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Cover Supervisor, Merthyr Tydfil

  • Location: Merthyr Tydfil
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £75.00 - £85.00 per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Secondary
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions are recruiting a Cover Supervisor to work in a well-desired Secondary School in Merthyr Tydfil. The school require the successful individual to have admirable management skills to adapt to a variety of classrooms within a Key Stage 3 (KS3) and Key Stage 4 (KS4)

This is a perfect opportunity for any individual who aspires to work in the education sector, without holding a PGCE. Experience of working with children isn’t essential however; experience in managing groups of people is, this could be on a volunteering or employment basis.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be EWC registered
  • Hold a current DBS on the Update Service or be willing to complete one
  • Have relevant experience
  • Excellent management skills
  • Flexibility to suit the workload

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 offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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