupils of different ability levels and key stages. We understand that every school and child is different so we carefully match our cover supervisors with the schools and children to which they work with best.

The Job 

Duties will include;

Managing the classroom

Delivering pre-set work

Taking the register

Ensuring work is collected

Leaving handover notes detailing any progress

Using personal strengths and subject knowledge to support key departments

We welcome applicants from graduates with experience of

•           Teaching assistant in primary, secondary and special needs schools

•           Coordinating workshops (such as drama, art, outdoor workshops etc)

•           Sports coaching

•           Working with children as part of church/community/mosque groups

•           Working in after school clubs/ breakfast clubs/ holiday clubs

•             Working as a carer in a children’s home

•             Youth Worker / Brownies/Guides/ Sunday school teacher 

Applicants must be able to provide at interview work history and details of referees to account for the last 2 years including relevant experience of working with children referenced.

We offer a full training course for constant support and a personal approach to all applicants to ensure the right opportunities for you suited to your circumstances.

Applicants will be subject to UK child safety standards including criminal record checks and UK eligibility checks.

Please call Frank on 0151 515 0822 to discuss and to arrange your interview.

Job Specification

Working as a Cover Supervisor can be a very rewarding but very demanding role. Schools may wish to employ staff for cover supervision but on occasions where they are not needed for cover, they might also be released to provide additional support to Teachers in classrooms, or to carry out administrative tasks.

Ideally, candidates will be required to:

  • Develop curricular knowledge in line with the school requirements
  • Apply the school’s behaviour management policy and report any difficulties to the class Teacher/senior leadership team
  • Set homework in line with the classroom Teacher requirements
  • Provide homework under the guidance of the class Teacher
  • Administer class tests if requested
  • Supervise the work of the Teaching Assistant, providing support if required
  • Abide by and work towards all policies within the school, eg – behaviour management, health and safety, equal opportunities
  • Carry out pre-prepared exercises in the short term absence of the class Teacher
  • Ensure students remain on task through classroom management
  • You will not be required to plan lessons, but will have the opportunity to lead the class
  • Assisting students where required and ensuring lessons are delivered
  • Collect completed work and pass to the class teacher.


What New Directions Education Ltd offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term teaching roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • Preferred supplier to more than 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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